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Ground Control Control 2Bliss Ready T5

The Ground Control Control 2Bliss Ready T5 uses an extremely versatile tread pattern which can be used from cross country race to trail, it rolls fast with exceptional amounts of confidence and grip. Our Block-In-Block design uses a taller adaptable inner block to pierce the ground and claw for traction. The larger outer structure supports the inner block for additional speed, traction, support and stable handling. The Control casing is our light and durable do it all XC construction. To top off this build we use our fastest rolling, race ready T5 compound with excellent wear and tear protection.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.6
  • 16 Reviews

A good all rounder, needs more widths

The Ground Control is one of those go to tires for the conditions I ride in the southeast USA. Very grippy for how lightweight and fast rolling it is. Great as either a front or rear tire or 2Xcombo. My only gripe is it's available in wider sizes, but that's an issue I have with Specialized xc tires overall. Some of the trails I ride are very sandy and the extra volume of a wider tire is welcome in those conditions. I'd love to see their xc treads (renegade, fast trak, and ground control) in sizes of 2.4+ that are commonly available from other manufacturers.


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Perry

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Light, great grip, rolls well, excellent for what it is supposed to be.

First, these are light, lighter than claimed, I got the blackwall T5s in both 27.5x2.35 and 29x2.35 and they were 734g and 764g, respectively. This is way lighter than claiming and I used 3 different scales because it seemed wrong. Perfect XC/Trail tire for here in the rocky, rooty, janky Northeast. The T5 compound seems softer than the Maxxis MaxxTerra compound when I compare the two side by side. Do not expect bombproof tires at this weight, opt for beefier casing options if that is what you are after. My big bikes have Assegais, DHFs, and Butchers and these GCs have excellent grip that is easy to adapt to which I cannot say about all XC treads. The transition treads really help inspire confidence. I think these are better than Rekons which were my go-to XC/Trail tires for nearly a decade.


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Stevo

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Awful construction with no durability

I thought this would make a good rear tire. After 2-3 rides the tan seperated from the black and was ruined. Specialized warrantied it. I rode the replacement a handful of times in Colorado singletrack and it sustained a puncture right through the meat of the tread- not the sidewall. It was too large to accept a plug so the tire was ruined. Normal singletrack, not riding through an old nail factory. I get a bit wild, but I expect an MTB tire to accept some air. I would not recommend.


Name:
Drew

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Durable and lasting tire

Have these tires on my Epic Evo for 2 seasons with some major endurance rides. Traction super and durable, no issues! Best tire in the market for its price!

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Yes!

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George

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Good Tire For Light Trails

Good fast rolling tire for hard packed trails and concrete. Just don't hit the dirt shortly after a rain or you'll have slicks 50 feet down the trail.

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Matthew W.

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Great as Expected

Good value, performed very well in less than ideal conditions

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Tim F.

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All good great tyre

All good great tyre

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Steve D.

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I don't know how they do it

Compared to another highly available name brand well rated tire I've used, these are faster rolling at 3psi less, and about 50x easier to seat on my rims when set up to be tubeless. How? Seriously? How?

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William J.

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Great all round XC tyres

Perfect for my type of riding , XC and the odd knarly DH .

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Guest G.

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New tires

Wasn’t happy with my current setup and wanted something different that was fast and grippy at a good value. Rode these tire 10 years ago so I gave them another try. They are perfect. Great tires at a great price. Fast and provided great traction. I run ground control front and fast track rear. Used them for a race and they performed great.

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Chandler B.

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