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TREAD March - April 2020

A Guide To Automotive Adventure & Outdoor Lifestyle

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United States
Engaged Media
$9.27(Incl. tax)
$26.52(Incl. tax)
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
knowledge is preparation

I’m not one of those people who can pop-up off the sofa and head out the door to the grocery store at a moment’s notice—the thought gives me anxiety. Nor am I my typical easy-going self when you change plans on me at the last second. I get quite perturbed. And don’t you dare organize a surprise party for me. When I find out about it, I’ll pester you for all the details of the things that don’t add up right in my head. By the way, I’m quite observant. This may sound absolutely ridiculous to some, but others know exactly how I feel. I like to be prepared. I like to be ready for whatever comes my way as best as I can, understanding that mishaps can still happen. I…

3 min
rock ‘n’ roll

Spring is in the air. And it’s the perfect time to upgrade some items—like your wheels. Why not do some spring cleaning, sell off stuff and buy yourself a new set of wheels? Start the new season with an eye-catching look. Whether you’re still heading to the snow or in search of warmer weather, there is sure to be something to fit your style and accompany you on your journey. MAYHEM / VOYAGER The Voyager from Mayhem Wheels targets the off-road and overland crowd, with special attention to the Toyota and Jeep enthusiast. Additional fitments are offered for the mid and full-size pickup truck market, too. The wheel is available in 17x8.5 and 18x9 in 5-, 6- and 8-lug applications and is available in a stunning Matte Black or Stellar Dark Bronze…

5 min

01. MISHIMOTO / JEEP XJ FAN SHROUD Say goodbye to the stock cooling fan on your Jeep XJ. Besides being outdated, the stock option fan pulls a lot of power away from the performance of your Cherokee. This new fan shroud by Mishimoto incorporates three high-flow 10-inch electric slim fans. Each of these fans moves at a constant 950 CFM regardless of engine speed. This combo will provide way better cooling power than OE parts thanks to the unique design, which offers one fan to replace the stock A/C fan, as the other two fans are free to cool the radiator. Their testing has shown the fans have moved air 41.9% better than the stock fan shroud at idle and 22% better than the stock fans at 2,500 RPM. The cherry…

3 min
gear box

01. BEYOND CLOTHING/ PRIMA LOCHI JACKET This reversible jacket is built to handle a variety of scenes and needs. Rugged quilted ripstop protects against gusts and showers, while the performance insulation keeps you warm without the sweat. The reversible design offers two looks for the price of one. Made of 70-denier quilted micro ripstop, Polartec Alpha Insulation, and perfect for weather below 45 degrees. The epic colorways can be worn in the woods or in a bustling city anywhere on the globe. Comes in standard and long sizes. Available in Black/ Woodland, Grey/Rescue Red and a limited-edition snow Olive/Artic colorway. MSRP: $185 beyondclothing.com 02. BEYOND CLOTHING/ MAKER’S PANT Day-to-day wearability meets purpose-built power with the Maker’s Pant. It’s comfortable and tough enough to wear every day. Flexible fabrics and articulated construction keep you mobile,…

2 min
made the cut

New pocketknives are released regularly, and the itch to grab a new one consumes us all. It’s hard not to start a collection of these ageless tools that serve a variety of purposes. Their many daily uses, such as opening packages or slicing food while on a break at work, are aplenty, which makes it easy to rationalize having more than one. Whether you’re starting your collection or adding to it, this issue’s selections are bound to delight your senses. Consider your needs and pick one that’s right for you. 01. BENCHMADE /TACTICAL TRIAGE Type: Folder Overall Length Open: 8.33 in. Overall Length Closed: 4.85 in. Blade Length: 3.48 in. Weight: 5.28 oz. Blade Material: CPM-S30V Handle Material: G10 MSRP: $235 benchmade.com 02. ZERO TOLERANCE /0460TI Type: Folder Overall Length Open: 7.5 in. Overall…

3 min
power boost super73-s1

01 FRAME STEEL FRAME Sturdy and strong steel frame supports rider and components with stainless steel hardware to keep rust at bay. DIMENSIONS The length from front of the front wheel to back of rear wheel is 65 inches or 165 centimeters. It is 25 inches wide, including handlebars. SEAT The 4-inch wide comfy seat sits 32 inches from the ground and accommodates most heights. 02 FEATURES TIRES The all-terrain tires are 20x4 to provide a smooth ride on all types of terrain. KICKSTAND Keep the bike upright on the heavy-duty alloy kickstand. RANGE On a full battery charge, the bike can travel 35 to 40 miles at 20 mph, pending given variables. 03 PERFORMANCE MOTOR The 500-watt nominal motor and 1,000-watt rear hub motor keeps you moving. BATTERY Weighing 8.7 pounds, the battery locks into the mount and can be quickly removed for charging away from the…