Specialized Enduro Sport Tire Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • Aramid Bead
  • High-speed turns
  • Large shoulder lugs
  • High Air Volume casing
  • Deep and widely spaced tread

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 25, 2015]
Wm. Josiah Erikson
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Lots of grip, very stable, very durable

Weakness:

Very high rolling resistance

I have had these tires for three years and have almost worn through the rear one. I ride on fire roads, non-maintained roads, singletrack, and the street. It's good for the first three, terrible on the street of course - not exactly its intended use. I will probably replace these with something that has a smoother-rolling center strip, but that's not a criticism of the tire. These have provided great traction, stability, excellent cornering, and the confidence to ride over and through just about anything I run across. As far as off-road capability goes, I have no criticisms of these tires. They do what they are supposed to, and they do it well. They also provide great climbing traction on steep dirt uphills on the singletrack around here - I find myself spinning the rear tire much less than I did before. I have had no problems with cracking or the sidewalls blowing out, like other people seem to have. I'm wearing through the tread long before any cracks are showing. Oh and they were free, so it's hard to complain about that.

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So many tires I can't even count.

[Jun 23, 2008]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good Grip, Good Duribility

Weakness:

Havent noticed anything. I've had them for 3 years and only had 1 flat.

Great tire, highly recomended

Similar Products Used:

Hardrock Tire

[May 26, 2008]
Daniel

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good grip on most surfaces. Ridden in dry bouldery hardpack and looser dirt with no real complaints.

Weakness:

The sidewalls are weak. After less than a year both front and rears are disintegrating, causing blowouts...in the trash they go



Ride them hard for 9-10 months but no more because after that you'll start blowing through inner tubes

Similar Products Used:

Tioga DH, Speacialized Fast Trak, MTB Weirwolf

[Sep 01, 2007]
AA
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Great grip

Weakness:

Sidewalls are weak, and blow outs will happen

This tire has ruined several rides (and rims). The sidewalls are weak and this has lead to blowouts. I run my tires at 40 - 45 PSI, and the last ride I had 8 spots where the tire opened up to expose the tube. Luckily I had duct tape or I might still be hikin out. I thought the first time this may have been a fluke, but a subsequent pair revealed the same issue.
Cheap crap

Similar Products Used:

Many

[Aug 20, 2007]
Br7_N
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Grip is comparable to the 50/60a Pro version. Braking and cornering are excellent.

Weakness:

Sidewalls! I used the Pros (120 tpi) and had a run of sidewall rips.. so I tried the Sports (60 tpi), but had the same problem, just less often. All Spec'd sidewalls reveal casing after their first ride. This can't be good. Rolls like a drunk slug, but not quite as slow as the softer version.

Grip, braking, and cornering are all very, very good. Value is very good- considering it's significantly cheaper than the Pro version, with neglible (imo) differences in construction and performance. A very good tire for technical, steep, soft, loose, rocky, rooty terrains.

Similar Products Used:

Numerous.

[Dec 14, 2006]
Nick Brunsdon
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Superb grip - this tire never lets go! A solid ride and predictable movements

Weakness:

Fat - this is a big puppy at 2.25" which means lots of rolling resistance. The rubber compound on mine has cracked after being left in the sun for short periods of time

As stock tires with my hardrock, theyre great. But for the same price you can buy the specialised fastrak which has kevlar to prevent punctures (it really does work!).
The enduro is very fat, and i would only recommend in very muddy, slippery conditions. The fastrak has ample grip despite having a smaller width.
Only choose the basic enduro for exceptionally muddy conditions, otherwise go for the fastrak.

Similar Products Used:

Specialised Fastrak

[Sep 29, 2006]
Jon
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid traction on most surfaces. Keeps the bike on the line you chose without causing the wheels to slide out.

Weakness:

A little slower and heavy than smaller tires

The enduro's at 2.2 are very wide and stay on the trail much better than any tire I have tried. They go over logs and off drop offs much better than smaller tires. What you sacrifice in rolling resistance is made up in using your brakes less because they keep you bike going in the direction you want. The Kenda Koyotes slid all over the place.

Similar Products Used:

2.0 specialized, 1.95 Kenda Koyote

[Aug 16, 2006]
Dylan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

good grip in any conditions
i dont think theyre expensive, im not sure cause they came with my bike
i havent had a flat yet(i dont know if that has anything to do with the tire or what)

Weakness:

a few spots on the outer tread seem to be disintigrating for some reason, i guess that's normal

seems to be pretty good and i dont think it's an expensive tire, so if you need a good reliable tire for all conditions i'd recommend this one

Similar Products Used:

maxxis minion, specialized roll-x

[Aug 12, 2006]
tar
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great all round tire. Has excellent grip on all surfaces.Is very predictable when cornering and will not suddendly let go. Has excellent wear charateristics. Excellent puncture resistance.

Weakness:

2.2 measures 2.1 inches wide on a 17mm wide rim. And the tire weighs 875 grams.

Great tire for all mountain riding. The 70 sa compound grips better than expected and also gives good durability.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis

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