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Hmm this is going to cost me money. Found one of the knobs on my current purgatory 2bliss has ripped into the case a fair way so dont trust it now. Thinking of a butcher 2.6 and eliminator 2.3 rear as don’t think I’ve the space for bigger. Both in grid casing.
How does the butcher 2.6 size up (could anyone measure one please)? The reviews seem to suggest more like 2.4. Currently running a on-one chunky monkey 2.4 in 30mm internal rims so don’t want the 2.3 butcher but concerned the 2.6 may no fit my forks (marzocchi 350 NCR, non boost).Posted 4 months agoad4mMember
Ordered an eliminator and butcher in 2.6 for my remedy, looking forward to trying them out with eliminator front, butcher rear.
Only thing confusing me is several people on this thread saying that they’re running butcher front and eliminator rear and was wondering why?
I thought the eliminator was a more aggresive tire than the butcher, as specialized themselves say the eliminator is an intermediate between the hillbilly and the butcher so this sounds an illogical set up IMO?Posted 4 months ago
“Only thing confusing me is several people on this thread saying that they’re running butcher front and eliminator rear and was wondering why?”
I had the same thought! I guess the Butcher is more like a DHF and the Eliminator like a DHR2. I was running a Butcher 2.6 on the rear which the Eliminator 2.3 is replacing. I have a Hillbilly 2.6 on the front.
I find the Butcher on the back a bit of a strange one – it’s not the fastest tyre but it doesn’t seem to brake or turn as well as it should, however it is very progressive, not at all snappy, easy to drift. I’m hoping the smaller Eliminator will be quicker rolling and at least as good at the other stuff.Posted 4 months ago
Managed in the end, with an additional set of hands but was a bit of a brute!
So I’m going with eliminator front a I read a good review of it on there, but it’s more closely spaced than a butcher so hopefully predominantly dry in the alps! It also doesn’t look v wide – not measured but certainly no where near 2.6 I’d say.Posted 4 months ago
“Managed in the end, with an additional set of hands but was a bit of a brute!”
I had trouble with my Rimpacts the first time – until I read the instructions and pushed the beads right down towards the centre of the rim!
“So I’m going with eliminator front a I read a good review of it on there, but it’s more closely spaced than a butcher so hopefully predominantly dry in the alps!”
The side knobs are fractionally closer spaced than the Butcher but I think the centre knobs look better for soft ground, being smaller and spikier.
“It also doesn’t look v wide – not measured but certainly no where near 2.6 I’d say.”
I’m curious to know what it measures! My new Eliminator 29×2.3 is 60mm at the tread (maybe 60.5) and 59mm at the casing (maybe 58.5). So the very narrowest measurement is 2.30” and the widest 2.38”.
Have Specialized managed to make a 2.3” and 2.6” tyre that are essentially the same size?!!Posted 4 months ago
Have Specialized managed to make a 2.3” and 2.6” tyre that are essentially the same size?!!
No, I don’t think so. I have (27.5) 2.3 Butcher and Slaughter and now 2.6 Eliminator and Slaughter. The 2.6 is a bigger tyre with bigger volume BUT to a large degree the extra volume appears to be in added height rather than width. I will measure them both, currently on 28mm internal Spank rims, if I remember but they don’t appear to be very much wider than the 2.3, I’d guess I’m going to find they are around 2.4 maybe a touch morePosted 4 months agojamesftsMember
Recent convert to Specialized rubber and have been really impressed with a HillBilly/Butcher combo, grip is good and roll better then similar options from Schwalbe.
Shame there aren’t more BLK DMND options in the sale as I don’t think the Grid casing is quite up to the task unfortunately , would like to try some faster rolling options out though.Posted 4 months agoteethgrinderSubscriber
While I was impressed with the Butcher on the rear of the bike, I found with the Grid casing it needed more pressure than a 2.4 HR2 to stop it feeling like it was folding over. Then at BPW in April it failed where the bead meets the sidewall. Enough to lose pressure on Insufficient Funds and not seal with the latex.
Now running a Michelin Wild Enduro 2.4 and rather impressed so far.Posted 4 months agoLesterMember
ordered mine last Wednesday but haven’t got them yet
signed for as delivered Friday am at 6:50, signed by direct trunk Enfield which had me worried but apparently its part of DPD.
DPD have not delivered them, specialized are chasing them up… 3 days so far and no joy.
the worst thing is my delivery address is directly opposite where the tyres are being “held” by DPD, they could just throw them over the wall ffs.
gutted as im going to glentress Saturday and they were supposed to be back up tyresPosted 4 months agoidiotdogbrainMember
Stuck on my Eliminator/Purgatory combo tonight, both 27.5×2.6 – Purgatory rear was tighter and sealed with just a track pump (no sealant yet), Eliminator front has a tube in it to let it stretch for a few days.
Initial measured widths are:
Eliminator – 61mm knobs, 62mm casing
Purgatory – 62mm knobs, 64mm casing
Was hoping the Eliminator would be wider, which is annoying but will see how they go at the weekend. Both on DT Swiss 30mm internal M501s.Posted 3 months ago
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