Specialized Bicycles is introducing a new tyre which excels in aggressively loose and sketchy conditions. The new Eliminator model offers tenacious cornering grip and outstanding control.
We’re rolling out a new tyre, the Eliminator. We designed the Eliminator to be an all-around gravity tyre, and while it’s surprisingly versatile, this model is especially at home on loose and aggressive trails. If you want to call that “enduro”—go ahead. The Eliminator, after all, rolls up to speed easily and absolutely slays on rowdy, chunder-filled tracks. Or you can ditch the buzzword-of-the-day and just think of the Eliminator as an excellent choice for rides when you’ll need a ton of braking control and cornering grip.
Tons of Cornering Bite
Let’s start with the tread. The Eliminator combines a distinct row of shoulder knobs with smaller center blocks. The center blocks are arranged evenly to bite in soft soil, but they also help with straight line-to-corner transitions. Carefully-shaped transition knobs between the centre blocks and the aggressive shoulder knobs also give the Eliminator a smooth and predictable feel when you lean hard into a corner at high speeds. You get lots of grip and a clear sense of how far you can push the Eliminator before drifting commences.
Sticky and Fast
Riders need traction, but they also need fast-rolling tyres. That’s why we developed a specific GRIPTON® tread compound that delivers excellent traction by better conforming to the trail. This compound also helps the tyre roll fast, given the tread blocks’ ability to return to their original, un-deformed state with surprisingly little friction. The stuff is sticky and fast.
Eliminator is available in GRID casings in the following sizes: 27.5 x 2.3” | 27.5 x 2.6” | 29 x 2.3” | 29 x 2.6”