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How do Specialized Turbo Cottons fare with potholes?

Old 06-17-19, 03:37 AM
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How do Specialized Turbo Cottons fare with potholes?

I have a chance to get some of these tires for very cheap, however I'd just be using them for daily riding.

Is there any reason I shouldn't other than flat protection? Will they have a higher likelihood to blowout going over rough roads?

I'm about 150lbs now and am generally a pretty careful rider but I do occasionally hit some really rough roads on a swift descent in the outskirts of SF
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I had a set on my race wheels and they are awesomely supple and fast, but they wear out fast. I don't think you're likely to have any blowouts, but they'll be vulnerable to nicks and cuts much sooner than a lot of other tires.
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