Specialized’s New 650B Tires On The Scale
Just last week, Specialized quietly released several new tires for the 650b wheel size. While they haven’t announced any intentions of offering bikes with the happy-medium hoops, customers and shop monkeys should be stoked on the new rubber. The Big S has a long history of offering quality tires and excellent prices.
Several of the new tires just reached our friends at Mike’s Bikes and they where kind enough to send over a few scale shots. First up is the new 2.1″ Ground Control tire, which at only 602 gm, came well under Specialized’s claimed 630 gm!
On a slightly more aggressive note, the 2.3″ version of the
Ground Control Butcher was 785 gm, which was ~65 gm over the approximate weight Specialized has listed on their website.
*Update* Specialized gives the approximate weight of the 650B x 2.3″ Butcher Control as 755g.
The Purgatory Grid tire is one of our favorite tires for bikes with big mountain aspirations. Specialized even touts them as being “All-Mountain” ready, all we know is that the 650B version hit the scale at a very acceptable 748 gm.
Thanks again to Big Bear Kuhns and Mike’s Bikes for the pictures!