We took a trip up to the Specialized Headquarters in Morgan Hill, California to check out Specialized's line up of mountain bike tires. From XC racing to aggressive Downhill, Specialized has a tire for every discipline of mountain biking. Coming in multiple compounds, tread patterns, and sidewalls, there is a Specialized tire out there for every bike.
The type of tire you use while you're riding makes a big difference with your bike's performance and handling. If you're using a tire that isn't designed for the type of riding you're doing, then it can drastically hinder your performance. Everything with mountain biking has come down to a science, even the tires.
The right tires transform the mundane into something magical. Whether you’re a trail rider, XC racer, or casual cruiser, an experience-tailored blend of traction, durability, and handling are the key to a proper ride. That’s why Specialized's compounds, tread patterns, and casing technologies have been fine-tuned and perfected over the decades, and they’ve been proven at the highest levels with Gold Medals, Rainbow Stripes, and overflowing stoke meters.