Specialized Butcher SX Tire

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00

Product Description

  • Bead: Aramid
  • Casing: 60 TPI + cap ply

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by willy vanilly

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2012

Strengths:    Cornering, rubber, weight, width

Weaknesses:    ANOTHER Minion DHF clone...

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Control Casing Butcher 2.3.

Only had a single ride on the tire to date but it was in a variety of terrain (forest loam, loose over hardpack, rocks, no mud though). Had run a 2.5 Minion DHF for a VERY long time and thought I'd give the Butcher a try since I scored a "used" one off mtbr classifieds for a good price. Grip was good. I did notice the front tire let go on me once early on in the ride but I hit a patch of rocks off balance so I don't think I can blame the tire. The rest of the time, especially downhill (when I care about cornering and grip and such), the tire rocked. Might just have been in the groove that day but really felt like I was ripping the corners (read: not going as slow as I usually do). Sidewall is definitely thinner than that Minion but I guess that's where you save some of the weight. We'll see how the sidewalls hold up long term on my "home base" ride (Santa Teresa County Park).

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Ridge

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by griffinsurfboard a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2011

Strengths:    Better grip than the Nevegal it replaced and lighter than the DH32 Michelin

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Not sure if its a better gripping tire than my old DH 32 Michelin but its 400 grams lighter and is better than any other tire i have used.

This is for the 2.5 version

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Favorite Trail:   Kahuku Motocross

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Nevegal 2.5 , Michelin DH 32 2.8

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Dare . 888 evo Ti , Rase seatpost

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What specialized butcher, the Grid, SX, or DH

Been reading a lot of reviews and I am having a hard time deciding. I'm doing a lot of climbing and DH in the Colorado mtns. I read the butcher SX wears down quickly and to get the DH instead. Is a 2.5 tire overkill for trail riding? The Grid looks good, I am looking for sidewall strength since ther ... Read More »

Butcher SX v Minion DHF + more...

I've been running the Butcher SX for a while now and I like it but it's just occurred to me that I'm slipping around on corners because there is no intermediate knob between the tread and corner. The corner knobs are good but only for a short time. They start tearing pretty quickly and then start to ... Read More »

Tire to pair on the rear with a Specialized Butcher SX on the front

Hey guys - Switching things up. I've been on Conti Trail kings (2.4 front/2.2 rear) for the past 2 seasons here in Northern Utah (loose over hard, moon dust, tons of rocks) and have been pretty happy with them. I've been getting into the enduro and super d scene a bit. Ever since I've been pushing ... Read More »

Butcher Control vs SX casing on heavy AM bike (Rune V2)?

I'm currently running the Control casing up front w/tube on Flow EX rims due to tear at bead that won't seal with sealant with an Ardent UST in the rear with no tube or sealant for that matter that has been holding up great amidst hard, rugged riding. Does anyone know if there is a big enough diffe ... Read More »

butcher sx or control?

I currently run a 2.4 continental mountain king rear and a 2.5 maxxis minion DHF exo front. The mountain king was bald in about three weeks. I love the minion, but at 1250 grams, it is a little on the absurd side. (I generally ride 4+ hour AM loops w/ 3500+ft of climbing near Vail, CO.) I've finally ... Read More »

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