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Specialized
Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Tire

4.666666666666667 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
$54.99
Color:Black/Transparent

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Why We Like The Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Tire

As the gravel segment of cycling grows, tires like the Pathfinder make it easier to find the proper setup. Fast-rolling and efficient with lots of grip thanks to the GRIPTON rubber compound, we happily spec this tire on our gravel bikes for off-road adventures.


Details

  • Take to the dirt with Specialized's go-to gravel tire
  • GRIPTON rubber compound is grippy and rolls fast
  • Tread pattern grips confidently on hardpack, medium, and loose roads
  • 120 TPI casing offers a supple ride without sacrificing durability
  • Endurant casing and BlackBelt protection layer resist flatting
  • Item #SCQ00C0
Compound
GRIPTON
Size
700 x 32mm, 700 x 38mm, 700 x 42mm, 700 x 47mm
Type
tubeless-ready
TPI
120
PSI
50-80
Bead
folding
Claimed Weight
[700 x 38mm] 1lb 1oz (480g), [700 x 42mm] 1lb 3oz (540g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Activity
gravel

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 7 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 22, 2024

Great tire!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
700x38

This tire is exactly what I need. I ride rough paved and some gravel. This tire rolls nicely and is fast and responsive. Not sure how it would do on a pure gravel ride, but for my needs its great. It's also quieter on my trainer.

bake
5 out of 5 stars

November 29, 2022

The Best Gravel Tires I've Ridden

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
700x32
Weight:
170

I've now ridden all three sizes of the Pathfinder Pro – 700*42, 700*38, and, most recently, 700*32. They all roll really fast and I have never flatted on them. I've ridden them tubeless and with tubes, mostly for training but also for events and races. I currently have wheels with the 42's and a matching set with the 32's and I swap them regularly. The 42's are wide and can really go anywhere – they're just enough bigger than the 38's to make it worth putting them on for extra assurance in rougher gravel and singletrack. I most recently rode the 700*42's at the Vermont Overland without any problems – they handled the class 4 roads with relative ease. They're fast on roads and reassuring on trails. They inflate to 42mm wide exactly on "gravel-specific" rims and have not gotten wider after a year of riding them. The 700*32: Wow – these are awesome! I got them as soon as they were released and they are perfect for that sweet-spot of mixed road riding and lighter dirt roads and gravel trails. They feel a lot faster than the 42's, which I really like for rides when I'm mixing paved and dirt roads or when I'm riding a lot of paved to get to dirt roads. While the 38's and 42's are close to each other, the 32's feel much faster on the road and on trail. I think the quickness comes from them being noticeably lighter and maybe more aero. It's enough of a difference to make swapping wheels worthwhile. They inflate to 32mm on gravel rims after a few months of riding them, making them perfect for cyclocross frames, too. I think that all sizes of tire are one of the best value out there, too.

Greg R
5 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2022

500m through MI in 1 wk - No flats

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I used these (size 38 on 700s) on a bike packing trip this past week through Michigan. 90% road, 10% gravel and single track. These tires worked extremely well. Zero flats even using various pressures on my 65-70lb loaded bike. Unnoticeable resistance on pavement. I kept up with others on urban tires without any issue. When we hit sand or small gravel patches, you could feel the tire slide slightly to the left or right before grabbing and keeping you upright, doing exactly what you would expect from this style tire. I highly recommend these. If you are bike packing, I recommend going with the high viz models that they offer. That’s the only change I’d make. I will be using these for BWR gravel race this October.

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Laz1012724230 L
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

November 26, 2021

6500 miles and not one flat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I ride primarily road with my Specialized Creo SL pedalec. The tire (38x700) is fast on the road and, because the streets in my neck of the woods are noted for their holes, cracks and rough roads, they are perfect for comfort, safety and speed. Taking turns fast is not an issue at all. I ride them tubeless with sealant. When I first got my Creo SL I ordered road tires (28x700) but, by the time I received them, I decided these tires are what I prefer for my riding conditions. I just replaced the rear tire after 6500 miles with my front tire still showing the Specialized "S" being visible, so there's plenty of miles left in them. I highly recommend these tires if you mostly ride road.

hmi101601435
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2021

Smooth rolling and puncture resistant

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
700 x 42
Weight:
195

I put the 700 x 42 on for BWR Asheville due to mix of gravel and road and couldn't have been happier with the performance. Ran them tubeless at 38 rear and 36 front. Really pleased.

Dohn G
5 out of 5 stars

August 5, 2021

Solid Performance

Put these on my gravel bike (700x38) for the BWR San Diego- lots of sand. Plenty of others flatted, had tears, these were great. In fact, no flats at all, ran with tubes at ~50-55 psi. Road was good as well, roll resistance was pretty low.

Gregory R
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

June 7, 2021

Fast on pavement, sketchy on gravel

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
700c 42 mm

Setting up tubeless was easy with a floor pump and they didn't leak any air, even without sealant. They roll fast on pavement and when going in a straight line on gravel. But careful in the turns when on gravel. Even with the 42 mm wide tires at 32 psi (on a rim with 25 mm internal width) these tires will slide. 31 to 33 psi is recommended by the Zipp pressure guide. I also think the prominent solid center tread makes the transition from going straight to leaned into a turn a little abrupt. Unless rides are mostly pavement, with a little gravel, this will make for a better commuter tire than an adventure tire.

vin101570035
5 out of 5 stars

March 27, 2021

Fast & Smooth

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
38mm

I'm a roadie that uses a gravel bike as my all-round, go-to bike. I typically ride 80% pavement, 20% gravel. This Pathfinder (120 TPI) is noticeably faster and smoother than my 60 TPI tires. Although I've been very happy with 60 TPI, the Pathfinder takes it to the next level of comfort along with less rolling resistance. Thanks to Jonathan, CCs gearhead, for his spot-on recommendation based on my pavement/gravel style.

Marcus W
4 out of 5 stars

December 9, 2020

Fast Rolling Gravel Tire

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is a great tire if you are mixing 50% road/50% light gravel. I rode them on through ride of the Great Allegheny Passage which is mostly compressed limestone. Great tire. I went up to the 42mm from the 38mm and it provides a bit more traction and a smoother ride. They do slip when things get wet though.

Matthew B
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com