2012 Dirt 100: Specialized Butcher DH
Easily the strongest competition to the High Roller for dry/soft DH conditions comes in the shape of this Butcher, and in some people’s eyes it even manages to beat the Maxxis.
The difference between the two lies in the way that they behave when really pushed to the limit. The High Roller does have a slightly more extreme limit, but when it reaches that point it tends to slide. The Butcher on the other hand goes a little earlier but it crawls rather than slides.
This quality is very predictable and confidence– inspiring, you always know where you’re at with these tyres, which perhaps makes them the better choice if you’re looking to learn about the limits of traction. At the end of the day though both tyres are superb and personal taste is really the only thing that separates the two. Saying that, these Butcher’s are very competitively priced.
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