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Mario Cippolini Pro's

Old 11-27-03, 10:49 AM
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Mario Cippolini Pro's

I just replaced my axial Pro's. One of the complaints I had was the frequent flats. With all the advice here and the LBS, I settled on M. Cippolini Pro's with Armadillo technology. They are a bit heavy, but look nice. Has anyone had experience with these tires?
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I'm using them now. Have about 600 miles on them with 1 flat so far (and that was mostly my fault - wasn't paying attention and rode thru a patch of broken glass). I really love them. I used to ride the Armadillo Turbo Pros and I actually think these are a bit lighter than those, but they are probably heavier than most tires. I think they have a bit less rolling resistance than the turbo pros I was using. Also, Specialized says these new tires will last longer than the turbo pros. That was one complaint I had about the turbo pros, my rear tire only lasted about 1500 miles... and the front about double that. Plus I think these new tires look better.

But the ultimate bonus is the lower amount of flats you get. I talked to one of the guys at a LBS and he had never seen them, but after we talked about them for awhile he really thought they made a great training tire.
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I have a set on order from Specialized but are on back order. getting a good deal on them only reason why I ordered them! I heard a lot of good things about them plus they weight less than the Armadillo Turbo's. I am using the Armadillo Turbo pro's right now but I have the same complaint they seem to wear out to fast. I did get almost 2500 out of my rear tire but I rode it till the rubber was peeling off. Not a good thing.
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I have 2 sets of them, they are very lasting, the back one lasted 7000km and there is still life in it maybe another 2000km, I have moved the front one to the back and it has done another 2000km. MAybe I will get 12,000km out of that one.The Armadillo works as I had only a few puntures and now again I picked out glass bits embedded in it.
Michellin Pro Race feels better but only lasted around 3000kms.
I will put back the old tyre and see how much I can get out of it.
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Michellin Pro Race feels better but only lasted around 3000kms.
I have had the same mileage from my Pro Race tyres. I now have a Pro Race on the front for better grip, and a Conti GP3000 on the rear for better durability.

CHEERS.

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Originally Posted by netso
I...M. Cippolini Pro's with Armadillo technology. ...anyone had experience with these tires?
If these are the same as Specialised Armadillos then yes; started April '02 home-work 30 mile+ round trip, 3 punctures so far, 1 by 3/4" steel screw, one with steel nail, one ordinary (on the *first day* of a new tyre to replace a worn out one!). Used to average about 1 every 2-3 weeks....

Useless for racing, too heavy, completely dead.
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