Radar Renegade R7 M/T Review
Launched as a followup to its popular and successful Renegade R5 mud-terrain tire, the Renegade R7 M/T takes lessons learned on the road and in competition and adds improvements.
- Truly functional stone ejector technology
- 3-ply construction
- Great new look
- Limited warranty
Sporting a relatively similar design with a four-row tread pattern, the new R7 from Radar Tires gets interior tread blocks with more of a hook shape pattern, with each block angled more to help dig into loose surfaces. On of the tire’s biggest new feature is its unique stone ejector technology. With a raise “nub” found between the tread blocks, it flexes when the tread contacts the earth, and then stiffens again, helping to shake stones free.
Stones trapped in tires not only prevent grip on the next rotation but are a leading cause of premature tire wear.
This feature also helps to self-clean the tire, something that’s critical for a mud-terrain tire. With lots of void space between the tread, the R7 can dig into deep mud, rocks, sand and loose earth and easily toss it out behind.
Another stand-out feature of the Renegade R7 is its 3-ply construction. True off-roaders will tell you that 2-ply just isn’t sufficient, and if you’ve ever changed a tire on a trail because your 2-ply tires got slashed by a sharp rock.. you’d agree.
A final notable feature on this tire is the design of the upper sidewall of the tires. The intricate design does more than just look good (although it is a big improvement over the simplistic R5 tire), the “side-biters” help give additional traction when the tire is deep in mud and loose earth.
And did we mention the tire looks a lot cooler than the old R5?
Radar Renegade R7 M/T Price
Pricing for the Radar Renegade R7 M/T starts at around $145 per tire and tops out at around $330 per tire. Retailers may sell for less.
Radar Renegade R7 M/T Warranty
The Radar Renegade R7 M/T does not come with a milage guarantee, which is normal for a mud-terrain tire.
Radar’s standard limited warranty covers the tires against defects in materials and workmanship for the first 12 months or first 2/32-inch of treadwear. As far as industry standards go, this is quite low.
Radar Tires does offer a Road Hazard Warranty on most of its products, but not on its mud-terrain tires.
Radar Renegade R7 M/T Sizes