Nexen, a Korean tire company, hosted a media briefing at Overland Expo West. They gave journalists a sneak peak at their new Roadian ATX all-terrain (official launch was not until June 1, 2022). This tire has a 3-ply sidewall, 60,000 mile treadwear warranty for LT sizes, and the 3-peak mountain snowflake/severe winter rating (except flotation sizes).
While I have noticed Nexen at the SEMA Show I had never investigated the brand or their offerings. My general preference is for higher-void, all-terrain or commercial traction designs, however I’m not against running a lower-void, 5-rib all-terrain or all-season, particularly one that has a robust sidewall deign and is 3-peak/mountain snowflake rated. (Nexen also makes a couple good looking, knobby mud-terrain treads.)
There are 63 sizes, including one of my current favorites, the LT285/75R18. Timing matters, and currently I have an extra set of 18″ OEM aluminum wheels sitting in my shop, and an opening in my editorial schedule. If Nexen will supply a set for evaluation, I’ll start a long-term review.
What a great looking tire, and from every angle! Here’s a quick slide show peek (no audio) of the features of the outer rib lugs. All sizes have 18.5/32″ of tread depth. More detailed initial video view coming soon.
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May 19, 2021
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The new Baja Boss A/T offers aggressive looks and smooth performance. The unique, asymmetric tread design is optimized for reduced noise, excellent wet and snow performance with superior on-road handling and off-road traction.
“We are pleased to announce the new Baja Boss A/T tire line, featuring PowerPly XD construction,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “This new hybrid tire is a great addition to the Mickey Thompson line. We’ve combined the best features of our popular Baja ATZp3 with new, innovative technology to deliver the best hybrid all-terrain tire for our customers. Baja Boss A/T is a true all-weather tire, ready for anything.”
NEW Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T sidewall
The Baja Boss A/T blends Extreme Sidebiters® for a bold look and serious grip with an all-new silica-reinforced compound providing long-wear, all-weather performance and cut/chip resistance.
Baja Boss A/T highlights include:
Large surface area tread elements for a greater contact area
Shoulder scallops for an additional biting edge
Sound-deadening ribs for stability and a quiet ride
Enhanced stone ejectors to reduce debris retention
PowerPly XD™ with 50 percent heavier denier cord on the biased-angled third ply for protection, handling and stability
Rim flange protector for added wheel protection
3 Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMS) symbol certifies that all sizes 12.50 (315) and narrower are Severe Snow Service rated
50,000-mile treadwear warranty
Increased-load LT-Metric sizing for heavy duty applications
Lower-load floatation sizing for half-ton, lighter trucks and SUVs
Several sizes approved for 12-inch and 14-inch wide wheels including three 35X15.50 sizes
A 35-inch tire approved for 17×6.5 “dually” wheels
The Baja Boss A/T is now available. For the latest updates on the A/T line, and all of Mickey Thompson’s off-road tires, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com.