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Specialized Storm Pro 2Bliss Tire Tire

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00

Product Description

The Storm is the tire is for those conditions, and the riders who don’t shy away from an environmental challenge. With soft rubber compounds that stick to wet roots and rocks, and large well-spaced knobs to allow the tire to clean well, this tire offers the traction needed for sections that most riders wouldn’t even consider hiking over.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brandon Williams a Cross Country Rider from Colchester, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2008

Strengths:    Durable! Really aggressive tread pattern. Grips nicely through loose sand and mud, and grips nicely on wet leaves.

Weaknesses:    Soft compound, pretty heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I thought these tires were a little pricey, but once I got them on and found out just how well they worked, it was worth it. I've used them for about 4 months, and unfortunately muddy spring weather is drying up, and I don't even want to take them off!
These shed mud, dirt, leaves without a problem. I'm glad I found the Storms, it's made my early riding so much better.

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Favorite Trail:   Airline Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Sunshine Cycleworks

Similar Products Used:   Is there something similar to this tire??

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ramona Hernandez a Cross Country Rider from Cleveland, Ohio

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2007

Strengths:    Sheds mud quickly, good traction.

Weaknesses:    They are pretty heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires (Specialized Storms) for some upcoming muddy races. I took them out on a sloppy, muddy course with all sorts of techs and climbs and loved them. They provided awesome traction, and held little or no mud. The added weight of the tire was not noticed because they were so efficient. These tires are probably one of the best investments yet!

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Favorite Trail:   Findley St. Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Eddy's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Anthem 2, full suspension.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter Muench a Racer from Rochester

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2006

Strengths:    Ability to grip any surface; Snow, mud, wet roots and roack

Weaknesses:    weight: 740grams is heavy

Bottom Line:   
In western NY when you start your training eraly in the year it nice to have a tire that will handle varied surfaces during a ride with control. I have ridden this tire in 8" of snow on single track to broken shale access roads at our local ski center. For a claimed 1.8 it feels like a 1.95. Traction is endless in the front and rear, normally inflated to 30psi it grabs everything in its path.

Be ware for those of you that buy a tire for looks or coolness factor this tire wiil not last if you ride and pavement.

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Favorite Trail:   Fingerlakes Trail System

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Park Ave Bike

Similar Products Used:   nothing like it out there

Bike Setup:   S-Works Epic with Stans Wheels XTR/XO groupo

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