Specialized Fast Trak SLK S-Works 2-Bliss Tubeless Tire

3/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 127 TPI Casing
  • 65a Single Compound
  • Aramid Bead
  • Butyl Wrapped Bead to prevent low pressure burping
  • 1.8mm knob heights for the center tread

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by moutainbikeracer.will a Cross Country Rider from Baltimore, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2011

Strengths:    Super light, extremely fast rolling, and grips amazingly well.

Weaknesses:    Tires are always out of stock.

Bottom Line:   
I love these tires! Out of all the tubeless tires that I have used, these are my favorite. The small knobs climb better in any condition better than my Kendas and WTBs.

I've also read some negative posts on the sidewalls being not so great against gashes; however, my Contental and Panaracer UST suffered from sidewall gashing. But what XC UST tire is gash resistant?

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Favorite Trail:   Gambrills State Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Nothing seems to come close

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works Carbon Hardtail, full XTR, Stans wheel setup, Easton Carbon bars and seat post, etc...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bw a Weekend Warrior from st. louis mo.

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2009

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    First ride the sidewall went. When purchasing them bike store they put slime in them I wondered why , never had to do that to Hutchinsons. First tire was flat with a bad sidewall after leaving the the store and returned for this one.

Bottom Line:   
I'll never buy another specialized tire

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Favorite Trail:   chubb

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Sunset cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson tubeless

Bike Setup:   Specialized fsr

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by J a Weekend Warrior from Washington DC

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent on hard pack. Holds well on forest single track for a tire with such small knobs.

Weaknesses:    Not good on wet single track (damned tree roots) and useless in mud. If you get stuck in a T-storm while on a forest track, you are in trouble.

Bottom Line:   
Good tire if you do mainly XC on fire roads, hard pack or dry single track, but not in wet conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead, VA

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jadickey a Racer from Arlington, VA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2008

Strengths:    Very fast rolling. Great traction for such low knobs. Very low weight for a UST tire (~495 grams).

Weaknesses:    Takes me a little to get used to cornering on them versus more knobby tires. But it only takes 5-10 minutes of riding to relearn their wash out point. Not so hot on wet terrain.

Bottom Line:   
Great tire. I've never had a problem with the tires - they hold air great with some Stans, mount on Mavic rims without a fuss, and the wear seems reasonable for a low knob tire (I change them once a year and don't ride on the roads with them). I've used it for racing on just about every type of course, from wet roots, to rocks to hardpack. They're awesome on hardpack but not so great on wet roots (but then again, semi-slick tires aren't really meant for that type of riding). I've found it's very easy to swap them for a set of knobbier Maxxis tires if the conditions warrant.

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Favorite Trail:   Tahoe Rim Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Bicycle Pro Shop

Similar Products Used:   Nothing this low knob

Bike Setup:   Scott Spark 10

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Josh D a Racer from Greensboro,NC, USA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2008

Strengths:    Fast tracking on the trail, but would not hold the corners on loose soil or gravel AT ALL!!

Weaknesses:    3 rides on rooty trail surfaces. Now have 2 ruined tires, the rear went first after a tiny encounter with a root on the side wall, not anything out of the ordinary. Tire 2 went today after just rolling over a small root. I am going to the shop in the morning and demanding my money back these tires are completely worthless!!!

Bottom Line:   
This tire is a piece of JUNK!!!! Buyer beware!!

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Favorite Trail:   Anger's Ridge Danville VA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Specialized Dealer

Similar Products Used:   Nothing similar, I have never had a tire that was this big of a piece of junk

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic, XTR, SID World Cup Carbon, Industry 9 wheelset (tubeless) $$$$$$ Lots of money in this bike.

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