Founded: at least 2014
Founder: Horizon Tire
Headquarters: Qingdao, China
Horizon is a Chinese tire supplier with a few brands in assortment (Horizon brand being their top one). For some time, they’ve been dedicated to expanding into the American tire market, although they are also present in East Asia and post-Soviet countries. However, they are only prominent in US.
Not much is known about them, although these tires seem to be well-made. The grip is fine, sure. They don’t perform great on any particular surfaces, but they do their job, and that’s about it. Do remember, that these tires are all economical options. They don’t cost much more than $80, usually
So, you won’t get a lot for this money, although these tires do have a few very commendable sides.
For instance, they are pretty tough and reliable, which is achieved by their general big weight and tough texture. Because of it, they are hard to puncture and, at the same time, a bit bulky. Not too bulky, mind you. If you weren’t told about it, you might not even have noticed.
It also contributes to their longevity. Horizon’s warranty sets a minimal mileage at 50,000 for many of their tires. It doesn’t necessarily mean they will last for their long, but this number should be at least close to the real number they had on tests. At the very least, the tread will hold on for 2 seasons.
Reportedly, Horizons are designed very well. It’s not really what you look for in tires, especially cheap tires. If you do, then Horizon treads is your lucky chance. However, be advised that choosing on looks alone is a poor decision. These tires aren’t exactly peak performance and comfort.
They are a good option if you don’t want to spend more than $200 on a set of tires (which is an average cost of these). Don’t expect a whole lot, because these treads are still pretty uncomfortable compared to the better models.
Horizon is really only available in USA – so, if you find them at all, you can go ahead and give them a try. Otherwise, don’t bother looking – they are good but not really worth the effort of searching.