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SpecializedPathfinder Pro 2Bliss Tire


Item # SCQ00C0

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Item # SCQ00C0

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
Size700 x 38mm, 700 x 42mm
Recommended Usegravel
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

Actual Weight

Black, 700 x 38mm

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?


>Rating: 3

Fast on pavement, sketchy on gravel

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
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

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought

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

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

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.


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