Spy Shot: Prototype Specialized Slaughter 29″ Tire

Detail© Marv Watson/Red Bull

Spotted over on Redbull Media’s website, the new Specialized Slaughter is currently being tested on Curtis Keen’s Enduro 29er. With an aggressive outer tread pattern and a semi slick center tread, the new tire has a similar appearance to one of our favorite rear tires – the Schwalbe Rock Razor.

We have no further details at this time, except that the American Dream likes to run his 2.3″ tire with one cup of Stan’s sealant at 33 PSI.


J Train - 04/03/14 - 10:53pm

Looks great for fast hard-pack. Excited to buy/sell this one.

BMW - 04/03/14 - 11:15pm

Run that with a ground control 2.3 up front and call it a day. Stoked for this one.

KJR - 04/03/14 - 11:32pm

One cup (250ml) of Stan’s sealant seems a bit overkill…

Mindless - 04/04/14 - 1:09am

Just like Schwalbe Rock Razor.

nameresu - 04/04/14 - 3:05am

KJR there is a small, about 60ml red cup, that comes with each bottle of stan’s sealant.

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking - 04/04/14 - 4:23am

thats the tire im looking for!

Tommy - 04/04/14 - 7:38am

uh….i thought it was a racing ralph

rehsper - 04/04/14 - 9:39am

What an awful, awful name.

Ham-planet - 04/04/14 - 9:52am

Let’s add bike checks to the list of ‘places spy shots don’t come from’.

Jeff - 04/04/14 - 10:50am

Mindless is dead on – Rock Razer copy.
Just like the Butcher is a copy of the Minion.

Innovate or Die!!!!!! hahahahaha

patrik - 04/04/14 - 11:38am


If you look closely, the outside knobs are 0.00000000324″ further in than the knobs on the Rock Razer.

Get a clue.

Jeff - 04/04/14 - 11:56am

Patrik, you are correct! It is like when Vanilla Ice tried to explain how “Ice Ice Baby” was not ripping off (aka “sampling”) “Pressure” by Queen. 0.00000000324″ different is still different.

My sincerest apologies for my ignorance.

Jerry - 04/04/14 - 2:20pm

Similar but not the same. The side knobs and center lugs are a totally different pattern. It’ll probably be half the price of a RR.

Burnt-Orange - 04/04/14 - 3:32pm

Show me where you can get a Rock Razor for a 29er

Flash - 04/04/14 - 9:40pm

I think the Slaughter name is in line with the Butcher name. I’m looking forward to trying this one.

J Train - 04/05/14 - 11:24am

Similar, but definitely different. Fewer, smaller, and faster center nobs, with more shapely side nobs on this tire. But, hey, who doesn’t like crying plagiarism when he/she is decidedly way off, as long as it keeps the “down with Spesh” banner flying?

mtb4life - 04/07/14 - 8:08am

It is the Butcher just lower lugs and tread….. I’m likening it

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