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This thread looks at the difference between the Original Maxxis Bighorns & the Bighorn 2.0's. Also If you own either of these tires a reply with your review would help future owners in making the right decisions.

Maxxis Bighorn Radial ATV/UTV Tires
The tread pattern and wide footprint give this radial exceptional traction, and the Bighorn’s shoulder lugs protect the sidewalls. Solid raised white lettering gives this tire an attractive look. With radial construction, recreational riders as well as ATV racers have appreciated the ride quality and comfort.
► Radial construction.
► 6 Ply
► Extra wrap around tread for rocky conditions.
► Raised white letters on one side of tires.


Bighorn ATV/UTV Tire Specs**

Tire Size____________Tread Depth32nds (Inches)_____________________Weight- Lbs.
25x8-12__________________28/32 (.87")_________________________23.6**
25x10-12_________________28/32 (.87")_________________________27.8**
26x9-12__________________25/32 (.78")_________________________25.2**

26x12-12_________________25/32 (.78")_________________________29.9
27x9-12__________________25/32 (.78")_________________________32.6
27x12-12_________________25/32 (.78")_________________________36.8
26x9-14__________________25/32 (.78")_________________________23.0**
26x11-14_________________25/32 (.78")_________________________27.8**

26x8-15__________________25/32 (.78")_________________________19.4
26x10-15_________________25/32 (.78")_________________________25.6





** Tire sizes colored in Green are available in BOTH the Bighorn 2.0 as well as the Original Bighorn.

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 Radial ATV/UTV Tires
Based on the legendary Bighorn, the new Bighorn 2.0 is a lightweight version that mimics the tread design of the original Bighorn, with a slimmer profile. Radial construction provides better shock absorption, allowing for a smoother ride. The non-directional pattern provides predictable cornering and claws up roots and rocks, creating optimum climbing confidence. The Bighorn 2.0 boasts a 6-ply rating, offering the durability that you’ve grown to expect from Bighorn tires.
► Radial construction for great traction.
► 6 Ply
► Extra wrap around tread for rocky conditions.
NO?? white letters on one side of tires. (Ill fix this if incorrect)


Bighorn 2.0 ATV/UTV Tire Specs**
Tire Size_____________Tread Depth32nds (Inches)___________Weight- Lbs.
23x8-12___________________23/32 (.71")__________________15.3
23x10-12__________________23/32 (.71")__________________19.6
24x8-12___________________23/32 (.71")__________________16.2
25x8-12___________________23/32 (.71")__________________18.4**
25x10-12__________________23/32 (.71")__________________22.7**
26x9-12___________________25/32 (.78")__________________21.2**

26x11-12__________________25/32 (.78")__________________25.7
26x9-14___________________25/32 (.78")__________________21.2**
26x11-14__________________25/32 (.78")__________________27.2**


**Maxis also makes a size 24x10-r11 with a tread depth of 23/32 but I can't get anymore stats on that tire. I believe it is specific to a certain ATV?

** Tire sizes in Green are available in BOTH the Original Bighorn as well as the newer Bighorn 2.0's

Comparing the Maxxis Bighorn Vs. the Bighorn 2.0 weight can only be done with these matching sizes**

SIZE__________Bighorn__________Bighorn 2.0__________Weight difference
25x8-12________23.6______________18.4_______________5.2 lbs.
25x10-12_______27.8______________22.7_______________5.1 lbs.
26x9-12________25.2______________21.2_______________4.0 lbs.
26x9-14________23________________21.2_______________1.8 lbs.
26x11-14_______27.8______________27.2_______________0.6 lbs.


***Tread depth/width may differ.

It is claimed that the biggest change from the original Maxxis Bighorn to the Bighorn 2.0 is the weight difference of about 5 Lbs. You need to be careful on that "Claim" as depending on the size of your tire choice, you may only save a pound! So check out the cost of the tire. Usually the difference is not much, however the buyer should be aware.

The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 is a newer version of the Bighorn. Looking at the tires side by side it's not instantly noticeable unless you're a tire guru(or have owned them), Most often pictures that are shown mimic the ones I have provided, they use a front thinner original Bighorn (on left with 12" wheel)& compare it (picture wise) to a wider Bighorn 2.0 (on the right with a 14" wheel), thus giving the illusion there's a big difference in the "New" tire.
The way Maxxis went about lowering the weight is by thinning the tread/lugs on the tire, The lugs being the traction part that grips/touches the ground. The 2.0's Treads are about 3/8" thinner than the regular Bighorns. the design is about the same & as you can see by the specs Maxxis did play around with the tread depth as well. That disposes of the myth on a few online videos that say the tread depth is the same. They are both Radial & 6 ply. & appears as if the 2.0's dropped the raised white lettering. Here's a Side X Side look.



Another side by side view.. Original Bighorn on the left & Bighorn 2.0 on the right.


So, If I have missed anything and/or you would like to review the Maxxis Bighorns (Original or 2.0) for other members or "Googler's" please feel free to chime in.. Pictures of everything from them mounted on different wheels to damage & repairs would be nice, as well as testimony.

