Specialized Fast Trak S-Works LK 2.0 tyre review

Durable rapid roller

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£29.99 RRP
Specialized Fast Trak S-Works LK 2.0 Tyres

Our review

Relatively durable and fast clearing, but the clattery feel means they can slip rather than grip
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Sitting in the middle of Specialized’s S-Works performance tyre range is this evolved Low Knob (LK) racer. At 533g it’s light and responsive with a large enough carcass to carry speed through rocks without wincing, and it’s tubeless-ready as standard.

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Chopping knob height down by 30 percent from the original Fast Trak liberates rolling speed, although it still gets left behind by the fastest tyres.

The skinny tread ribs use a 65 duro centre/60 duro shoulder which grips well enough in loose or soft conditions but can twist and skate off line suddenly on damp or polished wood and rocks in race situations.

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It’s a lot more supple than the cheaper Control and Armadillo puncture-proof versions, but is still stiff and plasticky in feel. This all translates to a slightly clattery, slippery and less than trustworthy feel even if you drop well below the high recommended pressure. 2Bliss tubeless readiness is useful though and it lasts well for such a light tyre.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Fast Trak S-Works LK 2.0in (09)
Brand Specialized

Weight (g) 533
Bead Aramid
Threads Per Inch 127
Rubber Compound Dual-Compound
Max PSI 65
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.0