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    New Commuter briank's Avatar
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    Specialized Roubaix Pro Tire for commuting?

    I picked up a 2010 Specialized tri-cross and wanted to start riding home from work with it. I did the ride on a Sunday afternoon to test how the bike performed. Bike did good, I did not do so well. I completed the 19.8 miles ok on the 700 x 32's. Little slow for my style so I wanted to ask you guys if the Specialized Roubaix Pro Tires would do better for commuting? I will also bump down to a size; 700 x 25/28.
    There is not much info out there on the net and the little I found was not positive regarding this exact tire... anybody?

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    Senior Member moochems's Avatar
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    I use schwalbe marathon plus tires, and so should you!


    Lol just kidding, while we are talking about tire choices, maybe we should talk about chain lube too.


    Schwalbe marathon supremes?

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    The Left Coast, USA FrenchFit's Avatar
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    My son used the Specialized 23/25 on his Roubaix. I thought he got mediocre wear and flat protection, but he loved the way they handled and road. I think he replaced the rear at 3000 miles. My tricross sports gp4000s, but I have used 28mm Gatorskins on bad roads. I like the bike much better with gp4000s.

    Coincidentally, I just make a post in another board about riding this same bike with a heavier 36h wheelset and 32mm tires - I'm not a fan. Slowsville. For whatever reason, the TriCross is not naturally a fast bike, you have lighten up the wheels substantially to get any performance out of it.
    Last edited by FrenchFit; 08-13-13 at 08:17 PM.

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