Specialized All Condition Pro Tires - Clincher

3.05/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $42.00

Product Description

  • Our All Condition road tire does absolutely everything well, making it one of the best multi-condition tires available anywhere. The lightweight siped tread blends all-weather traction and our Dual Radius Tread design with exceptional wear and puncture resistance, without sacrificing rolling resistance.
  • Casing: 120 TPI
  • Compound Center: 70a
  • Compound Shoulder: 60a
  • Bead: Aramid
  • Flat Protection: Flak Jacket
  • DRT design for low rolling resistance and great cornering
  • PSI: 115-125

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tim a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2013

    Strengths:    Quick, high pressure, really pretty good for punctures, not a nightmare to get on, last a long time.

    Weaknesses:    Heavier than Gatorskins. Less flex than Gatorskins so a harder ride.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am also surprised a the negative reviews on here. I have used these tyres for years, having tried Gatorskins (too flimsy for london roads) and Schwalbe Marathon 1.25 (too fat, too heavy but a great tyre) when I could not get hold of the Sp tyres. They hold up really well, for about 4000 miles. When they go bad, they go bad really quickly, the surface rubber dimples and becomes soft and then the punctures start. I would warrant that a lot of these reviews are from people who are running them under pressure. They need to be above 95psi and have a max of 125. As I said, I have run these for maybe ten years and never had any manufacturing problems or early flats apart from a nail that nothing would have stopped

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    Favorite Ride:   Spanish mtb trails

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Sp Store Covent Gard

    Similar Products Used:   Vredstien S-Licks 1.35 (awesome butdont don't come in 1")
    Conti UltraGatorSkins 26 x 1
    Sp Fatboy 1.125 (awful)
    Schwalbe Marathon 1.3 (bombproof but big and heavy)

    Bike Setup:   96 Specialzed Rockhopper, MAvic 717 onto Hope XC hubs, XT Hollowtech II cranks, XT Vbrakes, XTR rear mech

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Karl

    Date Reviewed: September 6, 2012

    Strengths:    best rolling restance I have found for a 26" tire

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    I live in Lake co. ca. The roads are wicked, and the drivers are worse. For me , I ride a old works hard tail. Went to this tire because I found a set in 26"x1.0. I love them so far. They are a vacume for gravel for sure, but I love the way they roll. I ride about a 100 miles a week, so I will let you know how they behave.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mark Hartman

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2012

    Strengths:    Strong inner jacket

    Weaknesses:    Wear out very quickly. Accumulate gashes surprisingly easily. Tacky objects cling to tire.

    Bottom Line:   
    A tire definitely not up to Specialized standards. These came on a new '11 Roubaix Expert. Most annoying thing is that the outside is so soft it picks up small rocks that get embedded in the rubber -- you can't ride these on suburban roads where you can expect to find those small asphalt chunks or you'll quickly feel as though you're riding on gravel. I had to get off the bike every few miles and clear them away or they wear down into the rubber. Wore out the back in 750 miles or so. And I only weigh 165 lbs....don't want to see how fast these wear on a larger individual! Will replace with something better...

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by gtrain55

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2012

    Strengths:    Easy to put onto rim
    Good ride

    Weaknesses:    Durability
    Flak Jacket problems
    Soft rubber

    Bottom Line:   
    This tire rides just fine, nothing noteworthy about the ride and I liked that it was easy to put on the rim. I just did a century ride on these tires and on the 85th mile I got a huge gash on my back tire. I replaced my tube with a new tube and rode the rest of the distance without any problems. After getting back from the ride I have had two flats within a week (after a total of 30 miles) that have occurred on the same spot on the tire. Upon further inspection I have found that it is the flak jacket that has actually turned out to be the weakness of the tire. It seems to be a sort of metallic material that provides a rough surface for the tube to sit on if one gets a big enough gash and it ends up doing more harm than good. I have not had any less flats with the flak jacket than on my tires without the jacket. My sidewall also began to deteriorate after about 500 miles. I am going to retire the tire after about 1000 miles which is a very mediocre lifespan for a tire. I am going to go for a tire with a more sturdy rubber as the soft rubber of the Specialized tire is like a magnet for all things sharp, I have garnered a nice collection of small pebbles and the like.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Caz R

    Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012

    Strengths:    Fairly easy to get on/off the wheel rim

    Weaknesses:    Pick up grit/small stones, rolling resistance seems higher than I expected.

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires came with my new road bike. I inflate the tires to 120psi (middle of the recommended range). When riding in groups, while my companions coast down hills, I have to peddle to keep up! I have ridden around 450 miles on them. I often have to pull small stones out of the rubber when out for a ride, but no punctures until this weekend: I got a blowout & 1" slash through the rear tire and had to condemn it. Could not identify what caused the damage. After rest stops, I always inspect my tires carefully before continuing and keep my bike indoors between rides. Looking for some new tires with less rolling resistance now.

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