Specialized Team Edition '99 Tire

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00


Product Description

Specialized Team Edition '99


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from Gilroy, CA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2000

Strengths:    Very light weight at under 500 grams (about 475)
Good on Hardpack
Great for racing
Great on races with long climbs


Weaknesses:    Lousy mud tire
Good only on Hardpack and not much else
Watch out when the trails are muddy or dusty. This tire will wash out without much warning


Bottom Line:   
This is a good hardpack racing tire, but not good on anything else. If the conditions are muddy, you will go DOWN without much warning. If you climb alot, this is a great climbing tire because of its low rotating weight. I imagine you would only use this on racing conditions as it's too expensive and wears too quickly. This tire is sooo light, but also soooo expensive. Buy it if the racing conditions are hard packed. Don't buy it if you're not racing as it will wear down quickly. For just under $50 a pop, it can wear a hole in your wallet quickly.

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Favorite Trail:   Demonstration Forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Jones - a better tire but much heavier
Team Control - better grip because of larger knobs, but
knobs rip off
Veloraptors - too heavy


Bike Setup:   Schwinn Sweetspot Carbon F/S w/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by BUTCH a Cross-Country Rider from VERMONT

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2000

Strengths:    
GREAT TRACTION
LIGHTWEIGHT
LOOK GOOD


Weaknesses:    
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Bottom Line:   
TIRES SEEM TO BE GOOD SO FAR, LOST ALMOST A POUND OF ROLLING WEIGHT SO YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT. TIME WILL TELL ON DURABILITY SO STAY TUNED

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
NUMEROUS TIRES


Bike Setup:   
96 STUMPY W/MANITOU SX
9.0SL, XT KORE SUN

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Tim Nielsen a Racer from Arlington, VA

Date Reviewed: May 10, 1999

Strengths:    
485g per tire
Knobs do not break off anymore
Awesome performance


Weaknesses:    
Very thin sidewalls
Price (ouch!)


Bottom Line:   
Wow! These tires took a whole pound off an already light bike. Where does all that weight come from? THE SIDEWALLS. If you ride where its very rocky you will abraid/rub holes in the sidewalls (at least I have on my rear tire). I even had to put a patch on the inside of the tire to keep the tire rideable. Overall - the ride is awesome and they appear to have fixed the problem with knobs breaking off. Great traction especially on off-cambers and the front steers better than anything i've ever used.Five Chiles for performanceThree Chiles for overall durability - these are race specific tires designed with maximum performance at min weight, not long term durability in mind.

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Favorite Trail:   
Watershed, MD

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Too many to relate here


Bike Setup:   
Turner Stinger

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