Specialized Fast Trak Pro D2 Tire

2.94/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $37.00


Product Description

The Fast Trak Pro tire was designed specifically for the world’s premier mountain bike racers. Its exceptional light weight, low rolling resistance, and large volume combine to make this the fastest cross country tire on earth. Its tightly-spaced center tread with ramped edges guarantee speed, while wellspacedshoulder knobs and the large cornering footprint guarantee traction.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JAKE61 a Weekend Warrior from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2009

Strengths:    Above average in hardpack, granite, degraded granite caliche. This tire hasn't let me down yet. I run fairly high pressures on dual suspension yet they grip very well on local trails at higher speeds. No rock pinches so far in rock gardens. Smooth, light, and fast with good controllability on granite,caliche, and hardpack. Seems to be wearing well too. I may buy these again as I really have no complaints so far.

Weaknesses:    None experienced so far.

Bottom Line:   
This tire will serve well for riders that can go fast without pounding rocks(pick good lines)too hard. Fairly light sidewalls-Look for heavier sidewalls if you're gonna pound alot of rocks/drops/roots, etc(just perception here). I like it!

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Favorite Trail:   Sandia foothills

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Specialized ground control, crossroads, GEAX Sedona

Bike Setup:   K-2 1000, Noleen 80mm front(Smart Fork/Noleen Nitrogen rear, deore LX Groupo, Avid, HD tubes w/slime & kevlar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Leeroy876 a Cross Country Rider from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2009

Strengths:    Fast, Rolls very well on hard pack, gravel, and light mud. High volume, comfortable, controlable when it does break away, even in deep mud. durable, has lasted two years.

Weaknesses:    thin side walls, low puncture resistance,

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good tire for the right conditions, those using it outside of its intended cross-country/race use, are always going to find it unsuitable. I've found this tyre excellent value, for such a fast, grippy and controllable product. It does suffer from pinch flats, but then its thin sidewalls and XC intentions mean it was never really ment to meet them that often. The dual compound works well, with the centre knobs being very quick even on tarmac, but a bit more puncture protection would be nice.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Similar Products Used:   tioga, michelin

Bike Setup:   2005 Kona Cindercone, Rockshox Revelation 426 coil, Hayes HFX, Easton Bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by b4dboy a Weekend Warrior from Devon, England

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2008

Strengths:    very low weight, high volume, dual compound, fast rolling, exceptional longevity!

Weaknesses:    pinch punctures, dry and hardpack trail use only

Bottom Line:   
a very good tyre for summer trail riding or winter road training. rolls really well on hardpack and dry trails but can loose grip on really mucky stuff. it is a very 'tuneable' tyre in so far as you can mess around with pressures and stick in heavier gauge inner tube if you need to. I wouldn't recommend it for heavier riders or those who can't finesse a bike down a trail, however if your looking for a race day tyre or something to put on your summer rig then you really cannot do better for the price. (If you have actually tried these on a freeride or agressive full susser and though they were CR*P then don't bother reviewing them as CR*P cos it ain't helpful! That is not what they were designed for!)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none yet

Bike Setup:   marin rocky ridge - 12.5KG build.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Stephen G a Cross Country Rider from Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2008

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    This tire is a pain in my butt. As a front tire I don't have too much to complain about but as a rear tire its terrible. It doesn't clear mud at all, the side knobs are far too soft for cornering (powerslides on a bike are not welcome), and it constantly pinch-flats on rocks and roots.

Bottom Line:   
I hate these tires. I have had too many rides interrupted or cut short because of this tire. I am sure its great for some conditions but apparently I don't ride them, maybe you need to be a smaller rider, I am 230lbs and had to keep the pressure on these tires well above 40psi. I switched back to an old pair of maxxis calibos and was much happier.

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Favorite Trail:   anything tight and fast

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Calibos

Bike Setup:   06 Specialized Stumpjumper Disc

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2007

Strengths:    Light, look pretty good.

Weaknesses:    Jittery around corners, tend to slide a lot (front and back).

Bottom Line:   
Ever since using these tires I have wiped out about 3 times on the front. Before these tires, I hadn't done that for a long time. I just don't trust them at speed around corners. And when they decide to go, they go fast! (ie. all you remember is picking yourself up off the ground!).

These are definitely no good for loose gravelly conditions. They are fine going fast on fireroads, but are crap on single track - very jittery.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Larsen TTs

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Comp

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Simon a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, California, USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Easy to get a flat tire, side wall edge reinforcement peels off tire wall after 1 1/2 years of light use.

Bottom Line:   
I use this bike often for commuting on Southern California's crumbling streets. They are light and handle o.k., but after a year and a half and about 1000 miles mostly on roads, the side wall reinforcing strips are separating from the rest of the tire both on the front and back tires. I keep them at 80-85 psi and I suspect they cannot really be kept at that high a pressure for that long without things separating. I have ridden off road around a dozen times with these things, and I was not that impressed with them. The traction in wet or sandy conditions is not that good. Riding in the infrequent California rain on the street was o.k. with enough traction, but they do clog with mud easily on the trail and then lose traction easily. Very frustrating to have tires that are no where near worn out be rendered unusably by side walls that are peeling apart.

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Favorite Trail:   Penasquitos canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer

Bike Setup:   04 Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steve Goneau a Weekend Warrior from Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight and fast

Weaknesses:    Terrible in the mud and weak on cornering.

