Specialized Butcher GRID Tire

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2.3 inch size is also a good rear tire option
Rating:
The Good
Super grippy and love those side knobs.
The Bad
Slower rolling than many other tread designs.
Overall Review:

I am using the Specialized Butcher Grid tire in the 2.3" size as a rear tire rather than on the front. Most of my local riding is across dry and rocky terrain. Smooth flowing sections are broken up with short steep climbs and challenging descents. I am not smashing laps or railing bike parks so max speed is less of an issue than traction and reliability. The tread design and rubber compound of the Butcher gives me the climbing and cornering traction that I am looking for in a rear tire. Just like running a DHF as a rear tire, you will feel a slight reduction in rolling speed, but it is well within reason for myself. The weight is in the sweet spot between 800 and 900 grams and the grid casing is very strong for that weight. Unlike many manufacturers that start with an "M", the claimed volume for Specialized tires are close to the actual measurement of the tire. I run it at 25-27 psi for my weight and haven't had an impact flat yet. Five stars! It is a spectacular tire for the price!



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Bliss on the Butcher
Rating:
The Good
Good grip and longevity, excellent front tyre
The Bad
Heavy than other competitors
Overall Review:

Replaced my stock tyre with the Specialized Butcher GRID 2BR on the front. I haven't removed it and its going to stay there until I wear it out. Excellent traction and control in all conditions, even during the rainy season in the Philippines.

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98% of the performance for 60% of the price
Rating:
The Good
-Grip so close to Minion DHF's that most mere mortals will never be able to tell the difference.
-Great longevity. Tread and sidewalls seem to age at nearly the same rate, so no threadbare sidewalls while still lots of sciping left in the tread, or vice versa.
-Mount up nicely tubeless, hold pressure well and keep sealant (sidewalls don't weep sealant like the control casing tires often do.) Never had one that would not mount with a floor pump. Usually they start to take the bead with the very first push of the pump. Don't think I have ever had to do the frantic pumping to get one to take.
-Grid sidewall feels like it gives great support at reasonable tubeless pressures.
-Take sidewall abuse as well or better than other protected type sidewalls like EXO, etc.
The Bad
-They seem a little heavy on the spec sheet compared to some other similar tires.
-Some real and in person weights seem to be even a little heavier than spec sheet shows. (I think that's actually just about the industry norm though...)
-Side knobs are showing a little undercut wear after 425 miles
Overall Review:

I have 425 miles on a pair of 29 x 2.6 butcher grid tires front and back. These miles have included multiple trips to Moab, Hurricane/St. George and whatever is ride-able in northern Utah in between weekend road trips.

These were literally the first pair my shop got in, and as some have mentioned, they may not be fully up to published widths. Mine are close. Didn't weigh them to compare to specs before mounting and have multiple layers of sealant in there now, so wouldn't do much good anyway, but you're probably not going for grid sidewalls or Butchers anyway if you're a weight weenie. I'll trade off a little weight for great grip, sidewall protection and sidewall feel all day long, literally....

I run these at 18-19 psi front and 19-21 psi rear depending on my pump, my mood and the trails I'll be riding. If I let it drop even a few psi below that and I'm pushing it on chunky trails I start to get rim dings, but have had no punctures or snakebites yet despite this.

If you buy your tires from the same shop you buy your bike from you might even be able to nudge them down a bit on price from the already lower than other similar tires in the market price. Chance to support the LBS anyway. Regardless, of price, a tire that doesn't perform isn't worth the deal and these shine in both areas.

Might try going to a Purgatory rear just to see if it's worth the slightly improved rolling resistance, but I don't see myself running anything but these anytime soon.

Great job on these Specialized. 

I'm going full 5 stars for combination of performance and value. 

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Specialized Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready Tire
Performance without the high price tag
Rating:
s1600 IMG 5200 327896
The Good
Claimed wiidth specs are accurate, Excellent grip, Great durability, A less expensive option than others.
The Bad
Nothing I've noticed
Overall Review:

It’s a sickening world we live in when mountain bike tires cost more than car tires. We can thank companies like Maxxis for making some of the best and most expensive cycling tires. But what happens when times get rough and you can’t afford a $80 tire? Although it’s not exactly an inexpensive tire, Specialized introduced the Butcher series that are 25% less expensive. The question is, do they offer just as much performance? I got my hands on a set of Specialized Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready tires and with several months on them, here are my impressions:

Out of the Box:

Pulling the Butcher tires out of the packing, they appeared to be just another Minion style tire. I opted for the 2.6” version for the 27.5” wheel size. The construction appeared to be well done and the rubber was semi tacky which in theory will offer excellent grip.

In terms of weight, the size option I opted for were claimed to be approximately 985 grams. On the Park Tool table scale however, they came in at 1,015 grams. Not to bad considering they are a hefty 2.6” wide tire.

 

Installation:

Installing these tires was very straight forward. The bead wasn’t too tight and they seated to my Spank Spike Race 33 rims without any hassle.

The most impressive part about these tires was the fact that they were very close to the claimed with of 2.6”. Granted, I know this varies per width of rim you install them on. Being a 2.6” speced width, they were pretty much designed for around 30mm internal width rims and that being the case, are true to size.

 

On the Trail:

The grip of the Specialized Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready tires is very good, not the best out there but given that they are only $60 MSRP, they offer plenty of grip for ever penny spent.

In terms of durability, They have outlasted any Maxxis tire I have ever owned. I think the minor lack of grip that they have give the much appreciated longevity for the life of the tire. The side knobs appear to remain intact with very little signs of wear. The tops of the center knobs have a few minor chunks missing but comparing them to Maxxis C3 tires, they have outlived them no question about that.

 

Bottom Line:

The Specialized Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready tire offers performance and longevity and a descent price. They are lightly heavier than their claimed weight but nothing outrageous there. Outside the their grip and durability, the fact that they are truly a 2.6” tire is awesome. If you are looking for something that lasts a bit longer than Maxxis tires or find yourself a little short on cash, the Specialized GRID 2Bliss Ready tire is a spectacular option!

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Specifications

Product
Specialized Butcher GRID Tire
Riding Type
Enduro / All-Mountain
Trail
Wheel Size
26"
27.5" (650b)
29"
27.5+
Tire Width
26", 27.5", 29": 2.3 inches
27.5", 29": 2.6 inches
27.5": 2.8 inches
Tubeless Compatible
Yes, 2Bliss Ready
Bead
Foldable, Butyl wrapped
Durometer
GRIPTON compound improves high frequency damping, better attaching the tire to the ground over small bumps and rough sections, while low frequencies of the rolling tire deflections pass through unfiltered, leaving no energy to be absorbed and keeping the speeds high
Sidewall
60 TPI; GRID casing adds additional sidewall protection for flat protection, exceptional durability, and sidewall stability
Weight
26" x 2.3": 1 lb 13.1 oz (825 g)
27.5" x 2.3": 1 lb 14.7 oz (870 g)
27.5" x 2.6": 2 lb 1.9 oz (960 g)
27.5" x 2.8": 2 lb 5.4 oz (1,060 g)
29" x 2.3": 1 lb 15.4 oz (890 g)
29" x 2.6": 2 lb 2.4 oz (975 g)
Miscellaneous
• Sawtooth faces on the tread blocks to increase stability under load and provide additional biting edges, which improves rolling speed as well as control under hard braking and cornering
• Ramped and siped center tread blocks provide strong traction and accurate steering
• Shoulder knobs offer a continuous biting edge for railing through fast corners
• 2.3" rated for 25-50psi
• 2.6" rated for 20-40psi
• 2.8" rated for 15-30psi
Price
$60.00
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