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Mountain Tires - 27.5 inch - Tubeless

Specialized Ground Control CONTROL 2Bliss Ready Tire

Specialized's best XC and trail bikes have always been used for more than just XC race or marathon use. Epic and Stumpjumper riders over the decades have often gravitated to the famed Ground Control tire because of it's versatile surface grip and feel that truly delivers control while carrying speed and inducing confidence. With this 60 TPI CONTROL casing, 2Bliss Ready version you the evolved Ground Control tread with the advanced cut and pinch protection at a slight weight penalty over the S-Works version, with more durability and even a touch more tread capability. This is tire that can easily be run as a front tire on an XC bike for a race weekend where a more diverse grip level and front cornering control is required. Pair it up with an CONTROL Fast Trak or Renegade and create the necessary combination of speed and traction for the surface conditions.

Specialized uses CAD engineered knob shapes to strengthen and firm up the knob structures for optimal braking and traction, but it keeps the knob rubber surfaces adaptable for the best possible ground control with the proper combination of space and edge diversity. A 60 TPI casing is lightweight, supple, and allows for a great footprint with control at low pressure that is enhanced by the 2Bliss Ready bead, which features a more flexible and fast sealing butyl bead. The Ground Control CONTROL 2Bliss Ready Tire features Specialized's GRIPTONĀ® compound that maximizes mechanical grip, damps vibration, and offers unparalleled traction in either wet or dry conditions. Mount it up, throw a leg over the saddle and let it rip.

Features

  • Exceptionally versatile trail tire that is light, fast and assertive when you need grip and traction on most surfaces, but it shines on that mid-pack variety, not quite soft, not quite hard
  • More protective CONTROL casing, adding some weight over the S-Works, but still fast
  • 60 TPI casing is lightweight, supple, and allows for a great footprint with control at low pressure
  • Casing supports slightly wider, denser tread than S-Works version; features a slight extension in the casing overlap
  • The overlap provides better protection against cuts and pinch flats
  • GRIPTON® maximizes mechanical grip, damps vibration; offers unparalleled traction in wet or dry conditions
  • Tread has proper combination of space and edge tread diversity from optimized tread using Finite Element Analysis along with CAD shaped knobs
  • Knobs placed in a 2-3-2 directional center system, with paired shoulder blocks in a line
  • Foldable butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready
  • Sizes / Approx Weight / Pressure range:
    • 27.5x2.3" / 670g / 25-50psi
    • 29x2.1" / 640g / 25-50psi
    • 29x2.3" / 740g / 25-50psi
  • Color: Black