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SpecializedTurbo Cotton Tire - Clincher

$80.00

Item # SCQ00BC

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Item # SCQ00BC
Description

Turbo Cotton Tire

Specialized's GRIPTON compound is one of the best out there. And when combined with an ultra-supple 320 TPI cotton casing, you get a tire that's very special—you get the Turbo Cotton tire. Both materials stand for master craftsmanship, and they work in harmony to create one of the world's fastest tires—providing a clear-cut performance advantage.

  • High-TPI cotton tire for road training and racing
  • GRIPTON compound balances traction with low rolling resistance
  • 320 TPI casing offers a supremely supple ride
  • BlackBelt protection layer helps fend off flats

Tech Specs
CompoundGRIPTON
Size700 x 24mm, 700 x 26mm
Typeclincher
ProtectionBlackBelt
TPI320
Beadfolding
Recommended Useroad cycling
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Black/Transparent, 700 x 26mm
240g
8.47oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[700 x 24mm] 7.8oz (220g), [700 x 26mm] 8.5oz
220g), [700 x 26mm] 8.5oz (240g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

So far, so good!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
24mm and 26mm
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

First time on specialized tires. Set up: 24mm front wheel, 26mm rear wheel. 60mm Boyd rims. Couple hundred Kms so far. Pluses: easy to mount on Boyd rims. This is a big plus. Boyd rims are brutal for tire mounting, especially contis. Pretty fast. Not a noticeable diff from my previous tires. Smooth ride and good grip, even in wet. No flats yet(knock on wood). Minuses: not quite as comfortable as my previous tires(25mm Michelin power tt). Definitely worth a try for good weather riding!

>Rating: 5

Feels good

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

They feel fast and look good. Less durability and less puncture protection than my other tires, so they're not an economical choice for, like, winter base miles in bad weather. But if you're looking for a supple, fast tire for your hardest efforts, you won't be disappointed here.

>Rating: 4

The Best Riding Road Bike Tire Available

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
26c
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

Preface: I have limited experience with this tire thus far (350mi as per Strava), but I can say without a shadow of a doubt, if you want the most comfortable road tire on the market, this is your tire. They look beautiful, ride supple, roll fast, and grip exceptionally well in the dry. I've been a little worried about puncture protection after reading many negative reviews online but haven't had a flat yet running Vittoria Latex tubes - and on that note, if you're running these tires w/ Butyl tubes, you're wasting money... Get Latex or Tubolito and enjoy added puncture protection / reduced rolling resistance. I will end with the obvious, these tires aren't built to last 2,000+mi, and in all honestly, I'd be surprised if I get 1,250-1,500mi on the rough roads here in Houston - they are also a pain in the butt to keep clean - I'm about to apply a coat of polyurethane (and old CX Tubular trick) to keep them sealed better and kept clean. These definitely aren't for everyone - but if you're an enthusiast and notice subtle differences, enjoy them!

>Rating: 5

Best looking tires out there

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x26
Height
5` 9"
Weight
172 lbs

I've ridden through flats, hills good and bad roads. I have put over 300 miles on them and I have had no flats. I have done two races in them and they have worked just fine. not to mention they look great on my bike. I took a shot at them despite the reviews saying they get flats.

I've
>Rating: 4

Turbo cotton tire

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x26
Height
5` 10"
Weight
140 lbs

I’ve been using these tires for over a year and only a few flats. I’m pretty light at 140 pounds and ride fairly smooth fairly clean roads.

>Rating: 1

Beware of Flats

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I agree with the others. - these are great tires other than the constant flats. Flats seem to be especially prevalent in the fall when the roads accumulate debris from trees. Before switching to these tires I rarely got flats but now, I flat every other ride or so. I'll be switching to something else.

>Rating: 1

Flat

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Had these tires for two weeks and had three flats. I guess I’ve been lucky through twenty years of riding never had a flat before. Sidewalls started deteriorating after second ride. Less than 300 miles and in the garbage they go. Getting Conti 5000. Hope I have better luck.

you've never had a flat in 20 years?????!! I'm moving to your town immediately.

I agree with you. I never had a flat until I switched to these tires. Less than 200 miles in and pop. Also, the sidewall is falling apart. I wanted to believe the hype. Back to Conti 5000.

>Rating: 5

Awesome Raceday tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
5` 9"
Weight
155 lbs

Prolly best tire on the road, but made for racing. If you're using it everyday on the open road you will flat. These are light weight race tires. If you need something with flat prevention get the Gatorskins for training rides.

>Rating: 1

King of Flat

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
26
Height
5` 4"
Weight
165 lbs

Not a good tire at all. Price should have been $20, instead of $80. I changed to armadillo never had a flat tire since then.

If you're switching from Turbo Cotton to Armadillos, you're using them wrong. This is a race tire that is meant to be light and grippy and supple. An Armadillo is...wow...totally the opposite end of the spectrum.

>Rating: 5

Great Tire, some limitations

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x26
Height
5` 7"
Weight
145 lbs

These tires came with a Specialized S-Works Tarmac. I replaced the Specialized ultralight butyl tubes with Vittoria latex tubes. The ride is sublime with the same smoothness and grip of a latex tubular tire. However, these are ideally used on good pavement. There are very visible wear indicators that if observed, will provide a future warning for flats. I got about 1500 miles before replacement.

>Rating: 1

Specialized fan

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

My 2020 S-Works Tarmac came with the Turbo Cotton Tires. Look great. Ride great. In 6 months, I have had 10 flats. I even replaced the rear tire 4 months in to see if it would last. I had a flat 2 weeks in. Every small chard of invisible glass or sharp object flats these tires.

These are one of the best balances or comfort, weight and speed in a tire now. I ride the 700x26. I’ve had only a few flats in the past year. A pinch flat over a pothole when I probably didn’t have enough pressure, a big staple and a few others. And they wear reasonably well for me at 140lbs.

>Rating:

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