Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport Tire

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Fast Trak LK Sport

  • 60 TPI Casing
  • 70a Compound
  • Wire Bead
  • LK-Low knob

User Reviews (14)

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Darren Engstrom   [Jan 01, 2014]
Strength:

Decent ride and roll. Seems to last quite a while: slow on the wear and tear.

Weakness:

Dicey on loose gravel or hard pan dirt. Not very puncture proof, so will opt for another tire.

This has been a decent tire for 4,000 miles now (mostly street and hard pan dirt). Would wish for more grip on the turn or various surfaces, but how choosy should one be unless in comp.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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GRANT191   [Jul 19, 2012]
Strength:

roll very fast, grip very well on the dry hard packed trails when not braking!

Weakness:

suck in loose gravel and sand and slide when braking hard into a corner on hardpack surfaces. not the best traction when climbing loose hills

only ridden these for 60 miles so far and like them on the dry hardpacked trails! my LBS had them for $30 each for a 29er tire so had to try them. i'm going 4 chilis since thus far they seem good

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
rusheleven   Cross Country Rider [Feb 21, 2012]
Strength:

Light Weight for the being a steel bead tire. Very predictable slide out when turning. Maintains speed in the hardpack. Long life expectancy (mine held up for 2 seasons). Price.

Weakness:

Not worth your time if you are in a constantly muddy environment. On occasion I would want more traction when on slick rock.

The tire holds up to abuse and is fairly fast. Pretty much what I'm looking for in a XC style tire. Only time I am ever left hurting is if its muddy. If that is going to be the case I run it in great combination with the Specialized Captain on the front for just a bit more traction/control. These tires are also at a great price point.

The tires are easy to get on/off on most rims. (Huge plus when changing a flat on the trail).

I would recommend this tire (or its lighter folding bead brothers) to anyone looking for a solid XC style tire!

Similar Products Used: Specialized Captain
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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clj766   Cross Country Rider [Jul 20, 2011]
Strength:

excellent traction on everything I have encountered, fast rolling, seem to climb over slick roots no problem
setting them up tubeless was easy no leaks with stans of course

Weakness:

none as of yet

good tire I would buy again

Similar Products Used: captain
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Nator   Cross Country Rider [May 01, 2011]
Strength:

Light weight. Dual compound rubber. Tubeless. Good on hardpack and decent on loamy and loose trails. Hold air fine with Stans.

Weakness:

Not good for wet and muddy conditions, but not made for that. Not the best for technical hill climbing, but not made for that either.

Fast Trak is very good and fast for single-track cornering, accelerating, and very steep hill climbing on hardpack and rock; and fairly good on dry loamy and dry loose trails. I don't ride that fast on staight-ways, but I really push the speed thru corners and tight trees, so I brake, corner, and accelerate hard. These light tubeless tires make that easier (lower inertia) and they still grip well, especially when run with a bit lower pressure (advantage of tubeless). Slows me down on the straights, but so what. I don't ride in muddy conditions, period, since trails in North Texas are only muddy for a few days after occasional hard rains.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Captain 2Bliss, Maxxis Crossmark tubeless. WTB tires tube tires.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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KFanney   Cross Country Rider [May 01, 2010]
Strength:

Great for dry hard packed conditions. Very little rolling resistance.

Weakness:

Front tire washes out in lose conditions. Does not do well in muddy, rooty, rocky conditions. These tires came on my 2010 Rockhopper Expert 29er. I, have Captains on my 08 FSR XC and they are a lot better all around tire.

These tires are ok, not great, but ok. If you ride a lot of hard packed trails or on pavement, these tires will work for you. I, will ride them a little while longer, then switch to Captains or to a set of Specialized Purgatory's.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Captains
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
xcman   Cross Country Rider [Feb 16, 2010]
Strength:

fast smooth lighter

Weakness:

not good on wet turain. if u clip a rock and it kicks u out into mudd ur going down

ok tire

Similar Products Used: umm not sure really
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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alstalpha   Cross Country Rider [Jul 28, 2009]
Strength:

large volume, light weight, reasonable price, amazing durability

Weakness:

feels a little sketchy at 50+psi on anything loose, don't bother trying them on mud, or on loose trails with big particulate(ie. bigger than pea gravel)-dust is fine

a tiny fraction more traction than a crossmark, but about the same ammount slower than a crossmark. I roll with a fast track lk on the front and a crossmark on the rear. I've used it for basically everthing from rocks, to roots to hard pack. It's performance gets better as the trail gets closer to hardpack. However, don't expect it to rail flat or off camber corners when it gets to be loose over hardpack. The sidewalls are far more durable than on a crossmark. I roll with 35-45psi (I'm 170)and haven't gotten a flat (other than slow leaks) in 1.5 years. Good race tire! Good training tire!

Similar Products Used: kenda short tracker, kenda nevegal, maxxis crossmark, bontranger, and a few other fast rolling tires
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
scooter498   Racer [May 07, 2009]
Strength:

fast rolling, great replacement for the old green michelin wildgripper comps that everyone used to race. nice and light

Weakness:

if there are any, it would be extreme muddy conditions. maybe hucking off moss-covered trees in British Columbia. I don't think these are tires you can just "forget" are there when tearing through downhill corners.

excellent race tire and good all around tire. They might not grip as well under the most extreme weather or trail conditions, but for 90% of the stuff out there, they have been great. Esp. if you adjust the air pressure/use stan's etc.

Similar Products Used: many many tires over 15 years of riding/racing.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
jeffkill   Downhiller [Jan 13, 2009]
Strength:

Rolls fast, light weight.

Weakness:

Dont ride them on anything other than dry/hard pack trails. Not really a valid complaint though, cause these tires werent intended for wet/mud.

These tires came stock on my XC hard tail. They roll fast and corner great, as long as the trail is dry. The second you touch any grease, you're done.

Similar Products Used: Too many
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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