It's back! This early 90's stalwart has been updated with new materials, a new tread pattern, and new technology. The new version of Specialized's Ground Control 2Bliss Tire is a confident-cornering tread that excels in a variety of conditions. Specialized used finite element analysis to optimize the side knobs for grip, create a fast-rolling center section, and provide great braking control.
$65.00 - $90.00
Surly's Knard is a 29 x 3-inch wide tire with the perfect tread for maximum traction plus low rolling resistance. It's designed for Surly's 50mm-wide Rabbit Hole rim (sold separately), and it will also play nice on rims down to about 35mm wide. But, your frame must have the clearance, Clarence.
When you name a tire after a 70's action star, that tire better come correct. WTB's Bronson, like the rugged Charles himself, excels in rough conditions that make lesser specimens slink away. This lightweight, versatile tire hooks up in everything from dry hardpack to loose chunder to mud with widely spaced square knobs. The knobs are linked together so the tire doesn't get all squirrelly when stuffing it into high-speed corners. The ramped center knobs make for straight-line speed while the tall side knobs corner with confidence. Wanna be a hero? Ride the Bronson, because everyone knows, the hero always wins.
- Excellent traction and cornering in just about any terrain - Fast-rolling center-knob tire offering great climbing and braking grip - TC: tubeless compatible
Quicker cross-country riding starts with Specialized's Fast Trak Control 2Bliss Tire. It's light, grips well and features a high-volume casing for a plush ride and pinch-flat protection. Closely spaced center knobs with ramped edges keep you cruising fast, and the 2Bliss technology lets you run traction-enhancing low pressure without pinch flats.
Special compound and tread pattern and our strongest casing are designed expressly to disperse heat and reduce noise generated by home trainer use. - Ideal for rollers or turbo trainer - Also available for 26 inch MTB wheel size
Racers have been winning on Schwalbe's Racing Ralph tire for years. It boasts the optimum combination of a fast-rolling center section with grippy side knobs so it carries speed over the hardpack and can really carve turns. Solidifying the Ralph's status as a premium race tire is its lightweight Evo casing, PaceStar triple-compound tread, SnakeSkin sidewall protection, and tubeless-ready bead.
With a low-rolling resistance and a semi-slick center tread, Schwalbe's Thunder Burt delivers excellent grip in dry, hardpack conditions. The outer lugs grab in the turns while the many small center lugs provide just enough to hold your line. RaceGuard puncture protection helps prevent flats while maintaining a low weight, while the SnakeSkin option gives better sidewall protection.
In the third generation of the Schwalbe Racing Ralph, everything is designed for speed. In the 29-inch variant, the special arrangement of the blocks and their elongation have been adapted to create a longer footprint. This significantly improves the performance advantages of the large wheels.
There are days when Mother Nature doesn't want you to ride, so she throws out wind, rain, snow, or frame-clogging mud. Specialized's Storm Control is the tire for those conditions and those riders who don’t shy away from the challenge. With 2Bliss technology, soft rubber compounds that stick to wet roots and rocks, and large well-spaced knobs that shed mud, this tire offers the traction and control needed to storm sections that most riders wouldn't even consider hiking over.
Broaden your horizons and explore new places on Vittoria’s Revolution City G+ tires. They have a reverse tread design, which means they roll fast and smooth like a road tire on paved roads, and they dig in with lots of biting edges and a well-defined cornering tread when you head off-pavement. Like all Vittoria’s tires that feature their G+ Isotech rubber compound, the Revolution stiffens when maintaining speed straight down the road and softens when cornering or braking, giving you an incredible combination of efficiency and performance. Vittoria’s 4C four-compound tread layering process adds even more performance-enhancement to make a set of tires that are smartly tuned for your new-found freedom. - Wire bead - Available in city bike and MTB sizes
$50.00 - $58.00
Vittoria's AKA is a pro race tire with small-block, well-spaced, directional center tread and aggressive side knobs for predictable cornering. - Available in wire bead, folding bead, or TNT tubeless-ready
Named after the airport code of Leadville, Colorado, home of the legendary Leadville 100, Clement's XC LXV is a cross-country tire that wants to rack up mega miles. Low shoulder knobs and fast-rolling center tread helps this tire excel on hardpack. The lightweight, high-volume casing features a folding bead, supremely supple sidewalls and incredible cornering traction. A bead-to-bead layer of Kevlar flat barrier adds puncture protection without adding weight, letting you put it all on the line with confidence.
$31.95 - $37.95
The Slick is the tire for those year-round, all-weather commuters. The Slick utilizes a smooth center for rolling efficiency and deep outer grooves for enhanced control in wet conditions. - Usage: Trekking / Comfort - Conditions: Dry to Wet / Pavement - Compound: Distance - Casing: Durable - Bead: Wire - 26": 540g - 29": 979g - 700c: 505g
Named after WTB Athlete Nathan Riddle, the Riddler hungers for speed yet hangs on in the corners, remaining composed and unflappable - just like Nathan Riddle’s riding style. Large, supported toothy side knobs and densely packed, low center tread make the Riddler a hit beyond the gravity-enthused as multiple widths and wheel sizes also keep the cross country, weight conscious happy with a lightweight do-it-all. Usage: Cross Country / All Mountain Conditions: Dry to Damp / Hardpack to Sand Compound: Dual DNA - TCS Light/Fast: 840g - TCS Tough/Fast: 1000g
This is the #1 tire choice for Tour Divide, the longest mountain bike race in the world, stretching from Canada to Mexico along the Rockies. It features an elevated centerline that rolls effortlessly on hard surfaces, numerous micro-knob working edges providing lateral traction and predictability, and a voluminous casing designed to go the distance. It's no wonder why the Nano is a favorite tire of ultra endurance mega athlete Jay Petervary. Usage: XC / Trail Conditions: Dry to Damp / Pavement to Sand - TCS Light/Fast Rolling: 685g, Dual DNA compound - Race Tube-Type: 575g, DNA compound
Maxxis' Ikon, as the name suggests, is a tire other treads look up to. Great for everything from dry hardpack to loose conditions, this light tire still gives you high-volume and a 2.2-inch width for hold-your-line control. It features their triple-compound technology with softer sides for great cornering along with a harder, fast-rolling center section that's also helped by ramped knobs.
