Specialized Introduces Revamped XC Tire Lineup

Today Specialized has announced new versions of the Ground Control, Fast Trak and Renegade XC tires. The updates are thorough, with new “T” rubber compounds, plus updated casings and tread patterns.


From Left to Right: Ground Control, Fast Trak, Renegade.

In addition to the T7 and T9 compounds, there is now a new faster rolling T5 option. There is also the option of a T5/T7 dual compound tire.

As far as casings are concerned, in the XC world there are now S-Works, Control and Grid joining the Grid Trail and Grid Gravity lineup from the Trail to Enduro world.

Specialized Compound:Casing Roadmap

I just received a sample set of Ground Controls and Fast Traks for testing. We’ll keep you posted on our findings in the coming weeks and months.


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