“I had the best setup. You really need to trust the tires. You need to know you can go full, full-gas into the corners. I trust the materials 100%.”
—Tony Martin, World Champion, 2013 UCI Time Trial World Championships
The S-Works Turbo sets the standard for how a performance road tire should perform. Fast, light, and supple, the Turbo exceeds the demands of competitive road riders. Extremely low rolling resistance and superior cornering traction lets you climb easily, descend quickly, and corner aggressively.
Casing: 220 TPI
Turbo 24 Compound: Gripton
Flat Protection: BlackBelt
700 x 24; psi 115-125; approximate weight 205g
700 x 26; psi 115-125; approximate weight 220g
Made in Racing
Made in Racing
Made in Racing isn’t just a tag line, it’s a fact. Pro Tour level
teams have big decisions to make in regards to equipment
choices. Because it’s the main contact point between the
rider and the road, the right tire choice is critical. A year
ago the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team and Tony Martin
found themselves flatting out of the Tour de France TT on a
prototype S-Works Turbo tire. The combination of a faulty rim
strip and new tire technology left us looking at how we could
overcome the setback with a better product. We learned
from this and responded with not just a better tire, but quite
possibly the best bicycle racing tire ever made.
What was Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s reaction to the new
compound? They can’t get enough of them. The riders have
put the tires through some of the worst weather the racing
calendar has seen and the result has been consistent wins
throughout the season.
A sprint specialist like Mark Cavendish needs a tire that can
deal with explosive power and deliver superb handling.
When Cav’s instincts kick in, he relies on the S-Works Turbo’s
extreme grip, which allows for sudden steering input at high
speeds and extreme lean angles. Cav scored his 100th win
(amongst others this season) on S-Works Turbo tubulars.
THE TIME TRIALER
To time trial at World Champion level like Tony Martin, the tire
must be the fastest out there. Tony turns to S-Works Turbo
tubulars and clinchers for their low rolling resistance and
safe handling so he can go top speed on all TT courses,
in all conditions in an efficient and economical manner.
The S-Works Turbos are reliable under extreme weather
conditions and feature second generation puncture
protection. Having already been proven in some of the
most punishing weather and toughest races out there
it’s no wonder it’s the tire of choice for Belgian hard man