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    Senior Member bigbadwullf's Avatar
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    Tire (tyre) that doesn't get much love

    I switched to the Specialized Turbo Elite last year because the Michelin Pro Race 3s cut so easily(not many flats but a lot of tread cuts). Rode it all this Summer on the Allez and was impressed. Nice thing is, when I got the Tarmac, they came on it. Roll great, seem to last a long time and really, no flats to speak of. Relatively cheap too.

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    I have the Specialized Armadillo Elites on a couple of bikes. Like them a lot and no flats over many miles.
    "If there are no cigars in heaven, I shall not go." -Mark Twain

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    Schwalbe Ultremo DD

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    The Michelin Pro Race tread does cut easily but those little cuts are superficial. They are pretty durable. Together with Conti GP4000S, they are the among the fastest, least rolling resistant tires available. Both are also among the best handling tires as well. Don't let the surface cuts distract you from buying them again.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    I had been using Conti 4000s 23s for a long time and was happy with them. My LBS gave me a set of Specialized Turbo Pro 25s to try and I don't care to take them off. I like the 25c width, the tire rolls great, corners nicely and for this pair the price was outstanding! lol I'll replace them with the same when needed.
    FS: Shimano DA 7900 brake calipers, DA 7900 Crankset 50/34 175mm and BB

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    I don't have a lot of Specialized "stuff" but everything I've ever bought from them has been well worth the money.

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    I didn't realize they still made them. The very first high-performance clincher I ever bought was a Specialized Turbo of one flavor or another, I think maybe even Kevlar beaded, many years ago. Actually, now that I think about it, it must have been my second. My first was one of the early treadless tires from Avocet.
    Craig in Indy

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