We gave the Specialized Butcher tires with updated T9 rubber a glowing review in December, and now you can pick a pair tan-sidewalls to support the brand’s trail-building initiative.
“With the introduction of our limited-edition Soil Searching tyres you can support trail builders on every ride. Every Soil Searching tyre you buy helps us support Specialized Soil Searching and its mission.”
According to the press release, “Specialized Soil Searching provides financial, organizational, and outreach support for trail systems around the world. Soil Searching focuses on three essential and interdependent aspects of trail work—ambassadors, dig days, and fundraisers. Through these channels, we work to support opportunities that will assist riding communities in maintaining and growing their trail networks. Supporting trail advocacy is the right thing to do for the sport.
“In 2019 and 2020 alone, Specialized Soil Searching provided over 11,000 volunteer hours through more than 200 sponsored Dig Days on six continents with the help of 50 supported trail builders and advocates around the world.”
We interviewed lead Soil Searching Trail Advocate Fanie Kok in 2019, and that article is definitely worth a read if you want to know more about how the brand is supporting trail building and maintenance.
The new tires will only be available online, and only in a 29 x 2.3″ with the T9 tread compound. Pricing will be the same as the existing Butcher T9 tires.