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Equipment > Components > Tires > Mountain > 29 inch


When you want a mountain bike tires that sits clearly outside XC and doesn't quite get you to Enduro events, you have hit the middle ground- where the vast majority of mountain bikers live- on the trail. You know the places and rides where you need a great all around tire that keeps you moving through all the variables: speed sections, climbs, descents, creek crossings, mini rock gardens, and so on. That is where the Specialized Purgatory series lives, and the CONTROL 2Bliss Ready version is favored by those who want a little more casing protection, but still want suppleness and lower rolling resistance.

True to the all around moniker, the new, completely redesigned tread features square lugs that bite in on soft soil, while still providing support on hard-packed ground. Additionally, flexible center paired sipes fold out under braking force for increased ground contact and adhesion as part of a 2-2-3 set of repeating knobs that define the center tread. To top it all off, Specialized's proprietary GRIPTONĀ® compound helps make this the perfect choice for epic trail rides in any conditions. This is a go to tire for 120mm-130mm travel 29" trail bikes and riders with a real focus on 3-4 hour destination ride, or an out and back that stays fun and challenging throughout.

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  • The standard bearer for true light trail tire performance, can be run front and rear, or paired with an XC rear, or heavier trail tire up front; ideal for epic trail escapes with friends
  • More protective CONTROL casing, adding some weight over the S-Works level, but still fast and supple enough for super feel and confidence
  • 60 TPI casing is lightweight, supple, and allows for a great footprint with control at low pressure
  • Casing supports slightly wider, denser tread; 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
  • Redesigned tread features square lugs that bite in soft soil, while providing support on hard-packed ground
  • Flexible center sipes fold out under braking force for increased ground contact and adhesion
  • Foldable butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready
  • Size / Approx Weight / Pressure range:
    • 29x2.3" / 750g / 25-50psi
  • Color: Black
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