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SpecializedButcher Grid Trail 2Bliss T9 29in Tire


Item # SCQ00F7

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  • Black, 29 x 2.3 ($60.00)
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Item # SCQ00F7

Butcher Grid Trail 2Bliss T9 29in Tire

From flowy hardpack trails to loose, dusty singletrack, the Specialized Butcher Grid Trail provides strong traction and accurate steering in a wide range of conditions. Featuring the same tread pattern as its heavy-duty Gravity sibling, this tire offers the same level of grip but with a lighter casing that saves a few hundred grams of rotational weight so you can accelerate and climb quicker. The tread pattern favors more aggressive terrain than an XC or light-duty trail tire, and features reinforced sidewalls to fend off slices and punctures.

For this new Butcher, Specialized developed an entirely new set of rubber compounds for targeted performance based on the conditions and discipline. This particular tire is made from T9 Gripton, which uses a tacky, slow-rebounding rubber for maximum traction and a predictable feel in the corners. It's softer and grippier than the T7 compound, meaning it favors traction over rolling speed, though the ramped center knobs do help this tire get up to speed quickly.

  • Aggressive, all-conditions tire for trail riding
  • T9 compound rebounds slowly for maximum traction and control
  • Ramped and siped center tread provides strong braking power
  • Prominent side knobs dig deep for confidence in the corners
  • Lighter trail casing with reinforced sidewalls for protection
  • Butyl-wrapped bead is tubeless-ready

Tech Specs
CompoundGripton T9
Size29 x 2.3, 29 x 2.6in
Typetubeless, clincher
CasingGrid Trail
PSI[29 x 2.3in] 25 - 50psi, [29 x 2.6in] 20 - 40psi
Recommended Usetrail
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

Actual Weight

Black, 29 x 2.3
Black, 29 x 2.6

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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>Rating: 5

Damp, holds a line

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 0"
168 lbs

This tire is legit. I ride in Utah where the trails are very dry and dusty, Finding a tire that this is planted and isn't nervous on loose over hard pack is not that easy. I set this tire up as a front, 2.3, 20psi, ENVE AM30, no inserts. My first thought coming off an Exo casing tire was that this tire felt much damper and would hold it's line. The rubber feel with the "thumb test" is soft, buy returns to shape quickly. I put this tire on my scale and it weighed 1092 grams. Also, the logo on this tire is sweet!

>Rating: 4

I was proven wrong. So good!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 2"
160 lbs

I am always rather skeptical when it comes to trying new tires. I question the grip, feel, and protection. I have my favorites already, and it is one of those "if it works, don't fix it". However, I was proven wrong once again when I tried the new T9 rubber compound. During the first ride, I immediately noticed how grippy the tire was. I could push into any berm I wanted to and the tires just stuck. It wasn't just a first ride impression, that same feel has continued through the life of the tires. They hook up in any terrain, and will hold on off-camber turn. They just bite. In terms of protection, they handle anything I have thrown them into so far. I am not easy on equipment, but I do try to pick good lines. There has been some poor line choices during my time testing the tires, and I was certain I was going to flat. They came out the other side with air in the tires. The life of the tires has far exceeded my expectations. I have almost 40hrs of riding on the tires, and there is little wear on the tires. This is unlike many competitors where knobs would be ripping off by now. I really only have one down side to these tires. I wish they had something between a 2.3" and 2.6". I am a fan of a tire around the 2.5" zone. I have been riding the 2.3" and it does almost measure to a 2.4" on a 30mm internal rim. It is just a small thing. I need to try a 2.6". This Butcher is very similar to a Maxxis DHF. It is a great tire on the front. I prefer the Butcher in the front and Eliminator in the rear. It is similar to a Maxxis DHF and DHR combo.