Specialized 03 Team Control Pro Tire Tire

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.99

Product Description

Lightweight, race ready tire for soft loose conditions. Front Specific tread design. Longer lasting compound compared to our S-Works racing tires.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hobbes317 a Racer from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2008

Strengths:    This is the best front tire I have used. It corners better than anything I could image.

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
I have read reviews that state that this tire is a race only tire and wears out fast. I only used this tire on the trails and I would ride on it 2-3 times a week plus one race a week. The tire has lasted me 1 year before replacement. I trust it more than any tire when i go into any corner.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Grand Rapids, Mi, USA

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2004

Strengths:    great handling tire. It does great on sand, mud, and everything in between....digs in on tight switch backs and does not wash out. Good wear for a softer tire

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great tire for front specific. There are many tires claiming they do everything great. Nothing beats a good set of tires that are front and rear specific.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Freewheeler bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Fire XC pro's, Hutchinson Scorpion

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, xt/xtr, Thompson post/stem, Mavic 517's

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nathan a Racer from Salt Lake, UT, US

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2004

Strengths:    Light, skinny, good for the first month

Weaknesses:    Wear fast, weak sidewalls, not grippy at all, crappy casing easily punctured by anything

Bottom Line:   
Well, I suppose they might be okay for XC racing, but only XC racing, and maybe for only one race. And if you like to take the tube changing challenge, as I have dubbed it. Buy something decent with thirty bucks...These only deserve to be OEM tires, or if you're a sponsored racer who can afford to throw away tires every week. Not grippy at all in any conditions except tacky dirt, and what tire isn't grippy in tacky dirt? Unsick crap tires...do not buy them, no matter how hard your local Specialized dealer tries to convince you that Specialized=Gods bike company.

Bad rating on value and overall, they're not cheap, and they suck.

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Favorite Trail:   Sundance

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer FireXC, IRC Mythos

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Homegrown frame, XT, etc...-Originally had them mounted to crappy Weinmann rims with formula hubs, now have them mounted to Vuelta Airline 1 with XRP hubs...Tires will be replaced in about a week.

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