Specialized Evil Twin HC Tire

DESCRIPTION

Downhill-specific for hard pack conditions (HC). Designed for massive braking, driving and cornering traction with a special rubber compound and tread design.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 26, 2001]
Beelzebub
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

2.5" wide, big, fat,knobbly tyre that sticks like poo to a blanket. Thick sidewalls & bead locks allow for low pressures. Hooks up immediately upon touchdown. Confers confidence at silly speeds, pointing nicely while it's weight minimises deflection. Slides progressively. Hard compound makes it a good choice for riding where bitumin transport sections would eat pricey soft compound tyres.

Weakness:

None worth complaining about, except the 2.5" wont fit the rear of my bike, it hits the front derailleur cage in the granny ring.

A great, confidence inspiring trail riding tyre for those who like to give it a nudge each time they go out. The stability of this tyre allows me to outrun most of my hardtail mounted mates and even stay with the duallies on some decents. Stangely enough it works better in the hard conditions it's designed for, which augers well for a long hot Adelaide summer. On a final very superficial note, the width of the tyre looks very tough on the front of the bike, like you've rolled some kid for the hoop off their YZ 80 motocross bike.

Similar Products Used:

Ritchey Zmax, WTB Motoraptor, some other round black tyres with Knobs on them.

[Feb 21, 2002]
Dan
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

very gripy, presure sensitive,beadlock lets you almost ride on a flat tire without f-ing up your rim

Weakness:

They only last so long until you see little cracks around the knobbs.Comparing them to the michelins (soft) they last a long time.

If you can get these still GET THEM they should be under $20

Similar Products Used:

Panarace 2.1,wtb velociraptor 2.1,wtb moto raptor 2.35",various michelins.

[Jul 07, 2002]
chri
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

well their grippy

Weakness:

um could b a lil bit wider

well their definately a good grippy tire in all conditions they could be a lil bit wider for the sand and soft but i just use the irc bsck country's for that utherwise they are really good and tough haven't had a puncture yet
go buy these tires

Similar Products Used:

irc backcountry

[Aug 24, 2001]
mark beast
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

pretty much unpinchable and i havent had a puncture since ive had it.its a hard compound but it doesnt make the grip too bad, its still like a leech, it was dirt cheap aswell, cost me £15 from town

Weakness:

erm not a lot

BUY THIS TIRE ITS BEAST WITHOUT A BEAST OF A PRICE

Similar Products Used:

TIOGA DH 2.1
NOKIAN FAT HAKKA
SUM SEMI SLICK HALFORDS PIECE OF CRAP

[Apr 13, 2002]
Eder Giovani Savio
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lateral band out rim for protect of "snake-bite".
High.
Hard rubber for long durability. This is good for rider who buy themselves stuffs.
Specialized quality.

Weakness:

I think it is not a real 2.3, maybe 2.25 or 2.2.
It is not good for DH racers because the hard rubber do not adhere the ground like a "50 compost" tire.

Excellent tire for the price - U$ 19.
Very good for free ride and amateur Downhill.
Specialized quality

Similar Products Used:

Michellin 50 compost, Maxxis Mofo, Maxxis High Roller, Mythos IRC, Kenda 2.5, WTB Tyrannoraptor 52/54, WTB Velociraptor 47/52.

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