SOLD KickStarter - TRED Pro Total Recovery & Extraction Device

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Trixter404

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Have any of you backed this? I decided to get in at the Super Early Bird + mounting kit option for about $161. Seems like a good deal so I thought I'd share.

 
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I am not backing it. I kind of have a problem with a company that has a multi-million dollar production facility using Kickstarter to avoid the risk of bringing a new product to the market. While the product may be great if it works as advertised, I'm skeptical that Tred will be able to pull it off. Their existing ramps consistently score below MaxTrax and have numerous complaints of cracking and breaking.

I hope Tred can live up to their promises, but I'm not interested in backing a product from an established company worth millions of dollars. They should have the cash flow to pay for their own R&D.
 

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They're pieces of ****. The only good part about them was their lifetime warranty (which I used twice in 3 months). After they sent me brand new pair the second time I sold them and will be buying Maxtrax. There really is no comparison between the two.
On my last trip we used six TREDS (3 pairs) and 2 Maxtrax (1pair) every single tred failed when Maxtrax survived and still looks brand new. TREDs are brittle and brake OFTEN also their lugs melt from wheel spin. Maxtrax bend and don't melt from friction.
Hope this review helps anyone thinking of going this cheap route.
 

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I am not backing it. I kind of have a problem with a company that has a multi-million dollar production facility using Kickstarter to avoid the risk of bringing a new product to the market. While the product may be great if it works as advertised, I'm skeptical that Tred will be able to pull it off. Their existing ramps consistently score below MaxTrax and have numerous complaints of cracking and breaking.

I hope Tred can live up to their promises, but I'm not interested in backing a product from an established company worth millions of dollars. They should have the cash flow to pay for their own R&D.
I would agree with you on this except that, in this case, you are receiving the merchandise at a discounted price...feels more like a pre-sale/group buy.
 

Trixter404

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They're pieces of ****. The only good part about them was their lifetime warranty (which I used twice in 3 months). After they sent me brand new pair the second time I sold them and will be buying Maxtrax. There really is no comparison between the two.
On my last trip we used six TREDS (3 pairs) and 2 Maxtrax (1pair) every single tred failed when Maxtrax survived and still looks brand new. TREDs are brittle and brake OFTEN also their lugs melt from wheel spin. Maxtrax bend and don't melt from friction.
Hope this review helps anyone thinking of going this cheap route.
I've read the mixed reviews on the TRED 800 and 1100 and have avoided purchasing either until now but in the video they address the melting/tire spin and other issues based on feedback they have received from customers. I guess for $160, I feel it's worth giving them a shot. I'm not willing to pay the price for Maxtrax...but that's just me.
 

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Couple guys I know bought in. I'll wait and see what they think before I sink my money into them. Also like said before, pretty bad that an established company is using Kickstarter to launch a new product.
 

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I did. I backed them for $400. Don't know if I got scammed for $400, but supposedly I'll find out in 2016. By what they put out for a release they seem like they've done their homework.
 

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I guess I will be the "guinea pig".
When you get the ramps, I'm sure we would all love to see a review of how they perform and hold up. I do hope that Tred manages to make a superior or equivalent product to MaxTrax for the price they are talking about. If they pull it off and these new ramps don't break, crack, or melt, I will buy some.
 
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The review that Ronny Dahl had done was with the old version of the Treds vs Maxtrax. So far I haven't seen any reviews on how well the new design works.
 

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Just stumbled across this thread. I was an early backer and picked up two pair for right around $200.
I've only HAD to use them once, and they performed perfectly. Still look brand new.
Headed for a beach trip this weekend and plan on killing some time playing around with them some more. If weather (wind) cooperates, we may shoot a little review video as well.


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They're pieces of ****. The only good part about them was their lifetime warranty (which I used twice in 3 months). After they sent me brand new pair the second time I sold them and will be buying Maxtrax. There really is no comparison between the two.
On my last trip we used six TREDS (3 pairs) and 2 Maxtrax (1pair) every single tred failed when Maxtrax survived and still looks brand new. TREDs are brittle and brake OFTEN also their lugs melt from wheel spin. Maxtrax bend and don't melt from friction.
Hope this review helps anyone thinking of going this cheap route.
Nuff said thanks!