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Specialized Eliminator- Thoughts for Shore?

Nov. 12, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
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Just saw that Spec launched a new tire, somewhere between a Butcher and Hillbilly

Looks very close to an Aggressor with more space between the center knobs wondering how well it would be as a front or rear tire for the shore

Comes in all your favorite enduro sized tires

27.5 x 2.3

27.5 x 2.6

29 x 2.3

29 x 2.6


 Last edited by: ehfour on Nov. 12, 2018, 9:03 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 12, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
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Very interesting entry. 

Equivalent tire between Butcher and Hillbilly would be Assegai, no?

Aggressor is a low knob fast rolling tire.

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Nov. 13, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

Very interesting entry. 

Equivalent tire between Butcher and Hillbilly would be Assegai, no?

Aggressor is a low knob fast rolling tire.

Makes sense to me, I might give it a go when my DHR2 gives up the ghost

Nov. 14, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
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Only downside is if you run Exo, Specialized doesn't have an equivalent light casing.

I gave Specialized a go for a while, Grid casings just don't cut it. Similarly thin to Schwalbe Snake Skin. World's better than WTB light casing, but that's a pretty low bar. 

I'm back to solely Maxxis for light casing tires. In a league of their own in this category.

Nov. 16, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

Only downside is if you run Exo, Specialized doesn't have an equivalent light casing.

I gave Specialized a go for a while, Grid casings just don't cut it. Similarly thin to Schwalbe Snake Skin. World's better than WTB light casing, but that's a pretty low bar. 

I'm back to solely Maxxis for light casing tires. In a league of their own in this category.

I dunno about that Hep, I find the Conti sidewalls to be tough....since I started running them I can't think of one time I have had issues with ripping a knob out, or ripping a sidewall...and I run pretty low pressure for a big boy. After multiple issues with Specialized grid casing tires I moved to Trail Kings and have not looked back. Too bad as I like their tires and the new one looks pretty great.

Nov. 16, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

Posted by: Hepcat

Only downside is if you run Exo, Specialized doesn't have an equivalent light casing.

I gave Specialized a go for a while, Grid casings just don't cut it. Similarly thin to Schwalbe Snake Skin. World's better than WTB light casing, but that's a pretty low bar. 

I'm back to solely Maxxis for light casing tires. In a league of their own in this category.

I dunno about that Hep, I find the Conti sidewalls to be tough....since I started running them I can't think of one time I have had issues with ripping a knob out, or ripping a sidewall...and I run pretty low pressure for a big boy. After multiple issues with Specialized grid casing tires I moved to Trail Kings and have not looked back. Too bad as I like their tires and the new one looks pretty great.

Ah, of course Conti. Have never run one. Thanks for the cognizance my man. 

Chalk up casings along with compounds as another thing Conti's doing right then.

New Exo+ looks interesting

https://enduro-mtb.com/en/maxxis-exo-plus/

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