Bottom Line:   
These tires came stock and I found they ran well for the first month or two. Went out riding after a rainfall and they turned out to be terrible in the mud, they were not shedding the mud and I was sliding around all over the place. Lately I have found that the lugs on the sides of the tires are just not strong enough to hold on hard corners especially with speed. Maybe its because I am a fairly big and heavy rider but I am not impressed at all. Riding hardpack at 30km/h and having a feeling of your backtire sliding sideways is pretty scary at times. As for sand, it sucks! I want my Panaracer Dart back. Already switching my old Calibos back on for time being.

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Favorite Trail:   Hardwood Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Calibos

Bike Setup:   06 Specialized Stumpjumper Disc

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

Strengths:    Fast on gravel, hard pack, and fire roads.

Weaknesses:    These are not all weather tires! They have absolutely no grip in even light mud! They cannot hold their own on anything technical like rocks or roots.

Bottom Line:   
If you only ride on hard pack, concrete, or gravel then these are the tires for you. They are by far the fastest mountain bike tires for concrete I have ever used. But if you are a weekend warrior and ride rain or shine and technical single track then keep looking!

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Favorite Trail:   Alpha

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Eriks


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Merlion a Cross Country Rider from Michigan

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight and road riding.

Weaknesses:    NO traction when turning. No traction on roots.

Bottom Line:   
Front washed out under me on 2 runs out of three, was under able to clip out and got nasty bruises and scratches. FYI, I am not an aggresive x-cty rider! Have to be so cautious when turning in on single tracks, and it takes the fun out of riding. So, I have already ordered my pair of Fire XC Pro to bring some confidence back to my riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Lakeshore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Klimax lite, Fire XC Pro

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Disc Comp

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Gordon from Honolulu HI

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2007

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance
Light weight
Corners well on smoother trails


Weaknesses:    Made for racing smooth XC
Flat resistance
throws up a lot of small rocks and debris
Absolutely suck in Sand


Bottom Line:   
I should have asked my LBS to trade out these tires for the Specilaized Roll-X. The Fast Traks are made for racing and riding groomed trails. Tried to lower tire pressure for more traction but got pinch flatted. You need to be a very good bike handler to ride these tires on rooty and wet trails. I absolutely did not like them in sandy trails. If you race well groomed trails, you may like the Fast Trak. Hence the good 3 star rating. It is too much of a racing tire than a good all-arounder so 2 stars for value.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   IRC Serac XC, Geax Sturdy

Bike Setup:   2007 Specialized Epic Comp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from North Shore Boston

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2007

Strengths:    Light, foldable, super easy on and off, fast rolling. Great on rock surfaces and dry and wet trails. Tune these babies to your riding style with large volume. They do look good on your wheels!

Weaknesses:    Not for every condition, meant to be a hard-pack racer.

Bottom Line:   
I initially gave these a shot b/c I'm a bit of a Specialized loyalist. Smooth rolling on my road ride to the trails. Large volume lets you vary the pressures for different riding styles and conditions. Soft compound tread grips really well on dirt and rock surfaces. Soupy mud may pose a problem, but with the pressure set right, these shoes will go about anywhere. Be aware of pinch flat risks with the pressure down around 30-35. All in all, I feel confident whipping through corners, climbing and descending. Like any adjustable component, tune them to your riding conditions. They aren't going to ride that much different then similar tires in its class.

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn Woods, Harold Parker, Breakheart Resrv.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Adrenaline

Bike Setup:   05 Specialized FSRxc frame, Mavic 717s, XT hubs, XT drivetrain, XT dual shifters, Eggbeaters, Revalation 426 fork, Swinger 3-way shock, Odi Ruffian lock-ons, Bontrager X-lite low risers, Truvativ Team stem/seatpost, Hayes MX1 discs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin Murray a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, ACT

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2007

Strengths:    I love the dual compound on this tyre. It rolls quickly and has outstanding grip in the corners.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
An excellent tyre for loose over hardpack conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   Sparrow Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   IRC Serac XC, Ritchey Z-Max WCS, Ritchey Elevader WCS, Bontrager Jones ACX, Panaracer Smoke and Dart, Maxxis Larsen TT and WTB Velociraptor.

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 with Salsa, WTB, Easton and Crank Bros upgrades.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bill Oldach a Racer from Ashland,Mass,UnitedStates

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2006

Strengths:    Good on dry land,rocks,dirt

Weaknesses:    slips on leavs,routs

Bottom Line:   
Good for downhill/crosscounty don't use for rideing aroud res.'s

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Favorite Trail:   Milford Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   Landrys


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from Pleasant Hill,CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2006

Strengths:    Nice ride, hook up well.

Weaknesses:    Lots of flats, sev. pinch flats, and tires seem to pick up everything, after 3 months of 3-4 rides a week they are shot.

Bottom Line:   
Not a bad tire(came on the bike), but would not buy again due to wer and pinch flat issues.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper 06

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Soul-tez from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2006

Strengths:    Fantastic in the turns, light weight, Large volume for your hardtail

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
These tires seem to be getting a bad rap. I did a back to back comparison with a new set of Velociraptors and there was no question that these things hook up really good in the corners and everywhere else. I'm having a hard time adjusting my riding style. My mind says break for the turns but the tires say don't. Get a pair

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   you name it

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Race

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