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!