The more people provide input, the more future owners can decide if its the right tire for them. Another interesting angle is the "knockoff" sector, while some may not be direct copies of Maxxis Bighorns & 2.0's I may surf through online & post up Stats on competing tires that are close to the Bighorn itself..
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

I hate to say this after your kicka** write up, but I am not sure lighter treaded 2.0s would justify saving 9.6 lbs. I'd go with the original.

As a side note I would go 26X9 all the way around. It would save you 12.4 pounds and one spare fits all!

PS you made me break out my calculator.
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

It took a while & a bit of research.. The only issue I was actually having was trying to find out if the 2.0's had the raised white lettering! believe it or not some advertise that the 2.0's do & some do not.. Even Maxxis' website doesn't mention it when it clearly does for the original Bighorns..

As for the weight... I guess it really depends on the tire size.. If you can take 5Lbs off each back wheel you gain X amount of HP back..

I forget the equation but it's actually mentioned in the SXS Mania video... Every pound counts! It's not the overall weight your shooting for but lowering the rotational mass! Anyways, what do I know, my tires weigh over 50Lbs each! I am getting the Bighorns though, thus all the research. I'd just like to hear the goods & bad that come with them...
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

I have ruined 2.0s. I have never ruined a Old Bighorn. I have run the Bighorns since they came out. Tried a set of the 2.0s and they did not last a season.
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

2 yrs and 700 rocky trail miles in the only problem I've had is a hole in one sidewall. Plugged it and I'm still driving on it. Never tried the originals.
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Thanks for all the info., now I have something to compare to Pitbulls.
On another topic, I see your up for some more surgery next month, best of luck to you and thanks for your service.
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

It's common knowledge that the orginal BH runs about an inch oversize, but does the 2,0 also?
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

Mike I have run on Bighorns exclusively for 3 years. I have only had 1 flat but I consider that just dumb luck! In mud they do great. They arent the first place choice in a mud competition, but they get the job done well. They clean out well enough to get you through some pretty nasty stuff. In snow they will show their weakness though. On anything over 18 inches high you will do a lot of sliding and once you get into the 3 foot range you are stuck. I guess almost any tire would be overwhelmed by that though. On dirt and hardpack they drift well in 2wd and in 4 they hookup big time. The treads wear well, I would say about a 1500+ miles at least before they need replaced, unless you burn out a lot of course. They have been used exclusively because for a multi purpose tire, I dont think they can be beat. The only tire is the Pit Bulls but reports say they seem to they wear out a lot faster.

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Quote: Originally Posted by alageezer View Post
It's common knowledge that the orginal BH runs about an inch oversize, but does the 2,0 also?
For that answer I must rely on someone who owns either set & plans to upgrade to a new set. Maybe they can take measurements. So long as they account for the current wear. A second possible answer is if a vendor is selling them & would be willing to measure & post up results..


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Thanks for all the info., now I have something to compare to Pitbulls.
On another topic, I see your up for some more surgery next month, best of luck to you and thanks for your service.
Thanks, & Yeah, surgery was scheduled for Aug 28th but was bumped back to Sept 19th. The 3 main Doc's had conflicting vacation schedules. I did get my pre-op packet in the mail & the date is Solid.
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

I don't know about the 2.0's. I got the original Big Horns on yesterday due to their reputation and the rocky Hatfield and McCoy trails I ride. All I can say is WOW. What a difference from the stock Maxis tires that were on my LE. The Big Horns ride wonderful and hook up well when you want them to and will still drift without flipping you. On pavement they are unusually quiet, much more so than the stock tires. So far they are everything they have been hyped up to be, but I only have about 25 miles on them that I put on last nite. So far so good. I am putting the original tires on my sportsman, they only have 600 miles on them and are still in great shape.
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

I would like to see someone actually weigh and measure all sizes. I do not trust Maxxis website for specs. How can a 27x12x12 weigh 3lbs less than a 26x12x12?
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Hayseed,

Curious to know if you put stock sizes on, or if you changed, what you did to correct fitment issues? I'm seriously considering going with 27x9 on ITP SS wheels on all four corners.
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I used 2" spacers all around with 26" Big Horns. 12 wide in the rear and 9 in the front. They rub the inner fenders in front. I am putting the spring spacers in but will probably order the 1.5" forward arms to keep them from hitting while compressing the suspension. I put it in some twists and holes so I want no rubbing.
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Re: Maxxis Bighorn Vs. Bighorn 2.0 W/ Specs, (weights ect.) & Claims VS. Myths.

Nice post and info... Thanks

We've got 3 sets of original BH's on everything 4x4 we own.
Rotate them every 500 miles, we see a little blacktop every ride in Southern WVa.
(25") 6000 miles on a set mounted on a Grizzly 700.
Over 8500 miles on one set of 25 inchers mounted on a '04 Honda Foreman 450S.
(and not even below the groove, notch, wear indicator thingy yet)
26" mounted on the RZR (1800 miles) .... still looking very good.

Even wear seems to be the best.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hayseed View Post
I used 2" spacers all around with 26" Big Horns. 12 wide in the rear and 9 in the front. They rub the inner fenders in front. I am putting the spring spacers in but will probably order the 1.5" forward arms to keep them from hitting while compressing the suspension. I put it in some twists and holes so I want no rubbing.
Was this with stock wheels, and did you use the spacers because you had to or just wanted the extra width?
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