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Turbo Cotton

We're not afraid to say that our GRIPTON® compound is the best out there. And when combined with an ultra-supple 320 TPI cotton casing, you get a tire that's very special—you get the Turbo Cotton tire. Both materials stand for master craftsmanship, and they work in harmony to reflect our dedication to building the world's fastest tires. By bringing both of these materials together, we've created the best clincher tire out there. It provides a clear-cut performance advantage.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.2
  • 26 Reviews

Great

With latex tubes this is a fantastic feeling tire. Grippy and smooth ride. In terms of punctures, i have had one, due to a piece of metal wire that would have punctured any tire. I had many more flats on Corsa Controls. Yes they dont last long, but they are cotton race tires - you know that when you buy. I would prefer a lighter sidewall color (too yellow), but that's nitpicky. Best tire in my opinion. I use Veloflex as well for cost and look, but these feel better.


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Bear

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Too prone for punctures for me

Completed 5 rides on my s-works tarmac with these tyres which were supplied new with the bike. I have had 3 punctures on the last 2 rides and only just managed to limp home today with the help of another rider who lent me his pump after running out of CO2 cartridges due to 2 punctures just riding on the road. I love how these tyres roll and they look great but I have never experienced so many punctures while road riding - could i just have been unlucky?


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James

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I like the tires, and I wanted to like them even more, but..

I like the tires, and I wanted to like them even more, but they seem to have different puncture resistance. The first set I bought flatted every time out, this set has been rock solid, had one puncture that would have flattened any tire. Overall, the feel, grip. rolling resistance and comfort with Silca Latex tubes has been great. Gum walls have a nice look too...


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Tom

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Great tire

I was a little reluctant to buy these tires after reading some of the reviews but wanted to give them a try, so far so good. Getting flat tires is going to happen no matter what tire is on the bike. If you ride with the proper pressure each time you ride you should have no issues. It also matters how you ride, if you ride over stones on the road constantly you are bound to puncture, ride with some awareness and you will be fine. I wipe down the tires with a damp cloth after every ride to remove any tiny particles that are stuck on the tire so they are ready for the next ride. I have found out in the past by not doing this, any tiny stones or pebbles left on the tire will dig themselves into the tire eventually causing a puncture. This has practically eliminated any issues on the road during my rides. The tires ride smooth and take corners extremely well. I expect these tires to last about 3500 miles or so. I would definitely consider buying again.


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Mike

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AWESOME RIDE! (But ...)

I love these tires, especially on my S-Works Roubaix. A nice ride, grippy, fast, lightweight. However, after about 650 miles on them, had lots of flats; the tires just get too worn out and are prone to puncturing when it gets thinner. So, expect them to be an awesome ride, but not long-lasting. I'll probably use them for events only, then change them out. Went to a Conti 500 TL and love them for training and general riding. Will probably get the tubeless version of the Turbo Cotton for event use.


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Dr D.

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Great tire!

I have ridden my S-Works on this tire for 300 miles now And have had no issues. It is just fantastic. Very high quality product. Looks amazing. Rides super fast. Just awesome!


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Villi

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Great tyre love Cotton line look and Rolls well too.

Personal I ride mainly on roads and void bike paths, I only had one puncher since using these tyres on my Tarmac and Venge. I ridden 4000km's on these tyres.


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Maurice

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Good but too many flats

This came with my S-Works Tarmac and I love the look. It feels supple and fast as anything but I have had too many flats. It just doesn't give me the reassurance I need to be out for a few hours riding. Inevitably I will run out of repair options and have to call the team car (my wife)


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Captain B.

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I would not buy this product again

Used for hard rides on varying terrian 30to50 miles per ride multiple times a week. Get a flat every other week from a varietry of sources. I finally took the off after crashing on a turn as the black tire surface placed on the yellowish side wall started to unbond which caused my front tire to wash out. Not worth the flats or the risk of failure after about 4 to 5 months of use.


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Morgan R.

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I like the tires, and I wanted to like them even more, but..

I like these tires, and I wanted like them even more. They look and roll great, a little more road noise than the Conti GP5000's.. but... the puncture resistance is not there, tread area and sidewalls are durable to bumps/cracks/RR tracks but they so sticky that they pick up small pebbles and are puncture prone to small rocks and road debris. Overall I really like the look, ride, comfort, handling and speed... but you'll need to carry 2-3 extra tubes and a patch kit to make sure you get back home... ;-)


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Tom

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