Specialized Big Hit Pro Tire

3.18/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.99


Product Description

Heavy duty tread and carcass designed to tackle anything in its path with total control.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by matt from port alberni

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2004

Strengths:    no strengths at all

Weaknesses:    everything you can think off

Bottom Line:   
this tire is usless it goes bald in like no time at all, dont even bother testing this tire ever.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt merchint

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   secrit

Similar Products Used:   gazzalodie, michiline(sp?) and .243 racing

Bike Setup:   big hit pro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SuperNewb a Cross Country Rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2004

Strengths:    Pretty light for a 2.5 tire
Hooks up good in most conditions though I havent tried them in mud being too big I wouldnt want to.


Weaknesses:    Wear out kinda fast

Bottom Line:   
Running them at lower pressure then they say to makes them work great. I only bought them because they were on sale and I wanted to try a 2.5 on my xc bike
I had no problems either riding stairs or doing some small urban stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   DVP

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Tracer

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dv8 a Weekend Warrior from east coast (baby)

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2004

Strengths:    very light
rolls exceptionally well
price (got mine for $13 ea. at a 50% off specialized sale)
great looking tire
awesome profile
mud does not stick to them


Weaknesses:    they do not stick to mud
0 traction in any kind of moist conditions


Bottom Line:   
this is a review for the 3.0 x 26" big hit sport tires. i got these tires to use for the winter so i could save my fro's - why destroy $60 tires for urban and the occasional "nice winter day" ride. i put them on the bike on saturday night, went for a ride sunday morning, and almost broke my neck because they would wash out at the slightest sign of moisture. granted, it was (new england) muddy and there was snow and ice on the trail but when i tell you that these tires are scary ...
i have been riding in these conditions for the past 7 years and never have i had such a horrible ride that i can truly blame on one specific product. they are decent road tires because they roll so so good, but they will never ever touch dirt again while on my bike. because they are inexpensive (a.k.a. cheap), and they do make for a pretty good urban tire, unofficially, i will give them 3 chili's. no, i still give them 1 chili because they are supposed to be off road tires, but unofficially, but i will give them 3 chili's as a winter time street tire for dh bikes that look silly with skinny tires and they do roll as good as any big tire out there, other than the kendas but the big hits are much lighter. do not buy these for free ride or dh use, maybe for urban but only if you can get them super cheap.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   intense fro 2.7 x 26" (best dh tire made - period)
gazzaloddi jr. 2.6 x 24" (very good 24" tire)
kenda kolossal dh 2.6 x 26" (fast rolling, slow wearing)


Bike Setup:   foes dhs tube, risse champ, intense tires, trail pimps, hayes, thompsom, raceface, chris king, yada yada yada ...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fr rear a Downhiller from ontario

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2002

Strengths:    crazy light

Weaknesses:    burns out fast

Bottom Line:   
these tires are great for freeride and trials , or if you want to lighten your dh bike . they burn fast , i know , so get the 70 comp . they are amazing . and at it's weight and 50 coumpound , obviously they will burn fast . duh !
and if your using a 2.5 lightweight tire for a 2.7 heavy duty tire that has twice it's weight , OBVIOUSLY there will be a big difference in flat protection . god u wannabe downhillers are stupid ...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   i tired every tire out there....

Bike Setup:   megamo trials , intense m1 and tracer, king hubs on all of them , d521 , monster t , the best everything else

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bogus Blake a Cross Country Rider from Flagstaff, AZ

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is an update to my previous review. I have been using the tire for longer now, and i still like it. however, i have noticed that as it wears down, it becomes a semi-slick. i have been doing alot of urban assult, and i guess the concrete takes its toll. i dont notice the lack of tread on the pavement, but once i hit the trail, i really miss having center lugs. riding with a tire like this really makes me commit to corners to engage the side lugs. im going to take it off, put it away till i go to moab, and try something else. i am still pleased.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Daniel a Downhiller from Montreal

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2001

Strengths:    Fat

Weaknesses:    These tires suck! The first ride, they grip well, but then they just wear and suck. They have zee-row casing. It's like an inner tube with a tread. They flat so damn easily.

Bottom Line:   
Only bad thing about the Bighit. Specialized should be ashamed of themselved for insulting the bike it comes on. Inexcusable. Also, $50 cdn in store = RIPOFF! Id pay like $15 for these.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Intense 2.7, Vee Rubber Ninja 2.35, Arrow 2.5 LT

Bike Setup:   Specialized Bighit Comp, stock excep stem and no crap tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cameron johnson a Downhiller from chapel hill nc us

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Strengths:    light for a 2.5 like 700 grams , hooks up well in all conditions very widely spaced knobs for mud clearance and
not pinchflat pron


Weaknesses:    thin sidewall , its what makes it light .wears out under extream use in 3 months but will last about a year under normal usage.

Bottom Line:   
tire is a good all around free ride tire ,but not a dh tire i think side wall is to thin for dh and the tire is a light weight so it can be moved around easy . buy this tire is great for the freerider

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Favorite Trail:   trail of life

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   franklin street cycles

Similar Products Used:   every tire ever made

Bike Setup:   mountain cycle shockwave .monster t .race face .you know the works .

