Specialized Team Control SL S-Works Tire

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.99


Product Description

Superlightweight race ready version of the Team Control tire for hardpack conditions. Front specific tread design. Perfect mate to the Team Master SL S-Works.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jay a Cross Country Rider from Houston

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2002

Strengths:    Rear tire only - Great grip, weight low enough to make a difference, impressive performance. Best rear I've used.

Weaknesses:    Wear, of course. Race only unless you put the above strengths over value.

Bottom Line:   
The tradeoff: performance vs. value .Great tire for a short time. If you purchase knowing you will shred this tire soon its worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $32.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized control pro,comp. Hutchison, Conti, Bontrager


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe Magliocca a Cross Country Rider from Oneida,NY

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001

Strengths:    Great looks, ease of mounting, tremendous grip in most conditions, low rolling resistence

Weaknesses:    price, others stated durability

Bottom Line:   
Initial impression, impressive tire. Great feel, very predictable, looking foreward to putting the miles on them to see the wear rate. Expensive, but my ride is now a sub 24 lb rocket. It continues to make my 40 year old clydsdale ass, put a wooping on the twenty-thirtysomethings that I ride with. You can spend just as much money on a 650gr tire, and get LESS performance. way to go Specialized

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Favorite Trail:   Stoney pond

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Specialized on line tore

Similar Products Used:   Conti pro/comp, Velociraptors, Tioga

Bike Setup:   99 Specialized FSR XC PRO, 2000 Sid XC, MRP X-Link and bearing kit, s-works wheelset, full XT, king headset, titec ti stuff, Bontranger goodies

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Daniel a Racer from San Diego

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2001

Strengths:    Nice Racing tires
Super lightwight
Excilent Traction for hard or soft dry.


Weaknesses:    Wears out in 2-3 races
(the rear is even worse). (team control sl s-works)


Bottom Line:   
This is a race only tire. Not for the hardpack rides. It will wear and split on you in just a month at a hundred miles a week. Stay away if you don't want to put a lot of money into tires.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Conti is nice.
Tiogas are really good to.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Howard from Kent

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2001

Strengths:    Very light and fast

Weaknesses:    Wear out fast

Bottom Line:   
These tyres are very good in lots of conditions and roll very fast in the dry. They make your bike feel well light when you fit them and look cool.
The only problem is they ware out well fast. Not the tread being worn down but the nobbles being ripped off.
In only four dry rides the tyres look very old.
Still very good while they are new, Racing or fave rides only.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Conti, panaracer, irc

Bike Setup:   01 M4 FSR XC King Thomson hope etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nigel a Cross Country Rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Only just put them on.
I bought them for use as a racing tire/ hard training tire only.
THey went on easy and they look awesome.
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THEY MAKE MY BIKE FEEL SO SO MUCH LIGHTER.

ILL POST AGAIN AFTER MY RIDE TODAY!

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Favorite Trail:   Don, I guess

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   thecyclepath.com [my work]


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