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Tires: Turbo Pro vs Pro 4

Old 03-28-16, 11:41 AM
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Tires: Turbo Pro vs Pro 4

Just bought a new Specialized Roubaix. It came with Specialized Turbo Pro tires. I have Michelin Pro 4 service course on my old bike. Just wondering which tires I should keep. I couldn't find any data for rolling resistance comparing the two. I am not familiar at all with the specialized tire.

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Originally Posted by chevmaro
Suggestions?
Use the new tires until they wear out, get damaged, or when you decide you don't like them.
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Those are both good tires. I am a Michelin fan myself, but it isn't worth the trouble of swapping them.
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I guess i'll keep the Turbo Pro's because they are new. The Pro 4's have about 1,000 miles on them. I just need to put any set on the old bike to sell it. Thanks for feedabck.
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keep the wider ones
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Velonews had an independent test of 40 tires. Specialized turbo tubeless came in first, specialzed turbo cotton was second, and Specialized turbo was third. Michelon Pro 4 was 27th. This makes it easy for you.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven
Velonews had an independent test of 40 tires. Specialized turbo tubeless came in first, specialzed turbo cotton was second, and Specialized turbo was third. Michelon Pro 4 was 27th. This makes it easy for you.
Hot dog!

I found the article you are speaking of. Turbo Pro is 16th, Pro 4 is 27th. I'll take the Turbo Pro because they are new, not because I will really notice the 4 watt difference. I just wanted to make sure they weren't junk tires.

Where the rubber meets the road: What makes cycling tires fast? - VeloNews.com

Thanks everyone for input.
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Maybe my memory is faulty, but wasn't Specialized very first products tires? They've used the name Turbo since day one if I'm not mistaken.
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I think you're right. Tires were the first product
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Hmm, I wonder what Michelin's first product was?
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I just mounted a Turbo Pro, 28mm on the front. It is supposed to be be the fastest tire out there. Mainly I'm hoping it will be sturdier than the Cont 4000 II but so far the Contis are smoother on chip seal which counts for a lot if you have long stretches of that awful surface.
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"Specialized’s first branded products were tires, and the company has invested heavily over the past few years to greatly improve its offerings in this category, notably by hiring two German engineers away from Continental to run its tire division: Wolf Vorm Walde, tire research and development director, and Wolfgang Arenz, compounding specialist." - Velo News Article
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