Dick Cepek Trail Country Review
From a brand dedicated to off-roading, the Trail Country tire is the least aggressive offering in the Dick Cepek lineup.
- Attractively priced
- Quiet on-road
- Not bad in snow
- Only good for light off-roading
- Limited wet grip
For those who don’t know, Dick Cepek is a boutique tire brand that is owned by Cooper Tires, a company that already makes some pretty capable off-road and truck tires. Dick Cepek is entirely focused on off-roading and the Trail Country is designed to give a mix of on and off-road performance – and it does an ok job.
On-road is where this tire really does shine, so if you’re looking for something for occasional light off-road use or just something that looks more aggressive, this is a solid and affordable option.
The tread pattern is a more conventional five-row design similar to an all-season. As a result, its on-road responsiveness is quite good. However, its real stand out feature is just how quiet it is for an all-terrain tire. Owners continuously praise this tire for how good it is on long trips.
As a result of this tread design it’s by no means a serious off-road tire. One unique feature, however, is the tread block design that is built to actually push rocks into the wider channels that run the length of the tire. This works as a self-cleaning function to prevent stone buildup, which in turn not only helps give more grip, but reduces uneven wear that trapped stones can have.
In making the tire, Dick Cepek used a silica-enhanced tread compound which generally has the benefit of offering better wet grip, however, that’s not really the case here. Most users report being disappointed with wet traction on-road.
Somewhat surprisingly, owners do report good grip in snow. The tire is not, however, certified for true winter use.
The tire itself is base using twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon, which sits on top of two-ply polyester casing. As a result it’s durable for use on trucks and can handle regular use under heavy loads and puling trailers.
In terms of overall tread life, the tire comes with 50,000 mile warranty, which is rather low for an all-terrain tire – especially one that’s more on-road focused.
Dick Cepek Trail Country Price
Pricing for the Dick Cepek Trail Country start at around $135 per tire.
Dick Cepek Trail Country Warranty
Dick Cepek backs the Trail Country all-terrain tire with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty. In addition, it’s covered by a factory limited warranty that includes free replacement for defective tires detected within the first 2/32-inch of tread life. After that point, defective tires will be replaced on a pro-rated basis down to the final 2/32-inch of useable tread life.
Dick Cepek Trail Country Sizes