Specialized Evil Twin HC Tire

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.99


Product Description

Downhill-specific for hard pack conditions (HC). Designed for massive braking, driving and cornering traction with a special rubber compound and tread design.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chri a Downhiller from new zealand

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2002

Strengths:    well their grippy

Weaknesses:    um could b a lil bit wider

Bottom Line:   
well their definately a good grippy tire in all conditions they could be a lil bit wider for the sand and soft but i just use the irc bsck country's for that utherwise they are really good and tough haven't had a puncture yet
go buy these tires

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Favorite Trail:   my own dh track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   they came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   irc backcountry

Bike Setup:   www.geocities.com/manicraceing/

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eder Giovani Savio a Downhiller from Florianópolis - Brazil

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2002

Strengths:    Lateral band out rim for protect of "snake-bite".
High.
Hard rubber for long durability. This is good for rider who buy themselves stuffs.
Specialized quality.


Weaknesses:    I think it is not a real 2.3, maybe 2.25 or 2.2.
It is not good for DH racers because the hard rubber do not adhere the ground like a "50 compost" tire.


Bottom Line:   
Excellent tire for the price - U$ 19.
Very good for free ride and amateur Downhill.
Specialized quality

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Favorite Trail:   Três Pedras - Nova Veneza/SC - Brazil

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Porto Alegre - Brazil

Similar Products Used:   Michellin 50 compost, Maxxis Mofo, Maxxis High Roller, Mythos IRC, Kenda 2.5, WTB Tyrannoraptor 52/54, WTB Velociraptor 47/52.

Bike Setup:   http://www.eder.com.br/mx2-8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Racer from Santa Cruz, Ca

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Strengths:    very gripy, presure sensitive,beadlock lets you almost ride on a flat tire without f-ing up your rim

Weaknesses:    They only last so long until you see little cracks around the knobbs.Comparing them to the michelins (soft) they last a long time.

Bottom Line:   
If you can get these still GET THEM they should be under $20

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Favorite Trail:   east and west of twingates, top of the world

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle church

Similar Products Used:   Panarace 2.1,wtb velociraptor 2.1,wtb moto raptor 2.35",various michelins.

Bike Setup:   2000 GT Backwoods, Manotou Mars Comp Coil (80mm),KORE Strictly D Bars, Lx crank, Xt disc hubs on WTB laserdisc DH 36mm rims, Xt Derailers and shifters, Avid CPS mech. disc brakes, 2000 GT Backwoods, Manotou Mars Comp Coil (80mm),KORE Strictly D Bars, Lx crank, Xt disc hubs on WTB laserdisc DH 36mm rims, Xt Derailers and shifters, Avid CPS mech. disc brakes, Specialized 2.3" Evil Twin HC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Beelzebub a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide, S.A.,Australia

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2001

Strengths:    2.5" wide, big, fat,knobbly tyre that sticks like poo to a blanket. Thick sidewalls & bead locks allow for low pressures. Hooks up immediately upon touchdown. Confers confidence at silly speeds, pointing nicely while it's weight minimises deflection. Slides progressively. Hard compound makes it a good choice for riding where bitumin transport sections would eat pricey soft compound tyres.

Weaknesses:    None worth complaining about, except the 2.5" wont fit the rear of my bike, it hits the front derailleur cage in the granny ring.

Bottom Line:   
A great, confidence inspiring trail riding tyre for those who like to give it a nudge each time they go out. The stability of this tyre allows me to outrun most of my hardtail mounted mates and even stay with the duallies on some decents. Stangely enough it works better in the hard conditions it's designed for, which augers well for a long hot Adelaide summer. On a final very superficial note, the width of the tyre looks very tough on the front of the bike, like you've rolled some kid for the hoop off their YZ 80 motocross bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Dildo run, Beer run

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   J.T. cycles Adelaide

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Zmax, WTB Motoraptor, some other round black tyres with Knobs on them.

Bike Setup:   Avanti Manic frameset, Marzocchi Z2 (I'd love a Z1 but need to buy food etc.),Azonic bars & stem, Mavic 217 SUPs laced to LX hubs, XTR V brakes, XT shifters & derailleurs, LX cranks & cluster.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark beast a Weekend Warrior from liverpool

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Strengths:    pretty much unpinchable and i havent had a puncture since ive had it.its a hard compound but it doesnt make the grip too bad, its still like a leech, it was dirt cheap aswell, cost me £15 from town

Weaknesses:    erm not a lot

Bottom Line:   
BUY THIS TIRE ITS BEAST WITHOUT A BEAST OF A PRICE

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Favorite Trail:   im a trials guy

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   action bikes

Similar Products Used:   TIOGA DH 2.1
NOKIAN FAT HAKKA
SUM SEMI SLICK HALFORDS PIECE OF CRAP


Bike Setup:   its a trials beast, xt rear cant, hope ti-glide on a d521 cd, strong frame( dont exactly know wot it is), kore stem, leisure lakes downhill bars, lx leavers, lx cranks with dmr 32 tooth rock ring (soon to be middleburns)

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