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Anyone riding the new Specialized Roubaix Pro II tire?

Old 02-03-11, 11:12 PM
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Anyone riding the new Specialized Roubaix Pro II tire?

Supposed to be an upgrade from the original Roubaix Pro.

It has a 25c casing with a 23c tread and it has the typical, "we have the best flat protection" belt.

How is the ride and how is the flat protection/durability?

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Old 02-04-11, 09:02 AM
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I haven't ridden it, but I think its gone for 2011.

I read an article last week about Specialized going to that special tire testing facility in Finland and found out many of their road tires had about 25% more rolling resistance than the best tires of other brands. So they went back to the drawing board and the new Turbo series was reborn. The Roubaix tire however may not be included in this.

I can't remember which site I read the article on, but there was one on Specialized, and one just on the tire testing company.
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I wonder why Specialized would get into the tire business.
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Specialized tires made me a master at fixing flats. Never again.
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massive casing separations on the two I had, one went @ 400k, the next went @ 100k
they came with my 2008 Roubaix.............never again, I use Conti now!
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
I wonder why Specialized would get into the tire business.
Spesh started with tyres like 30 years ago
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The current issue of Velonews tests four comfort bikes and uses the Roubaix Pro II tires on each of them (in addition to testing them with stock tires). They must be for real during 2011.
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Originally Posted by squamish5 View Post
massive casing separations on the two I had, one went @ 400k, the next went @ 100k
they came with my 2008 Roubaix.............never again, I use Conti now!
I wouldn't complain if you are getting 400,000 miles on a tire.
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Old 05-15-11, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DGozinya View Post
I wouldn't complain if you are getting 400,000 miles on a tire.
I am sure he means kilometers
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400,000 km is still pretty good.
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