Specialized Purgatory 2Bliss 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
29x2.30 Yes 60/50a Standard TR 60 001E-4205 1
29x2.30 Yes 60a Grid TR 60 00114-4097 4+

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Highlighted Features

  • Claimed weight:
    • Control - 755 grams
    • Grid - 800 grams
  • Casing:
    • Control - 60 TPI
    • Grid - Additional sidewall protection and stiffness
  • All-mountain tread pattern
  • Foldable bead
  • Tubeless ready (2Bliss)
  • Compound:
    • Control - 60a center, 50a shoulder
    • Grid - Gripton

The versatile Specialized Purgatory 29 2Bliss Tire is suitable for everything from fast, flowy singletrack to steep and rocky descents.

A wide variety of knob shapes and orientations makes the Purgatory a very versatile tire. If we had to make a call, the Purgatory leans toward the "faster rolling" side of the spectrum, rather than "traction at all costs" designs like the Butcher tire. That's not to say you'll be sliding around when stuff gets technical—anything but. The array of edges and angles on the Purgatory's medium-height knobs still offer tons of grip, but when it's time to chase down your buddy, acceleration will be rapid. 

Extra puncture protection comes in the form of Specialized's GRID casing, with a tougher breaker layer and thicker sidewalls. Plus, these tires grip excellently, but won't melt away thanks to a hard-wearing dual compound rubber configuration. 2Bliss casing is tubeless ready: always use sealant!

Giving up a bit of puncture protection compared to the GRID casing, Specialized's Control casing saves weight and is still more robust than a race-day-only ultra minimal tire. Need more pedaling speed? Go Control. Hitting rocks and require more peace of mind? Get it with GRID.