Just purchased a 2012 RockHopper 29. Did not notice until I got it home that the front tire is a Specialized The Captain Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 29x2.0. The rear tire is a Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 29x2.0. According to the on-line specs both tires should be the Captain Sport. Seems the Fast Trak LK Sport is typically on the less expensive bikes, such as the Hardrock. The store says this is the just the way my Rockhopper was sent to them from the factory but can't explain why there are two different types of tires on the bike - or a good reason for it. First they have seen it happen.
If there is a logical reason for the two different types of tires, or a benefit to this match and I'm actually better off for some reason, just like to know what it is. If this was not intended just want to get what I paid for. Intend to primarily use the bike for mountain/trail riding. Thanks.
T. I have the same two tire set up on my Rockhopper 29. The bike rides great and is a joy to use. I generally don't look at the tire treads while riding and don't notice any ill effects. Enjoy your riding!!