Preview: Specialized Cycloross Tires
As cyclocross season is getting rolling, cyclocross product is rolling in the door for test riding and abusing in the name of reviews! One of the most sensitive subjects for cyclocross racers (other than bike geometry) is tire choice and pressure.
2012 Specialized Cyclocross Tires
Three new cyclocross tires focused on from the big S, Specialized Bicycles. One for each terrain, hard packed, mixed conditions, and wet or muddy conditions.
Specialized Trigger Tire
This is the tire for the hard pack conditions, and developed with the help of Todd Wells.
Details: Sharp but shallow diamond tread pattern in the center. Increased and more stable blacks in the shoulder for cornering in hard surfaces.
Trigger Tubular TPI: 290 Weight: 420g MSRP: $100
Trigger Pro TPI: 120 Weight: 275g MSRP: $55
Trigger Sport TPI: 60 Weight: 405g MSRP: $35
Specialized Tracer Tire
Details: One tread that covers all courses, a center knob providing good traction, shoulder knobs to adapt on hard or loose grounds.
Tracer Tubular TPI: 290 Weight: 420g MSRP: $100
Tracer Pro TPI: 120 Weight: 285g MSRP: $55
Tracer Sport TPI: 60 Weight: 405g MSRP: $35
Specialized Terra Tire
Details: Sharp edged tread that clears well in mud and muddy
Terra Tubular TPI: 290 Weight: 425g MSRP: $100
Terra Pro TPI: 120 Weight: 305g MSRP: $55
Tires in for Review
One set of each of the Terra and Trigger tires showed up and are being mounted to give you a full review! For now go check out Specialized full run of cyclocross tires on their website.
The FTC makes me tell you that I receive these tires for free for review. I was not paid or bribed, but I wouldn’t mind making a dollar on this.