Specialized Fast Trak Control Tire 29


Intended Use

  • Street "Street" tires are lightweight with minimal to no tread. Casings will have varying levels of flat protection depending on brand and application. Street tires tend to be comparatively narrower
  • XC "XC" tires must be lightweight and have low rolling resistance above all. Single-ply sidewalls are common if rocks and technical terrain are not issues. Very low profile knobs cut down weight and increase rolling speed
  • Trail "Trail" tires show a combination of reduced weight for climbing and acceleration. Traction and protection against pinch flats while descending is increased compared to XC tires.
  • Enduro "Enduro" tires tend to feature more traction than trail tires, but less protection and support than DH tires to keep weight manageable for climbing. More prominent corner knobs and wider casings are common
  • FR/DH "FR/DH" tires have tough casings for pinch flat and puncture protection. Extra sidewall support allows low tire pressure. Large volume, aggressive knobs dig in and grab through turns and provide confident bike handling and effective braking

Works Best On

  • Paved
  • Packed
  • Loose
  • Rocky
  • Loamy
  • Mud

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Size Tubeless Rdy? Tread Compound Sidewall Bead TPI Model Stock Price Quantity
29x2.0 Yes 60a Standard Folding 60 0012-4005 02/27

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Highlighted Features

  • Claimed weight: 580 grams
  • 60 TPI Casing
  • Folding bead
  • Butyl wrapped bead
  • Tubeless ready (2Bliss)
  • Balanced 60a compound
  • 35-65 psi
  • Specialized product # 0012-40

Every XC rider is looking for the convergence of rolling speed, traction, and weight. Specialized's Fast Trak Control 29 Tire was designed using finite element analysis and tested under the world's top cross-country racers until perfection was achieved.

This is a versatile XC tire, with precisely molded center knobs kept low enough for blazing speed, but still designed for braking bite and climbing traction. Transition knobs use an extended shape to grab and hold in shallow-angle turns, but effectively guide the tire into the cornering knobs in harder lean angles without slipping. While obviously made with weight-reduction in mind, the shape of the cornering knobs allow them to grip for confidence in turns that's uncommon on dedicated XC tires. 

Designated as a "Control" tire, the Fast Trak Control forgoes heavy sidewall reinforcement in order to facilitate fast acceleration and to maintain momentum. While jagged rocks and high speed drops will not be king to this casing, you'll be able to rip through hardpack XC-type trails faster than you thought possible.