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Lemon_grass

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Anyone have any experience with the new version of the Tracer Pro's?

I picked up a new bike today and had the shop set them up tubeless per their recommendation for a fast gravel race tire.

The problem is, when I took the bike home and went for a ride, the tires seemed to catch everything I rode over (and I wasn't even in the woods/dirt roads.

Curious what others have experienced in the wet/semi wet conditions with these tires.

Thanks!
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sgtrobo

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I used them in a fairly muddy CX race, what issues did you have with the new Tracer Pros?  
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Pynchonite

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Anyone have any experience with the new version of the Tracer Pro's? I picked up a new bike today and had the shop set them up tubeless per their recommendation for a fast gravel race tire. The problem is, when I took the bike home and went for a ride, the tires seemed to catch everything I rode over (and I wasn't even in the woods/dirt roads. Curious what others have experienced in the wet/semi wet conditions with these tires. Thanks!


What do you mean by "catching everything?"  Like, they were pin cushions full of road debris, or just grippy and slower than you would expect?  I'm thinking of riding these this summer, so I'm curious what you think.
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Whatt width did you get? My understanding is file treads have a lot of surface contact and therefore have higher rolling resistance that a “blocky” tire. Loads of traction on hard pack though.
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Riecker

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Yeah, the feedback we’ve received in the shop is that they roll awesome, supple and grippy however they throw gravel ina substantial way.
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Pynchonite

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If you're not shooting your fellow riders with gravel, you're not racing.
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clarksonxc

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I don't know what is new with the Tracer Pros, but my girlfriend had a lot of success last year with a set from 2015/2016.  They were the 33mm version so they fit perfectly on her cx bike, and they also seemed to have a different size ratio than most tires.  As in they seemed to be "taller" with a higher profile above the bead, even though they were narrower width in terms of gravel tires.  Because of this she was able to run them at a lower pressure than a normal fitting 33mm tire and never had any issues with pinch flats or traction.  They did fling gravel up on your bike (and legs) at first, but that seemed to wear off pretty quick once they had some miles on them.
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sgtrobo

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I don't know what is new with the Tracer Pros, but my girlfriend had a lot of success last year with a set from 2015/2016. 


the new Tracer Pros are completely different than the previous generation Tracers.  Specialized changed the tread completely, they look nothing like the previous version now
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