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by chaz a Weekend Warrior from SGV,CA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

Strengths:    light, no flats and cheap. Round and goes down hill.

Weaknesses:    Loose, traction durability

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that everyone has an opinion on everything they ride. Some will like it some wont. I just give my opinion and what I think. These tires have faults and that is fore sure. First day out on new bike left me with a separated shoulder and some nice wear marks on my gear. Introduced my helmit to Mr. Rock and have a nice grove in it, instead of my head....Granted I was not used to the bike and may not have been all that skilled. The tire washed out and I took a header. OH well live and let learn, part of the game. I thought I would give them some more tries. I used them in loose hardpack and nice corners, not bad but washed out almost every turn. Good thing I learn to predict the tire and would adjust myself in time. I have learned to ride pretty well and still had some problems. They really suck in loose, sandy conditions, as do most if your not careful. Upgraded to maxxis and no more problems..... The tires wear really quick also. They do look good, and did not flat once.....

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Favorite Trail:   SnowSummit

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   wheelworld

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis high rollers, mobsters

Bike Setup:   Specialized big hit comp, all specialized gear, upgrade in progress, Whitebros DH3 (Z3QR20's that came with bike are sweet, just wanted something a little bigger) maxxis DH (now)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cosmo a Weekend Warrior from LA, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2001

Strengths:    decent width at 2.5", extremely light weight

Weaknesses:    lack of decent tread, unpredictable when it give

Bottom Line:   
These tires are great for dropping a few pounds off a heavy freerider. Normally i run downhill specific tires, but i saw these in the store and felt how light they were for their width and had to try them.

Instantly putting these tires on, dropped 4 pounds off my bike! I use them mainly to ride cross country or when there's alot of climbing involved - otherwise i run my intense tires.

Like a previous post i read by someone else, the traction is very good on wet/moist conditions. On rocks they're a little slippery (dont expect to climb over wet rocks, cause you wont get any traction). And on dry hardpack, they're decent until they give - and when they do, it gives fast without control!

I'm giving it a 4, since it's the first REAL 2.5" tire i've found that weighs practically nothing! Value is ok, about the same price as any other tire.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Nokian Gazzalodi 3.0 and 2.6", Intense 2.7", maxxis high roller 2.5", maxxis mobster 2.7", intense blurr 2.4", tioga factory DH 2.3", specialized evil twin 2.3"

Bike Setup:   Uzzi DH, Jr T 2001, XTR driveline, sun single wide rims, gripshift plasma, zuzu pedals, hayes hydraulic 8" front and rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bogus Blake a Cross Country Rider from Flagstaff, AZ

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2001

Strengths:    FAT, tough, relatively light, costs less than other tires like it

Weaknesses:    havent found one yet

Bottom Line:   
Ive been looking for the right tire for a while and I think I found it. I run 40 psi and have never had it wash out. The tire rolls well on hard packed terrain, and grips (like a 5 year old in swimming lessons) on cinders, loose dirt, and changing terrain. I like fat tires because they help absorb impacts, and the Big Hit sure does its job. Unless someone comes out with something better for cheaper, Im going to buy another when I wear it out.

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Favorite Trail:   Schultz Creek/Sunset

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Full Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Jones, panaracer

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper FSR comp, set up for freeride- XVert, XT drivetrain (LX hollowtech crank: 22,32,bashring), Ritchey Zmax rear tire (2.4), Big Hit pro front (2.5), kore chain reactor, flat pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tattoos a Weekend Warrior from God's Country

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2001

Strengths:    Tough casing, wide profile, good on sketchy and rough stuff. (Knock on wood, I haven't flatted one in over a month)

Weaknesses:    unpredictable. The break point is different for different types of soil/surface. On rough rocky stuff, the grip is excellent, unless it is slickrock, in which case it sucks. loose soil is no match for this tire, and it grips like a squid. However, turn that to hardpack, and kiss yer arse goodbye! There is little subtlety about how this tire lets go.

Bottom Line:   
These tires are great under certain conditions, namely rough, loose, or rocky stuff. Anything hard, or firm turns these things into death traps. The knobs are spaced fairly widely, just like previous specialized tires. As such, they can never be good all rounders. Definately rock in shaky stuff, Definately SUCK in fire roads, etc. The difference in break point is SO great between the two that it is point blank, not a reliable tire for everyday use. These came as stock on my bike, and after a month, I am swapping them.
Considering that I have perfectly good tires on the rim and yet am willing to spend a hunderd bucks to replace them should speak volumes. Three flaming meadow muffins for good grip on loose stuff, and the cheap price (as listed)

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   all kinds of tires, cheese grater (takes skin off just like these tires when they let go)

Bike Setup:   '01 Big Hit Comp, with Stratos S7 fork, snafu flat pedals, Azonic shorty 62.5mm stem, etc... a few other upgrades.

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