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2019 Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready

The latest generation of the World-Cup-proven intermediate tire, the Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready, receives sawtooth faces on the tread blocks to increase stability under load and provide additional biting edges. This in turn improves rolling speed as well as control under hard braking and cornering. Meanwhile, our proprietary GRIPTON compound improves high frequency damping, attaching the tire to the ground better on both small bumps and rough sections. The low frequencies of the rolling tire deflections pass through unfiltered, leaving no energy absorbed, keeping speed high. Once you ride this new Butcher, you will never want another tire for your gravity excursions. We recommend GRID tires for anyone seeking the utmost in flat and sidewall protection or additional stability.

Rider Reviews

  • 3.5
  • 11 Reviews

Lost a knob quickly

I had the 29x2.3 in the T9 rubber. This tire was pretty awesome for a bit less than 100 miles, but then a cornering knob ripped clean off on pretty standard terrain. I talked to my local shop and they said it was unlikely I’d get any sort of replacement given the mileage, which I perceived as pretty low for such a failure. Pretty disappointing, since I purposely switched from Maxxis to Specialized due to short wear issues with the Maxxis. I’m not a particularly aggressive rider so was surprised that it happened so quickly (or at all). Maybe the T5 rubber would be a better move. I moved the T9 Eliminator I had on the rear to the front, though, and it seems to be holding up much better. The tread on the Butcher is great, but maybe a little too soft/unsupported/weak on the cornering knobs.

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No

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Jacob

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Tire knobs tearing at base after a few rides

I ride intermediate trails in the PNW, I got barely 10 rides on this tire under normal conditions (22-25 psi) on gravel before most of the tire knobs started ripping at the base from the tire surface. I don't ride hard and was shocked how quickly this tire failed on me

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Name:
Indy

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Tyre exploded

I used this tyre on my turbo levo just few sessions and my tire xploded

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No

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David

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Great Tires

I ride these tires on my Enduro mostly at Lake Tahoe. In the summer the trails get sandy (decomposed granite) in many areas mixed with sharp granite. The tires track/float well in the sand and avoided cuts on the granite. The tires also wore really well.


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Bikentahoe

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Good price

Trail Riding: Lower casing rating works fine on my son's bike as he has a smaller rider and keeps the weight down. These tires have great durability and a great price point.


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Gillbilly

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Love it! Great front tire.

I ride the 650b x 2.8"" at 18-19psi on the front of my Salsa Timberjack, and I absolutely love it. Great tracking and control in hardpack, loose over hard, and even pretty good in mud (though it does pack up). It also mounted easily and holds air like a champ. I can't say enough good things about it!


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Hu C.

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good so far

lots of trails with shale rock and sharp stuff.... I've got one sidewall tear running this tire so far in the past 100k, It may have been my fault not to sure yet but I managed to fix it. It's a little loud on the road but smooth enough and great traction climbing hills in loose dirt.


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Code M.

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Aggressive and Economical

Began looking for a replacement front tire after experiencing both a side wall slash and pinch flat on both a Maxxis DHF and DHR 2 (2.8). Both of these tires were 60 Tpi and only lasted 2 rides on the front. I turned to the Specialized Butcher Grid because I had good luck with the Specialized Slaughterhouse that I ran on the front for most of the season. I counted more than five sealed punctures by the time I was looking for a replacement. I took this tire out on three different trails with varied terrain to do a proper review. Ride 1: South Lake Tahoe, CA (Sandy/Granite Slabs) - Easy installment at trailhead. No struggle getting the final piece of rubber over the lip of the rim. - Noticed how knobby and aggressive the tire was compared to the DHR running on the back. - started with 22 psi but soon dropped to 18 to increase traction and reduce bumpy ride over slabs. - Super grippy on granite while ascending. - Held traction in minor sandy transitions but lost traction in the two-three inch deep sand pit on the trail. - Fast in sandy berms. Ride 2: Truckee, CA (Dry/Dusty Loam) - Fast cornering - Good traction on the washy loam, kept the rubber down. - Put the sidewalls to work in the berms and the grid kept its promise. - Ran 18 psi. Ride 3: Peavine Mt. Reno, NV (Loose/Rocky Tech) - Tire rolled fast over gnarly tech DH. - Sidewalls took some hits with no damage done. - Aggressive tread allowed for momentum to carry over rock gardens while decreasing possibility punctures. - Felt a bit less control in loose clay corners compared to sandy and loamy terrain. Overall these tires are impressive. Not only are they half the price of any tire Maxxis has to offer, but also look and feel twice as aggressive. If you are looking for a tire that is at a fair price and has the reliability to get you on and off the trail without slapping in the back-up tube, look no further.


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B N.

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Potentially an excellent tyre but...

The grip and life of the tread are really excellent. Not too soft, but grippy enough, and slow wearing. I've got 1400km on my 2.6"" GRID Butchers, mounted at the front of a 2019 Stumpjumper. Terrain ridden was mostly loose over hard dry dessert terrain with small sharp rocks in some areas. I find this tyre is a better up front, and the tread feels softer and slower to a Purgatory. My GRID tyres have never wept STANS sealant, unlike Specialized Control casings and Maxxis EXO. I would prefer Specialized GRID tyres to Maxxis EXO if 1) Closer to specified width. The 2.6"" tyres are closer to 2.4"" 2) the profile is too rounded on 30mm ID rims. These tyres behave like a narrower tyre and really dig deep into softer ground instead of floating over it. The Butcher with its open channel design leaves a lot to be desired with this very round profile. I would recommend this tyre only on 35mm or wider rims. The tyre washes out very easily on loose over hard ground, which doesn't always allow a rider to lean in far enough to get proper purchase of the side knobs. The Butchers are a blatant copy of the DHF, but I find the latter is better. As a front tyre, I find the tyre deadens the ride a little. I'm not sure if its the sidewall or the rubber or a combination of both. This is either good or bad depending on preference, but I prefer a little more feedback at the handlebars from the trail but all the GRID tyres so far make the ride feel a little dead or muted. When riding this tyre, I tend to ride a slightly lower pressures than I would like, to prioritise cornering grip over loose stuff and also better riding over softer sandy sections.. As a result the tyre becomes squirmy and offers less support. I have more cornering confidence in a 2.35"" 120TPI Maxxis Forekaster than the Butcher, and it also rolls faster to boot. That just shouldn't be the case. I would enjoy this tyre a lot if it weren't for the super round shape and under sized width


Name:
Hanns

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Love this size

I purchased a Turbo Levo and it came with the 29 x 2.6 size. I had been using the 2.8's but I think these are the perfect size. I feel I can maneuver better and feel more connected to the trail. I guess the saying ""less is more"" is true in this case!


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Bikerhiker

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