Here at Mole HQ we’re big fans of Specialized tyres.
This weekend sees the start of a month long promotion to push Specialized tyres to a wider audience, with the Specialized Tyre Amnesty.
Dave, Kev and others have ridden Purgatory 2.3s for a while now and found them to be good value all-round tyres, while I have also used the Storm tyre in the past and found it to have much of the performance and characteristics of it’s better-known rival MudX/XR Mud TLR for winter work.
The basic idea is you take any old tyre in and exchange it for a box-fresh Specialized tyre instead. The tyres on offer for mountain bikers are the Purgatory Control 2.3 or the Ground Control 2.1 which will cost just £20, down from their usual price of £30, which is already a bit of a bargain.
The Purgatory/Ground pairing should work well as a front/rear set up (it’s what Dave has tried), or you could run matched tyres front and rear of either type, it’s up to you and how you ride. Both tyres are available in 26er or 29er flavours but not – yet – 27.5 so 650B early adopters will have to sit this one out. Sorry.
There is a similar offer for road tyres as well, but you folks don’t come here for that do you? Just pop in to your nearest Specialized dealer for more information.
The promotion is subject to available stock and runs through to Wednesday 30 April.