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What about Specialized's S-Works Mondo Pro tires?

Old 04-27-09, 02:22 PM
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What about Specialized's S-Works Mondo Pro tires?

How well do these hold up? I heard they are made by Hutchinson.
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Old 04-27-09, 02:23 PM
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Excuse, no Pro in the name.
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Specialized tires suck.
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
Specialized tires suck.
Which reveals how little you actually know.

The Mondo S-Works Open Tubular (i.e. "clincher") tire is actually made for Specialized by Vittoria using the same 290TPI casing as the Open Corsa tire series, and is measurably one of the fastest tires on the market today.

The Mondo S-Works Clincher (next level down), however, isn't quite as nice ...but it's definitely not "sucky" by any stretch...
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
Specialized tires suck.
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Originally Posted by tanhalt View Post
The Mondo S-Works Clincher (next level down), however, isn't quite as nice ...but it's definitely not "sucky" by any stretch...
I like mine... they're cheap anyway
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The Mondo Pro is the same tire that they were have a problem with the sidewalls blowing out on people at like 40mph a few years ago.
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tires

I have about 1000 miles in a little over a month and they seem to be holding up better than my old Conti GP 4000"s did. They are soft and yet they dont cut too bad. they ride very nice, soft, fast ect..

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Originally Posted by tanhalt View Post
Which reveals how little you actually know.
You have no idea how little I know

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My teammates Spec. team bikes came with Spec. tires.
To date (couple of months after receiving them) one sidewall blow out and one rolled clincher.
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
My teammates Spec. team bikes came with Spec. tires.
To date (couple of months after receiving them) one sidewall blow out and one rolled clincher.
That's quite a sampling you've got there to conclude that the entire line sucks...
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
That's quite a sampling you've got there to conclude that the entire line sucks...
Let me rephrase:
Their cheap tires suck, how's that?
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They actually have the Mondo Pro II now on some bikes. At least that is what came on my Tarmac Pro SL. Not sure how long they have been out though as the LBS had never seen them till my bike came in with them on. I have no experience with them yet as I had a pair of Open Corsa's that I put on while we were building it up...
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
Let me rephrase:
Their cheap tires suck, how's that?
My experiences with their tires are the same as yours. You can add my opinion to your sample group. Either that or we both don't know squat.
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I am not referring to the Mondo Pro but the S-Works Mondo. This is a totally different tire. I had heard from a pro that they were made by Hutchinson. I have the Mondo Pro and they are average. After 1200 miles I have had 3 flats on the front and none on the rear.. Handling is ok but it rides nice on the flats.
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My 2007 Specialized Tarmac SL came with "S-Works Mondo, 700x23c, dual-compound tread, aramid bead, 127TPI" tires and I've really been surprised at how well they've worked. I was going to replace them with different flat resistant tires but the guy who sold me the bike was like "try them out first". Figured I would end up replacing them when I got a flat.

Haven't gotten a flat yet (half summer of riding last year, a few weeks this year). They've still had good traction in the rain (my brake pads, though, are a different story in the rain...). I can lean into a turn farther than I could on my old bike and still have the same traction - pretty awesome, I keep being surprised because I expect them to lose traction on the lean but they don't.

Just wanted to add my 2 cents of experience.
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I loved the Sworks Mondo Pro tires. The regular Mondos suck though.
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So how do the regular mondo pros fare in this debate? Tires on the Tarmac Comp w/ 120 TPI...what would be a good replacement as far as lower rolling resistance?
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