Radial v. Bias Tire

   Advantages Disadvantages 

  • Strong sidewalls, tough casing
  • Better sidewall puncture resistance
  • Good lateral stability (hill side work)
  • Good in rough terrain and off-road
  • Self-Cleaning
  • Easily repaired
  • Lower purchase price

  • Poor life expectancy (50% of radial)
  • Lack of flexibility in casing reduces foot print and traction
  • Tread flexes more, generating more heat and rolling resistance.
  • Profile of tire increases soil compaction and reduces traction
  • Larger rolling resistance and fuel inefficiency
  •  Radial  

  • Good high speed capacity
  • Longer lasting (Up to 50% longer)
  • Wear resistant
  • Low heat build-up
  • Lower rolling resistance
  • Better Fuel Economy
  • Better floatation and larger contact area
  • Less soil compaction
  • Better stability and machine handling
  • Smoother, more quiet ride
  • Proliferation of tires in the last 10 years has mostly been in radial

  • More prone to puncturing
  • More difficult to repair
  • Higher purchase price
  • For the best deals on tires, go to the experts at Your Next Tire.  Reach us by phone toll free at 1-888-513-TIRE(8473). Reach us by e-mail at support@yournexttire.com. Our goal is to provide great products, at great prices, and shipping in great time.

    One response

    1. Thanks for sahirng. Always good to find a real expert.

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