Achilles Desert Hawk HT2 Review
Part of Achilles new era of tires, the Desert Hawk HT2 makes great strides in offering a compelling highway terrain tire at an extremely attractive price.
- Impressive on-road manners
- Solid warranty
- Could use better off-road capability
- Not great in colder temperatures/snow
This all-season tire is designed to meet the needs of modern utility vehicles and their owners.
Four large circumferential grooves help easily evacuate water to prevent hydroplaning. In terms of highway manners (the tire’s main purpose) they’re impressive with nearly-solid center tread rib that makes for a stable highway ride and immediate responsiveness to initial turn-in.
For addd grip the shoulder tread blocks are joined together on the inner portion of the tire, giving larger contact patch and more overall stability in corners.
Making use of some of the latest tire technology, the tread compound is infused with silica, which enables it to offer solid dry and long life, while also retaining grip in wet conditions.
This tread compound also allows for lower rolling resistance meaning the tire creates less friction with the road (when you don’t want it to), helping you save on fuel – even if only minutely. Another result of this is increased tread life, allowing Achilles to offer a 60,000 mile warranty on the tire. That’s not class leading, nor would you expect it for this price, but it’s a very solid tire life for this price point.
Sold as a highway-terrain tire, this normally means it combines features of an all-season with an all-terrain tire. Here, it’s very much more of the former, meaning don’t expect much grip if you venture off-road. It’s also not designed to perform in colder temperatures or in snow.
With it’s highway focus, it is built to deliver a quiet and smooth ride.
Overall, considering this tire’s manners, tread life and price, it’s an impressive value.
Achilles Desert Hawk HT2 Price
Pricing for the Achilles Desert Hawk HT2 ranges from just over $100 per tire to just under $200 per tire for a pretty massive 21-inch size.
Achilles Desert Hawk HT2 Warranty
The Achilles Desert Hawk HT2 is backed by a solid 60,000 mile tread life warranty.
Achilles Desert Hawk HT2 Sizes