Specialized Turbo Pro Tire

Specialized Turbo Pro Tire 

DESCRIPTION

Outstanding rolling resistance and cornering precision in a longer wearing format

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 30, 2012]
David

Strength:

Highest TPI for that dollar tire, great grip even in the rain, reduced the harsh feel from the front of my bike by 50%. This Tire is pretty much awesome, I can't wait to put one on the rear as well.

Weakness:

Was kind of hard paying 50$ for a bike tire, but I am soooo glad that I did.

Prety much an awesome tire.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 25, 2003]
Arjen
Racer

Strength:

Fast, long life. 12000km (7500 miles)without a flat tire!!!

Weakness:

Wheight...............
poor mounting.........

Verry fast tire, but not verry lightwheight.
After 12000 km (7500 miles) still no flat!!! Good grip.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized "fat Boy" Hutchison "top slik"

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 09, 2003]
Dave
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Durable, narrow, slick, FAST, reasonable price

Weakness:

Maybe a tad over 1.0

Thank you, Specialized, for bringing these tires back from retirement. Yes, maybe they are a bit heavier than some 1.0 tires, maybe they aren't even really 1.0, but they are narrow, they are rugged, and they turn my mt. bike into a road bike. In fact, I've hardly touched my road bike since I put these tires on my mt. bike a few years ago (when Pro Classis were regular old "Turbo Comps"). I was bummed when they were discontinued, but they are back and even better than the originals.

When I ride with roadies, I generally have no touble keeping up, unless they are in race shape and on a fast training ride, and then it doesn't matter what kind of tire I'm riding.

My other 1.0 street slick, the Continental Grand Prix, is a great tire, but it doesn't seem to hold up as well as the Specialized tire. The Contis are also just a bit more squirrely; for example, they are prone to slip more easily than the Turbos on wet pavement. So I've salted away the Contis for very special rides (like the Climb to Kaiser). Otherwise, when I'm on pavement, I stick with my Turbos - this is a great tire for the road. I like the price, too - fair enough given the quality involved.

Similar Products Used:

Continental Grand Prix (a true 1.0 tire!)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 22, 2002]
Devin
Racer

Strength:

Rolls really fast
Really Light

Weakness:

Expensive
Difficult to instal on mtb rims

These are a really good upgrade if you are training and you don't have the $$$ to buy a road bike. Totally worth the money.

Similar Products Used:

tioga city slicker

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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