$70.00 - $80.00
Teravail's Kennebec delivers serious loose-conditions traction in plus sizes that take the focus off the who's-wider argument, instead zeroing in on real-world performance demanded by today's riders. Available in two casing types, there is a Kennebec to fit your severe duty dirt needs. Teravail designed the 2.6" Kennebec to offer the best balance of volume, weight, and traction. A slightly smaller casing than standard plus-sized 29er tires reduces weight and rolling resistance while working on a wide range of rim widths. Riders still feel the benefits of increased traction and lower air pressure found in a larger volume casing.
Legendary performance updated for modern XC trails. The Maxxis Race TT has a familiar tread pattern refined to be ideal on modern XC bikes and race courses. Tightly packed and ramped square knobs allow this tire to roll freely, while updated siping increases the Race TT's braking and cornering limits. The legend lives on with the Race TT. - Ramped and siped square knob design - Low rolling resistance - Folding bead - Tubeless Ready
$29.95 - $35.95
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rainstorm and wondering if the tires on your bike will get you home safely? The Cruz tire's All Weather tread pattern wicks water away from the key contact points on the tire while the shallow tread blocks facilitate an efficient, low resistance roll. So, enjoy an extra cup of coffee at the cafe knowing that you don't have to race the storm home...you'll be cruising home with confidence. Features Urban Barrier Protection. Usage: Urban, Recreation, Utility Conditions: Pavement, Bike Path Compound: Fast Rolling Bead: Wire - 26" Flat Guard: 1018g, Flat Guard casing - 29" Flat Guard: 1053g, Flat Guard casing - 29" Comp: 770g, Durable casing
Get after it with Maxxis' UST tubeless Ardent holding the line. This versatile tire features large block-style side knobs with numerous edges for high-speed corners along with a ramped center tread for easy rolling. Plus, the high-volume casing delivers a plush ride. - Folding bead - Weight: 885g
$60.00 - $67.00
Get after it with Maxxis' Ardent holding the line. This versatile tire features large block-style side knobs with numerous edges for high-speed corners along with a ramped center tread for easy rolling. Plus, the high-volume casing delivers a plush ride. The EXO version adds an extremely cut and abrasion-resistant material to the sidewalls for extra peace of mind. - Folding bead - Weight: 700g (29 x 2.25), 750g (EXO 29 x 2.25), 805g (EXO 29 x 2.40)
$50.00 - $58.00
Get rowdy, rubber-side-down on Vittoria's Saguaro tires. Their multi-height lugs love hardpack and rocks, but moonlight in loose and sandy, too, all while keeping rolling resistance low. These tires' versatility will keep you in control all the way up and down the mountain.
X-King Sport is a first-class competition and trail tire combining safe cornering grip with easy rolling characteristics. The versatile and easy-rolling profile adapts perfectly to any surface, and the durable casing and long-lasting tread complement sporty riders.
Specialized's Hardrock'r 29-inch tire is a mixed-terrain tire that leans to the dirt side of things with an aggressive tread pattern. It's good for street use, too, which makes it a great choice for recreational riders who dice it up occasionally.
The latest generation of the World-Cup-proven intermediate tire, the Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready, receives sawtooth faces on the tread blocks to increase stability under load and provide additional biting edges. This in turn improves rolling speed as well as control under hard braking and cornering. Meanwhile, our proprietary GRIPTON compound improves high frequency damping, attaching the tire to the ground better on both small bumps and rough sections. The low frequencies of the rolling tire deflections pass through unfiltered, leaving no energy absorbed, keeping speed high. Once you ride this new Butcher, you will never want another tire for your gravity excursions. We recommend GRID tires for anyone seeking the utmost in flat and sidewall protection or additional stability. - Casing: 60 TPI - Bead: Foldable - Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready - Compound: GRIPTON - 29 x 2.3", PSI 25-50, approximate weight 890g - 29 x 2.6", PSI 20-40, approximate weight 975g
Big jobs require big equipment. Enter Specialized's Purgatory GRID 2Bliss Tire. Its large-volume casing floats over rock gardens, roots and keeps you firmly in command. Monster traction in soft/loamy conditions comes in the form of squared, biting side knobs with wide, openly-spaced center knobs that also clean the muck as you roll on through. Plus, the Purgatory utilizes Specialized's 2Bliss technology that gives you all the advantages of a tubeless system like lower pressures, reduced pinch flats and improved grip without the added heft.
Giant's Revel Tire has lots of volume and plenty of grip with its all-conditions tread design. A near-continuous center tread rolls fast over a variety of surfaces, and large side knobs bite hard in corners and the loose stuff.
• Low tread with low rolling resistance • Wire bead • Size: 29 x 2.1
$24.49 $34.99 30% Savings
Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Sport is perfect for racing and taking on your local trails. It boasts a line of ramped center knobs for low rolling resistance, while hearty side knobs make sure that you have heaps of traction when you lean it over into a corner.
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