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SPECIALIZED Turbo Pro 700x25, how reliable ?

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SPECIALIZED Turbo Pro 700x25, how reliable ?

I got my TARMAC ELITE last September and immediately put all season 700x25 Armadillos, i got almost 1000 miles this winter.

This morning i put the Turbo Pro's on that the bike came with and notice alot less rolling resistance.

In April my local shop is having a buy one tire get one free, im looking at the Roubiax Armadillo Elite.

The Turbo's have Blackbelt flat protection, how reliable are these ?
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They sweep the road after the race closes it to traffic?
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I don't think they are robust as something like the Conti 4000 with the vectran layer (same class tire) however, they are robust enough. Carry an extra C02 cylinder and spare tube (2 of each), then ride. Most shards, nails, etc. that cause a flat with the Turbo will cause a flat with a Gatorskin or Armadillo, or any tire for that matter. Get 25's and don't over inflate. 80-90 lbs is the most you should be putting in them.

The S-works turbo and cotton turbo might be a little different as these are pure race tires, and for good surfaces. They wear quicker as the rubber compound is softer and worst of all, they are expensive. Stick to the Turbo Pro and if you flat a couple times, go back to the Armadidllo Elite.
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I have turbo pros as my race tires. I always seem to flat when im training with these on. They roll nice and smooth, but if you are specifically looking for flat protection these are not the tires for you
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