New Sworks Pathfinder Tire

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ccie6872
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by ccie6872

Looks quite interesting at that weight and size - https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-wor ... 753-205546

pedalstriker
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by pedalstriker

I've been running Pathfinder Pro tires (both 700c + 650b) for some time and have had nothing but great experiences. At ~200g lighter for a pair at only a $10 USD premium ($60/tires for the S-Works vs $55 for the Pro), this is among the cheapest weight savings available for a gravel bike.

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spartacus
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by spartacus

Ah dang I wasn't in the market for tires but these might be too good to pass up. Get em now before they sell out for the next year!

Yoln
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by Yoln

Too late, already out of stock looks like
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cycleboyco
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by cycleboyco

I literally received my Pathfinder Pro 42s today at 535g for the one I weighed. The place I ordered from has a good return policy, so will see if they happen to get any of the S-Works ones in over the next few weeks and will exchange.

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by FlatlandClimber

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kostenlose bilder speichern

If you are interested to see how fast they roll, vote for them on BRR!
Cervelo P5 Disc (2021) 9.1kg
Factor Ostro Gravel (2023) 8.0kg
S-Works SL8 (2023) 6.3kg

*weights are race ready, size 58/L.
Sold: Venge, S5 Disc, Roubaix Team, Open WI.DE, Émonda, Shiv TT, Crux, Aethos, SL7

CampagYOLO
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by CampagYOLO

FlatlandClimber wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:47 pm
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kostenlose bilder speichern

If you are interested to see how fast they roll, vote for them on BRR!
Haha, I also nominated them but got a response saying they had already been nominated by a number of members.

rides4beer
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by rides4beer

Def interested to see the numbers on BRR! Pathfinder Pros have been a great tire, fast and durable, only giving up a few watts to tires like the Terra Speed and new Getaway Pro. Lil lighter and faster and they'll be hard to beat.

spartacus
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by spartacus

Yoln wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:20 am
Too late, already out of stock looks like
competitive Cyclist has some for now...

rides4beer
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by rides4beer

spartacus wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:01 pm
competitive Cyclist has some for now...
Thanks, just ordered a pair. Gonna be set on gravel tires for a while lol

spartacus
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by spartacus

rides4beer wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:11 pm
spartacus wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:01 pm
competitive Cyclist has some for now...
Thanks, just ordered a pair. Gonna be set on gravel tires for a while lol
Yep. I think I've ridden my Gravel H's like one ride :oops: BUT if these go anything like the GP5000TL they could be unobtanium for a long while.

FlatlandClimber
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by FlatlandClimber

Just received mine.
The thread is definitely less aggressive than Pathfinder Pro.
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Cervelo P5 Disc (2021) 9.1kg
Factor Ostro Gravel (2023) 8.0kg
S-Works SL8 (2023) 6.3kg

*weights are race ready, size 58/L.
Sold: Venge, S5 Disc, Roubaix Team, Open WI.DE, Émonda, Shiv TT, Crux, Aethos, SL7

OnTheRivet
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by OnTheRivet

pedalstriker wrote:
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:02 pm
I've been running Pathfinder Pro tires (both 700c + 650b) for some time and have had nothing but great experiences. At ~200g lighter for a pair at only a $10 USD premium ($60/tires for the S-Works vs $55 for the Pro), this is among the cheapest weight savings available for a gravel bike.
The thing with tire weight is there are no free lunches. pretty much 100% of the time the lighter version wuill be more fragile, you just have to decide if the trade off is worth it.

FlatlandClimber
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by FlatlandClimber

... and how big the trade of really is. Not every heavy tire is puncture resistant, and not every light tire is puncture prone. It will likely be less resistant, but in my experience, the Pro is bomb proof, and I have been pretty happy with thinner tires (Challenge, Conti), too.
Cervelo P5 Disc (2021) 9.1kg
Factor Ostro Gravel (2023) 8.0kg
S-Works SL8 (2023) 6.3kg

*weights are race ready, size 58/L.
Sold: Venge, S5 Disc, Roubaix Team, Open WI.DE, Émonda, Shiv TT, Crux, Aethos, SL7

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rides4beer
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by rides4beer

FlatlandClimber wrote:
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:29 pm
Just received mine.
The thread is definitely less aggressive than Pathfinder Pro.
They look about like my Pros do right now, with some miles on them. Should still be plenty of grip. Def looking forward to trying them out. Should be a lil faster, and if the puncture protection is anywhere near the Pros, I'll be very happy with them.

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