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Specialized Tyre Amnesty starts 28 March

Posted by Matt | March 28, 2014 | 4 comments so far

Specialized Tyre Amnesty

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.

Filed under 2014, News in March 2014


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. tony says:

    I’m running Ground Control and Captain Spesh tyres on my Camber 29er and I find them great. Cracking value too even before the amnesty.

  2. Dave says:

    Cycleworks in Leatherhead have 3 less now! Actually they have 3 or 4 boxes of amnesty tyres so a decent amount of stock

  3. Lloyd says:

    It pays to be lazy, i had a bunch vv. old tyres that i have not got round to throwing out. Now have a pair of shiny new ground control 2.3’s and a purgatory 2.3 in exchange.

  4. Matt says:

    I’ve just bought myself 2 Purgatory 26ers (most likely for the Inbred) and a 2.3 Purgatory 29er for the back of the Kona.

    Should be fun seeing how these perform. Cycleworks should be pleased with the business as well!!

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