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Specialized MTB tyres from £15 + £2.99 del at Specialized Shop
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Specialized MTB tyres from £15 + £2.99 del at Specialized Shop

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Posted 16th Jun
Specialized are clearing out their MTB tyres it seems, and I'm a huge fan of the Purgatory so I've ordered a selection.

Lots of 650b and 29" tyres available, all tubeless ready, mostly in the GRID specification, which is increased sidewall protection against rocks etc. I've ordered a Butcher for the front, a Purg for the rear in Summer and a Slaughter for the rear in Winter. £53 for the lot with free delivery over £50. Can't say better than that when they equal my Maxxis High Roller II and cost a third as much....
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Cracking deal, have some heat
Does anyone have any recommendations for an 'Enduro' hardtail?

Looking for something light enough for pedalling but sturdy enough to be taken on uplift days?

I imagine no such tyre exists
A wheeley good deal that I'll never tyre of, I've bought a mountain of them at this price
@gkeele any idea where i can get 26x1.95 tyres for a decent price? Looks like they're all oos on the specialized site. I was given a cheap mountain bike but it seems like the tyres are cracking on the surface treads
TheShadowWalker16/06/2020 14:30

@gkeele any idea where i can get 26x1.95 tyres for a decent price? Looks …@gkeele any idea where i can get 26x1.95 tyres for a decent price? Looks like they're all oos on the specialized site. I was given a cheap mountain bike but it seems like the tyres are cracking on the surface treads


Do you definitely need to stick with 1.95 width? You should be able to pick anything smaller and lots of bigger widths dependent upon your brake set up (and frame)....
(just saying in case you spot a decent deal on say some 1.75 width tyres)
Good deal. Any recommendations on Heli-tape? Getting mixed reviews
TheShadowWalker16/06/2020 14:30

@gkeele any idea where i can get 26x1.95 tyres for a decent price? Looks …@gkeele any idea where i can get 26x1.95 tyres for a decent price? Looks like they're all oos on the specialized site. I was given a cheap mountain bike but it seems like the tyres are cracking on the surface treads


halfords.com/cyc…tml These should do if you are happy with basic tyres. Seems like most other cheap 26" tyres are out of stock at the moment.
Edit: chainreactioncycles.com/con…862 I bought these yesterday if you can fit wider tyres on your bike.
Edited by: "hpi02" 16th Jun
wilf123416/06/2020 14:38

Do you definitely need to stick with 1.95 width? You should be able to …Do you definitely need to stick with 1.95 width? You should be able to pick anything smaller and lots of bigger widths dependent upon your brake set up (and frame)....(just saying in case you spot a decent deal on say some 1.75 width tyres)


Here are the 26x2.1's on sale...

specialized.com/gb/…bes

Or the 26x1.5.....

specialized.com/gb/…bes
wilf123416/06/2020 14:42

Here are the 26x2.1's on …Here are the 26x2.1's on sale...https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/equipment/bike-components/tires--tubes/c/tirestubesOr the 26x1.5.....https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/equipment/bike-components/tires--tubes/c/tirestubes


Or how about these?

decathlon.co.uk/26x…tml
WoodlandWanderer16/06/2020 13:38

Does anyone have any recommendations for an 'Enduro' hardtail?Looking for …Does anyone have any recommendations for an 'Enduro' hardtail?Looking for something light enough for pedalling but sturdy enough to be taken on uplift days?I imagine no such tyre exists


Always a compromise between weight and protection! The Purgs are a good 'do it all' tyre on either wheel, and I've taken the non-GRID versions to an uplift centre or two in the past - but for 65g extra weight per tyre I'd just get the GRID versions, particularly if you're running tubeless. My tyre choices were based on a similar setup - trail bike which will be taken to the odd uplift.
Edited by: "gkeele" 16th Jun
wilf123416/06/2020 14:42

Here are the 26x2.1's on …Here are the 26x2.1's on sale...https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/equipment/bike-components/tires--tubes/c/tirestubesOr the 26x1.5.....https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/equipment/bike-components/tires--tubes/c/tirestubes


@hpi02@wilf1234
The ones I have on now are 26x1.95. Do you reckon it's okay to put wider tyres 2.3 on?
The specialized 26in tyres are all sold out.

