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SpecializedPathfinder Pro 2Bliss Tire

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Item # SCQ00C0

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Description

Why We Like The Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Tire

Gravel riding is one of the fastest-growing segments of cycling. The sense of adventure, conquering new challenges, and simply experiencing a new style of riding appeals to a broad range of riders. The Pathfinder delivers the versatility that these adventure-laden rides deserve—fast rolling, lots of grip, and a whole lot of fun.

  • 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

Tech Specs
CompoundGRIPTON
Size700 x 38mm, 700 x 42mm
Typetubeless-ready
TPI120
PSI50-80
Beadfolding
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Black/Transparent, 700 x 42mm
106g
3.74oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[700 x 38mm] 16.9oz (480g), [700 x 42mm] 1lb 3oz
480g), [700 x 42mm] 1lb 3oz (540g

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

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

6500 miles and not one flat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
38x700
Height
5` 9"
Weight
202 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Smooth rolling and puncture resistant

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700 x 42
Height
6` 0"
Weight
195 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Solid Performance

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x38
Height
6` 4"
Weight
225 lbs

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.

>Rating: 3

Fast on pavement, sketchy on gravel

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
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.

Not sure how much you weigh, but 32 psi would be a rather high pressure for a 42mm tire on gravel. Check the silca website for tire pressure recommendations for your weight and terrain choice, I bet it will set you up quite a bit lower unless you’re over 225lbs.

>Rating: 5

Fast & Smooth

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
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.

>Rating: 4

Fast Rolling Gravel Tire

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
700c x 42 mm

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.

>Rating: 4

Great tire for road and light gravel

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Using these tires as my primary road/gravel tire while I wait for a second wheelset. Being primarily a roadie, I love the compound and slick design of the center rubber. These really can act like road tires in a straight line. In hard, road turns the tire does lose some composure with the tread pattern, but it's not enough to disrupt the fun. Off-road, this tire excels on tame/moderate hardpack and open gravel roads, but I'm still learning how they behave in summer-baked, single-track descents with a top-coat of fine, loose gravel. The traction doesn't inspire confidence, but I haven't tried PSI changes yet to find more grip. Setting up was challenging on Zipp 303 Firecrest, but I found that putting the tire beads in the center of the rim bed and using a C02 canister worked to inflate properly. I purchased the 38mm version, and while I haven't measured perfectly, my eye-ball with a tape measure efforts recorded 37-38mm.

>Rating:

What color are the “transparent” option?