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Tyres "For Racing Only"

GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
edited May 2015 in Road general
Checking over my tyres last night (they're fine, you'll be glad to know) I noticed the label says "for racing only". What can this possibly mean? If they're good enough for a stage of the Giro or the Paris-Roubaix, I'd imagine they're fine for my sub-30kph efforts. Can anyone enlighten me?
Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
XM-057 rigid 29er

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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,640
    It means they're designed to last about as long as an average race. If you're lucky.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,227
    which tyres?

    it could mean tyres that are very light, i.e. if you train on them you'll be using up a lot of tyres, but it might also be just marketing bs...
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  • cadseencadseen Posts: 170
    edited May 2015
    Interesting, never saw that on any tyres before. What were they ?
  • foggymikefoggymike Posts: 862
    Either marketing nonsense or they could have no puncture protection and/or less rubber to save weight and make them more supple (like conti supersonics).
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    sungod wrote:
    which tyres?

    Specialized Turbo. Lovely grippy tyres, by the way, so the rubber may be softer than most.
    Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
    XM-057 rigid 29er
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    Marketing guff. Feel free to ignore.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,716
    I was told those are a rebadged version of the latest Vittoria Diamante, with minor changes... expect short life and frequent punctures, otherwise fine
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    I was told those are a rebadged version of the latest Vittoria Diamante

    Didn't Specialized start out with imported Italian components? Maybe it's still a viable business model :lol:
    Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
    XM-057 rigid 29er
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,716
    Giraffoto wrote:
    I was told those are a rebadged version of the latest Vittoria Diamante

    Didn't Specialized start out with imported Italian components? Maybe it's still a viable business model :lol:

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  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Was it on this or another cycling forum , where someone was asking what 'Service Course' meant on Michelin ProRace tyres, and on being told it was because they were used by racing teams, he wanted to know if he'd be able to tell which team had used his tyres, seemed to think he was getting part-worn cast-offs which someone had used in a Tour stage...
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