Maxxis Bighorn MT-762 Review

One way to tell that Maxxis takes off-road performance seriously is the fact that it offers not one, not two, but three dedicated mud-terrain tires.

PROS

  • More than just a mud terrain tire
  • Impressive traction
  • Studdable

CONS

  • Confusing warranty
  • No tread wear warranty

When it comes to mud terrain tires, the Bighorn MT-762 fits in the middle of Maxxis’ lineup, so it’s worth checking out the other two models as well.

For even more extreme performance there’s the¬†Buckshot Mudder II MT-764, while the Razr MT is a more well-mannered tire designed with some on-road manners in mind and even comes with a 40,000 mile treadwear warranty. The¬†Bighorn does not.

While it is a mud terrain tire, the MT-762 is still very much an all-terrain tire. The deep tread blocks with plenty of space between each block allows the tire to clean itself easily. The tread design itself works well not only for mud but also for rocks.

As for the structure of the tire it’s built for rugged and rocky terrain as well and is designed to resist punctures. In particular, the large tread blocks on the shoulder of the tire help prevent cuts. Those same parts of the shoulder also help give the tire extra traction on uneven ground.

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On top of all this, Maxxis did design the tire for more than just extreme off-roading. While the wide footprint is good for traction, it also works to help make a smoother ride off-road.

And finally, there’s the tire’s look. The tread pattern does look a little sparse, with so much space between the tread blocks, but it looks designed for some extreme fun and the raised white lettering on the sidewall is perfect to help get that message across.

Overall, the MT-762 is an impressively capable mud terrain tire that also serves double duty on hard terrain too. If you spent a lot off time off-road on variable surfaces, it’s a tough one to beat.

Maxxis Bighorn MT-762 Price

Pricing for the Bighorn MT-762 starts at roughly $124 per tire.

Maxxis Bighorn MT-762 Warranty

Maxxis has a rather complex warranty setup, which isn’t great for consumers as it’s easy to find misinformation.

According to their official warranty info sheet, the Bighorn MT-762 is not backed by a specific milage warranty. That’s not terribly surprising.

Maxxis does go to great pains to list what is not covered under their warranty and the only street-legal tires that applies to are the RC-1, R19 and the VR-1, all of which are race tires for passenger cars (although the R19 is a pretty cool one built just for rallying).

That said, the Bighorn line does get Maxxis’ limited warranty where the brand will (essentially) replace any tire that has a defect in materials or workmanship over the first 50% of the tire’s treadlife, and will pro-rate the replacement cost after that an up to the last 2/32nds of usable treadwear. Technically speaking Maxxis’ warranty only applies to tires that aren’t impacted by the brand’s list of “what is not covered” which is listed in their official warranty info on their website.

Maxxis Bighorn MT-762 Sizes

14-inch tires

27X8.50R14LT

15-inch tires
30X9.50R15LT
31X10.50R15LT
32X11.50R15LT
33X12.50R15LT
35X12.50R15LT
LT235/75R15

16-inch Tires
LT235/85R16
LT245/75R16
LT255/85R16
LT265/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT275/70R16
LT285/75R16
LT305/70R16
LT315/75R16

17-inch Tires
35X12.50R17LT
LT235/80R17
LT245/70R17
LT245/70R17
LT255/65R17
LT265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT275/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT305/70R17

18-inch Tires
LT275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/70R18
LT285/75R18
LT325/60R18
LT325/65R18

20-inch Tires
LT275/65R20
LT305/55R20
LT325/60R20