Introducing Specialized Soil Searching Tires
These Tires Build Trails
We created Specialized Soil Searching in 2018 to fuel and support the energy and passion of the worldwide trail building community. By employing trail builders, hosting dig days, and spearheading fundraisers, we’re creating a community to further the development and maintenance of trail systems that are the lifeblood of our sport.
This is why we’re so stoked to share our new Specialized Soil Searching tires with you. Wrap your rims with a set of these tires and support trail builders on every ride. Every Soil Searching tire you buy helps us support Specialized Soil Searching and its mission. When you ride Soil Searching tires, you’ll hit the perfect line for the perfect cause.
Available in our race-winning Eliminator and Butcher tread patterns and equipped with our premium T9 sticky fast rubber, the Soil Searching limited-edition tires come in a striking, classic skinwall casing to create a potent combo that we know is going to help fund a lot of trails.
In 2019 and 2020 alone, Specialized Soil Searching provided over 11,000 volunteer hours through more than 200 sponsored Dig Days on six continents with the help of 50 supported trail builders and advocates around the world. Keep an eye on Specialized Soil Searching for information on an upcoming dig day scheduled in your neck of the woods.
The latest generation of the World-Cup-proven intermediate tire, the Butcher GRID TRAIL 2Bliss Ready, receives an entirely new tread pattern. Wider shoulder knobs better support load under hard cornering, while the biting edges of the shoulder knobs are moved further inside, and the center blocks have been staggered and spaced better for a smoother transition when leaning the bike over. Meanwhile, our proprietary GRIPTON® compound improves high frequency damping, attaching the tire to the ground better on both small bumps and rough sections. The low frequencies of the rolling tire deflections pass through unfiltered, leaving no energy absorbed and keeping speed high. Once you ride the Butcher, you'll never want another tire for your gravity excursions. Our new GRID TRAIL casing is stiffer, delivering better handling at lower pressures—all while increasing pinch flat protection by 15% and puncture protection by 30%. It's the perfect choice for your gravity excursions—one ride and you'll be hooked. Building on this solid base, the high-dampening T9 Gripton compound rebounds slowly to grip and stick to the ground for total traction and control.
- Casing: 60tpi light yet tough with additional bead to bead protection for exceptional durability, sidewall stiffness and stability.
- Bead: Foldable
- Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready
- Compound: GRIPTON® T9
- 29 x 2.3", psi 25-50, approximate weight 975g
- 29 x 2.6", psi 20-40, approximate weight 1050g