Another thing that I haven't seen anyone mention is just how fast the Street fighters wear out when you are constantly giving them the beans, yes they grip a little better than the rodeoos but that's because of a softer compound, which like all soft compounds on a hard surface, wear faster. Donuts do not help this at all.
Also "ripoffs" is a harsh term for street tires, street threads are pretty identical to begin with unlike off road threads that can vary immensely, see clay tire to badlands for example.
If a company can give me 90% the performance of a top brand at only 70% the cost, kudos to them. Keeps the big guys humble and keep a couple extra dollars in my pocket.
@OP check out suprasales on ebay, they have budget tires as well
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