The Cepek brand of tires and wheels is rich with off-road history and legend. Back in the early '60s, company founder Dick Cepek was one of the first off-road gurus to have a special tire manufactured for off-road enthusiasts. He was also one of the first to open specialty shops to sell trail gear and performance parts. It's been a number of years since we've run any tires with the "DC" logo on them, so it was a little nostalgic for us to test the Dick Cepek Radial F-C II.
The F-C II is an all-terrain tire the company calls its "hybrid," designed as a cross between an all-terrain tire and a mild mud-terrain tire. The F-C II, with its deep and wide tread voids and sharp shoulder lugs, features a slightly more aggressive tread pattern than the average all-terrain tire. Through our rigorous testing, we found that the tires were quiet on the highway while providing good off-road traction on many terrains and in many conditions.