Specialized Mt. Baldy Tire

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

Specialized Mountain Baldy


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian Pilsbury from Sussex, England

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2001

Strengths:    Team Edition, using for both FR and RR
Light weight, Low rolling resistance, grip in the dry


Weaknesses:    none discovered so far

Bottom Line:   
Certainly buy them again. They've made a huge difference to the rolling resistance across hard pack and grass trails. They are very fast and work well as a compromise on roads.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos XC,

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Pro, Sid XC forks, Sid shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gary White a Cross Country Rider from London, England

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2000

Strengths:    Some of the best tyres I've used of any design. Strong, light, good puncture resistance, low rolling resistance. Really great for urban use. Leave them on all the time in the Summer - good for hardpacked trails - no need to swap around tyres.

Weaknesses:    A bit 'white knuckle' on the corners of dusty trails - the feel is completely different to a knobbly mud tyre - takes some getting used to. Slightly more puncture prone. Rear has near zero grip in sandy, very loose conditions.

Bottom Line:   
Great tyres for hard, dry tracks and urban use / commuting when you don't want to fit skinny road tyres on a MTB. Very, very fast. Avoid use in very muddy conditions - you spend most of your time on the floor cursing!

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Favorite Trail:   lots

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Surgery, London, UK

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Wilgripper

Bike Setup:   Trek URT full sus Y-bike. Z2 front and Fox Float RC rear shocks. Race Face Next LP crankset, Hope XC hubs with Mavic X618 rims. Everything else - XTR.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Groton, CT

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2000

Strengths:    Excellent rolling resistance, perfect tire for hard-pack and around town urban assults.

Weaknesses:    Soft pack riding, though these tires aren't made for that purpose. Nashbar ran out of these tires at 10 bucks a pop, but not before I bought 6 sets.

Bottom Line:   
After riding 5600+ miles (XCing & Urban Assults) this year, I can definately say that the Specialized Mt Baldy tires truely rock.........
These tires are wicked fast (had the MTB up to 38mph on the flats) due to low rolling resistance and using higher pressures than most ATB tires (60-80psi), an other selling point, they typically last about 2000 miles if you rotate them front to back at about 1000 miles.
These tires I would recommend to anyone riding on hard-pack and or just using their MTB for urban assult fitness.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   City Slickers, Ritchie, WTB

Bike Setup:   Modified Gary Fisher

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by eric a Cross Country Rider from North Carolina

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2000

Strengths:    well made

Weaknesses:    none, if used in the right conditions.

Bottom Line:   
not for loose conditions or wet, but if you ride hardpack x/c you will fly! also good for urban assault. If you are going to use these instead of nobbies be carefull! More speed less control, know when to use them and you will be faster. retail price is to high.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   WTB,IRC

Bike Setup:   F/S DBR V-LINK, XTR, ect.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcus Christian a Weekend Warrior from Perth

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2000

Strengths:    -aesthetically catching
-cranks on the hard and smooth
-low friction, ideal for urban assaults
-street credibility


Weaknesses:    -don't corner too hard on these babies if you are clipped in, as the teeth on the outside edges give it that 'slippery' feel.
-if you're thinking of using this for soft ground, expect to make out with the ground.
-expensive


Bottom Line:   
If you're wanting to do any serious off-roading, with multiple type of terrain, then you're seriously going to have to get yourself another set of knobblies.

However, for the urban fanging, this baby absolutely rocks! This hard composite kevlar will withstand a lot of serious punishment, and is the strongest tyre I've ever come across. So for any self respecting couriers out there, then this is the tyre for you!

The price, well, the way I see it is that, if you are really into your bike, and is looking for a tyre for the hard stuff, then the MT Baldy's are for you!

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Favorite Trail:   Dwallingup

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Fatboy, Michelin WildGripper Comp

Bike Setup:   Avanti Agressor y2k, LX/XT Comps, Manitou SX shock. All hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from Kingsport, TN

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

Strengths:    
Super light, low rolling resistance, nice looking tire


Weaknesses:    
expensive.


Bottom Line:   
Great tires, they are light, durable, and do what semi slicks are supposed to. They work well in hard pack and are ok when the ground is a little wet. Forget it in the mud.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Bike Setup:   
GF HKEK yadda yadda

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by b. hartsock a Cross-Country Rider from phx, az

Date Reviewed: September 17, 1999

Strengths:    
light (LBS scale shows 518 g for team edition), low rolling resistance


Weaknesses:    
none found yet


Bottom Line:   
the same as the review i gave the dirt control. when used as recommended, it rocks. hi-quality casing (127 tpi) was held-up against some nasty surface cuts caused by sharp rocks. getting about 600-800 miles out of these depending on amount of road travel. as the box says, don't used in wet conditions...perfect for az, colorado, utah and calif.

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Favorite Trail:   
mt. ord

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
dirt control, mythos xc, piranha pro, dirt baldy


Bike Setup:   
ybb, jett xc

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by David Klassen a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Super smooth on hard pack and road
Killer yellow stripe


Weaknesses:    
Stay away from the muddy stuff if you want to stay upright


Bottom Line:   
I had the LBS switch the stock WTB VelociRaptors from my GF Paragon and put these babies on. They have a shaved down tread on the center line and more standard knobby tread on the inside and outside. Most of my riding is to and from work on asphalt and on medium to hard packed trails. Super nice ride on the hard stuff, the minimal center tread rolls very smoothly. At speed you still get that knobby tread noise, but the tire feels alot more stable that a more standard treaded tire. The knobbies on the outside of the tire don't really come into play unless you are cornering hard or sunk in the mud. I've been off-road with them, and as long as you stick to the medium to hard stuff, they work just great. Not great grip in the soft/wet stuff though, so if most of your riding is in the bog, you don't want these.
Oh yeah, the yellow stripe is killer with the GF red/yellow team colours on the Paragon. It really brings out the yellow on the Bontrager Race rims too. 5 jalapenos.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   
Gary Fisher Paragon

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