Specialized The Captain S-Works 2Bliss Tire (26-inch)

Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain S-Works is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. Its dual compound tread features firm center knobs that are fast-rolling and soft side knobs for exceptional bite in ...(Read More)

Specialized The Captain S-Works 2Bliss Tire (26-inch)
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Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain S-Works is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. Its dual compound tread features firm center knobs that are fast-rolling and soft side knobs for exceptional bite in the corners. Plus, with Specialized's 2Bliss technology, you can run these sweet tires at traction-enhancing low pressures.

A Tubeless Tire Cross-Section.Tubeless ready tires are compatible with both tubeless-ready and standard rims. When used on a tubeless-ready rim with a special tubeless rim strip or rim tape, valves and sealant (sold separately), the tire and rim form an airtight chamber, allowing the tire to be inflated without a tube. This lets you run lower pressure for optimum comfort and control without fear of pinch flats. When used with a standard rim, the tire can be mounted and inflated with a tube.

The high thread-per-inch casing let this tire conform to the road/trail for superior cornering and comfort.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
26 x 2.0 00719676543970 0018-0015 17109
26 x 2.2 00719676597706 0019-1015 17115

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great traction  (3)
  • Durable rubber  (2)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Lot's of side bite 
  • Rolls quick 

Cons

  • Not for tubed application 
  • Prone to flats 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (3)
  • Hardpack  (2)
  • Cross country 
  • Light mud 
  • Loose gravel 
  • Rocky technical trails 
  • Rocky terrain 

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4

Good Tire, Not Great in All Applications

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from El Dorado Hills, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great Traction

Cons

  • Not For Tubed Application
  • Prone To Flats

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Hardpack
  • Rocky Technical Trails
  • Cross Country

Comments:

This tire has great grip for typical Northern California conditions. It's a nice light tire. However, after 3.5 years on this tire, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I would not recommend it in a tubed application with less than 38 psi. I'm 6"1" 220 lbs and run this tire on a large frame Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp. The Captain is VERY prone to dangerous pinch flats when I run it below 38 psi. In technical drops or fast single track where you may put sudden downward forces on this tire, it will pinch tubes below 38 psi on my Stumpjumper FSR Comp every time. Also, this tire is a thin skinned goat head magnet. The 2011/2012 season was so frustrating, I started putting Tyvek between the tire and the tubes. As a tubeless tire, the sidewall is a little weak and prone to burping at lower psi. It's a fast tubeless tire with great traction on hardpack XC trails when you pump up the psi. All in all, a GOOD tire that is perhaps more narrowly tailored than advertised.

 
5

Great all around tire

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from Los Angeles

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lot's of side bite
  • Durable Rubber
  • Great Traction
  • Rolls quick

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rocky terrain
    • Light mud
    • Hardpack
    • Mountain Biking
    • Loose gravel

    Comments:

    I've used this on the front of my bike for some time now, and I have a hard time loosing grip. I use it on trails and occasionally on the road.

     
    5

    Very Good Tires

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    from Miami

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great Traction
    • Durable Rubber
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Great tire for all terrain. Great on climbs, rocks, and packed moist dirt. Good on the dry loose stuff, but not great.

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