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Old 05-07-04, 06:05 PM   #1
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Specialized SUCKS At Making Tires!!!

Ok, this is angering me to the point of starting a thread on it...
I have a Specialized Team Pro 26x1.90 in the rear, and a Maxxis HardDrive in the front. I bought them both at the same time, and the Maxxis tire never even came close to flat, the specialized tire....WENT FLAT 7 GOD DAMN TIMES! I've only had the tire like, a month too! And everytime it went flat, i changed the tube, using different brands each time. Specialized is awesome at making bikes....but when it comes to tires, THEY BLOW!
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Old 05-07-04, 06:17 PM   #2
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hmmm, I've ridden the Specialized Pro since last summer and rode through the winter in Niagara. Perhaps the problem is elsewhere?

A rim/rim tape defect perhaps? Have the tubes all failed in the same spot or do you know? I've found that I've been at fault more often than the equipment.

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Old 05-07-04, 06:19 PM   #3
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it's all different spots
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Maybe theres some kind of odd pinch flatting going on...?


I'm a 200 pound rider and I ride on Specialized tires... I run 80 PSI on rough terrain and I've never had a flat of any sort.
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Old 05-07-04, 06:31 PM   #5
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I think its a PEBHAS error.
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Old 05-07-04, 06:33 PM   #6
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Maybe theres some kind of odd pinch flatting going on...?
Good point. I've found that it's not uncommon to lose 10 or 20 psi in a very short time (2 rides). I don't know what your terrain is like but at close to 200 lbs it doesn't take much for me to pinch the tire.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but don't forget, that back wheel takes a lot more punishment than the front... at least on my bike (which seems to be attracted to every pothole on the road).
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Your right. I have yet to try a specialized mtb tire that works as well as any other tire. 24" and 26"...they hook up about as well as slicks on dirt. Useless.
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I dunno guys, I've been running Specialized Roll X for over a year on my bike and have never had a flat and can climb as good as anyone. If I were ordering tires tomorrow, I would get another set of Roll X.
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Maybe its because I had a good tire to start. But my rollX washes out mroe than any other. And on skinnies....death trap.
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I wanted to reply to this post pretty bad, but since he decided to curse using those words, who cares? Hope you have many, many more flats..... Maybe they are Heaven sent especially for you!
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I still think itís a PEBHAS error. Problem Exists Between Handlebars And Saddle
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I still think itís a PEBHAS error. Problem Exists Between Handlebars And Saddle
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Really, I've never heard of a tire causing a flat.... That's like saying a gun killed someone. Duh....
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My Roll X pros flat less than my WTB mutanoraptors ever did. I think its PEBHAS here too...
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I second what maelstrom said, 2 bikes, same tires, same bad riding... with the Roll-X, i cannot corner at all, plus i have 0 confidence on steep climbs/descents ... but... in Tuesday i ll get my new wheelset and a brand new pair of tires.... Specialized tires are BAD, especially the Roll-X.
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I have a set of enduro pros that came stock on mine, they grip pretty well but only lasted half a season before they were shot. I dont think i'd get another set unless i could find them cheap.
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"specialized SUCKS at making tires"

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the specialized tire....WENT FLAT 7 GOD DAMN TIMES! I've only had the tire like, a month too! And everytime it went flat, i changed the tube, using different brands each time.
What are the seven brands of tube you used?
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What are the seven brands of tube you used?
Giant
Axiom
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and Kenda once again.

i mean, like another time... A friend of mine bought a specialized HardRock equipped with specialized tires...and in a week, they just fell apart. BOTH of them.
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I think its a PEBHAS error.

Definitely User Error.
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"specialized SUCKS at making tires"

TRUE

I use Specialized Armadillo Hemispheres EX (1.9) on an off-road touring bike and like them a great deal. I have not had flat issues at all and the tread pattern (semi-slick) is perfect for my needs. I've not tried Specialized's "knobby" tires.

Just another viewpoint.

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Taken from the Specialized site:

Slam Dunk at Sea Otter
Specialized proved to be The Official Bike & Tire of the Sea Otter Classic, with reigning World Champion Filip Meirhaeghe winning the short track and cross country races, and capturing overall victory. The following day, the Epic-equipped champ stated, "I'll never race my hardtail again!" Report & Photos...
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I use Specialized Armadillo Hemispheres EX (1.9) on an off-road touring bike and like them a great deal. I have not had flat issues at all and the tread pattern (semi-slick) is perfect for my needs. I've not tried Specialized's "knobby" tires.

Just another viewpoint.

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Anthonaut is just a little boy who dosent know much, his opinion is of no value.
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Taken from the Specialized site:

Slam Dunk at Sea Otter
Specialized proved to be The Official Bike & Tire of the Sea Otter Classic, with reigning World Champion Filip Meirhaeghe winning the short track and cross country races, and capturing overall victory. The following day, the Epic-equipped champ stated, "I'll never race my hardtail again!" Report & Photos...
Not that the bike & tires win a race, it is clearly the rider, but the tires did not seem to hold him back.
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Anthonaut is just a little boy who dosent know much, his opinion is of no value.
why are you such as @$$hole? you contribute nothing to this forum, NOT ONCE have i ever seen you give someone advice, you just make fun of them. GET IT THROUGHT YOUR HEAD, there are people with different opinions than you, so sometimes, you should just keep your mouth shut. There is no point in making people feel bad.
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Personal issues aside, I agree that Specialized tyres are not worth dropping your hard-earned folding on. I don't ride on them, but my partner does. Two things she complains about:

1. Poor grip in lots of terrain types, and
2. Too many flats.

I have personally found many of the things that have gone through her tyres and many of them wouldn't hurt a new born baby if you scratched their eyes with them!

They might not be the worst tyre manufacturer, but there are certainly better ones out there.
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