Specialized The Captain S-Works 2Bliss Ready 29er Tire

DESCRIPTION

World-Class XC/Trail performance - hardpack/intermediate/loose conditions. We asked Ned Overend to help us design the perfect tire for control and predictability over any trail. The result is The Captain, with fast-rolling center knobs for exceptional transition and edge knobs to attack every turn.

  • Casing: 120 TPI
  • Bead: Aramid
  • Center Compound: 70a / Shoulder Compound: 60a
  • Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready
  • 29" x 2.0; psi 3565; approx. weight 595g
  • 29" x 2.2; psi 3565; approx. weight 665g

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 09, 2013]
Steve Mitchell

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

lightweight, fast rolling, great cornering in dry desert conditions, durable side knobs

Weakness:

Thin sidewall is susceptible to sharp objects in trail. The "Captain Control" is around 80 grams heavier than the "Captain S-works" and has more durable sidewalls for about $15 less.

This tire has worked exceptionally well for me iondesert southwest trails and in primarily dry conditions.

[Jul 21, 2011]
Varaxis
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Light, supple, rolls relatively fast, excellent moist dirt performance, above average dry sandy performance

Weakness:

Prone to flats, prone to sidewall tears, sketchy braking

This tire comes alive in moist dirt. By far my favorite tire the day after it rains. This thing just carves harder than my 26" bike's High Rollers, on flat decomposed granite type hardpack.

In the dry, it rolls about as fast as a SB8 (not that fast), but doesn't have the same straight line grip nor as much grip on the rocks. Decent transition knobs for XC lean angles. Tracks fairly straight in deep sand and some mud.

Pinch/puncture flats really easily mounted on Edge XC rims. Hard braking causes it to get sketchy, due to how the center knobs are angled.

In the end, I'm more happy with the Ikon tires. Ikons have more predictable all-around performance in the dry, which I ride 90% of the time, are faster rolling and seem to flat far less.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Ikon EXO 2.2, Kenda Small Block Eight DTC 2.1, Panaracer CG XC 2.35

[Jun 28, 2011]
mrsalty
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light, rolls well, decent traction.

Weakness:

SIDEWALL!!! Tore riding relatively tame technical trail.

Maybe for a race tire, or for use on relatively buff ST, but disappointed with lack of durability.

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