Since 2018, Specialized has run the Soil Searching initiative
, which supports trail development by sponsoring builders, hosting dig days, and organizing fundraisers.
As part of the initiative, Specialized has introduced a tan-walled version of the Butcher in the grippiest T9 compound and the Eliminator in the T7 compound. A portion of all proceeds from the Soil Searching tires will help fund trail systems.
Both Soil Searching tires will come in 27.5x2.6, 29x2.3, and 29x2.6, with an additional 27.5x2.3 option for the Eliminator.
The tires will be available online for the same price as the standard Butchers and Eliminators, $60 USD / £45 GBP.