Thanks for the recommendations. Looks like it's between the decathlon b'twin hybrid tyre £10 and chainreaction continental 2.3 wide tyre £15 then. Would the basic b'twin tyre last me a long time? I've never heard that brand before. I mostly just ride in the summer.
Hi thanks for this post, I bought my twin 13yo lads Specialized Pitch’s last Christmas. They love them but I never knew there was so much choice of tyres etc. I’m guessing it’s worth my while to bag a few of these for spares? Can anyone tell me please:
is a 650b x2.3 a 27.5 tyre?
What is a GRID tyre
What is ‘bliss ready’
Cheers.
Edited by: "angusyoung" 16th Jun
angusyoung16/06/2020 16:57

Hi thanks for this post, I bought my twin 13yo lads Specialized Pitch’s l …Hi thanks for this post, I bought my twin 13yo lads Specialized Pitch’s last Christmas. They love them but I never knew there was so much choice of tyres etc. I’m guessing it’s worth my while to bag a few of these for spares? Can anyone tell me please:is a 650b x2.3 a 27.5 tyre? What is a GRID tyreWhat is ‘bliss ready’Cheers.


650b is 27.5 yes.

GRID means the tyre is more resistant to sidewall cuts due to reinforcement, but they weigh a bit more and cost a bit more, only necessary for really rough terrain.

2Bliss is Specialized speak for tubeless ready, you can run them with sealant instead of inner tubes if you're worried about finding enough grip and/or puncture resistance.
gkeele16/06/2020 17:26

650b is 27.5 yes.GRID means the tyre is more resistant to sidewall cuts …650b is 27.5 yes.GRID means the tyre is more resistant to sidewall cuts due to reinforcement, but they weigh a bit more and cost a bit more, only necessary for really rough terrain.2Bliss is Specialized speak for tubeless ready, you can run them with sealant instead of inner tubes if you're worried about finding enough grip and/or puncture resistance.


Thank you, and thank you for your post. I don’t need them but ordered 4 for when my lads come to need them. One last thing, do you need a special wheel/rim to go tubeless? Would you recommend it? My lads have a Pitch Sport and Pitch Sport Comp. Thank you.
angusyoung16/06/2020 17:39

Thank you, and thank you for your post. I don’t need them but ordered 4 f …Thank you, and thank you for your post. I don’t need them but ordered 4 for when my lads come to need them. One last thing, do you need a special wheel/rim to go tubeless? Would you recommend it? My lads have a Pitch Sport and Pitch Sport Comp. Thank you.


Welcome!

Whether all rims work or not is a bit of a grey area, short answer is, ideally they'll be tubeless compatible.

I would recommend it only for riders who ride offroad once a week or more, and/or suffer from lots of punctures or 'pinch flats'. The sealant itself needs maintaining with a top up every six months or so, and a bottle of sealant is more expensive than two inner tubes and a puncture repair kit! Plus there's tape and tubeless valves to buy, it's a whole thing.
gkeele16/06/2020 17:59

Welcome! Whether all rims work or not is a bit of a grey area, short …Welcome! Whether all rims work or not is a bit of a grey area, short answer is, ideally they'll be tubeless compatible.I would recommend it only for riders who ride offroad once a week or more, and/or suffer from lots of punctures or 'pinch flats'. The sealant itself needs maintaining with a top up every six months or so, and a bottle of sealant is more expensive than two inner tubes and a puncture repair kit! Plus there's tape and tubeless valves to buy, it's a whole thing.


Thank you for your knowledge gkeele. I think we’ll stick to tubes until my lads say different. Cheers.
TheShadowWalker16/06/2020 16:36

@hpi02 @wilf1234 The ones I have on now are 26x1.95. Do you reckon it's …@hpi02 @wilf1234 The ones I have on now are 26x1.95. Do you reckon it's okay to put wider tyres 2.3 on?The specialized 26in tyres are all sold out.Thanks for the recommendations. Looks like it's between the decathlon b'twin hybrid tyre £10 and chainreaction continental 2.3 wide tyre £15 then. Would the basic b'twin tyre last me a long time? I've never heard that brand before. I mostly just ride in the summer.


what sort of riding do you do?
Off road, gravel, canal paths, or 100% road? If you mainly go on road or canal paths, I'd go for something semi slick - you'll find it a lot faster. It's pointless sticking nobbly or even semi nobbly tyres on your bike if they never see mud or bumpy ground...

I've always stuck Schwalbe City Jet tyres on my kids bikes as Halfords tended to do some really good deals occasionally for circa £8 or £9, and they can easily handle the odd trip off the tarmac . CRC are currently doing the 1.5 wide version for £8 - that's pretty narrow and might look a bit odd if you have a full on clumpy mountain bike(but they will be fine if you only ever go on the road)
chainreactioncycles.com/sch…BwE
Slaughter in summer surely? Got some Hillbillies for winter
Zimmy17/06/2020 15:04

Slaughter in summer surely? Got some Hillbillies for winter


Err, yes. Good spot. Got my seasons swapped there!
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