Specialized Turbo Cotton Tires - Width Question..

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Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

seventyseven wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2024 7:20 pm
Yes they are referred to as "Hell of The North": https://www.specialized.com/ch/en/turbo ... 00018-1508
The Hell of the North version is a different tire with a different thread pattern:

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So I take it there is no Turbo Cotton (normal version) in higher than 26c.

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6fu
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by 6fu

If you want a similar tire but in 28 or 32 check out Veloflex Corsa evos, also made with 320tpi but a bit lighter. Same supple ride feel when paired with latex tubes and they come with protection strip near the bead that prevents carbon rims from cutting into cotton sidewalls.

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by andy4g63

Mocs123 wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:33 pm
I've been an avid Continental GP5000 fan but am thinking about trying a set of Turbo Cottons (with latex tubes). I'm trying to decide which size to buy. My wheels are 23mm internal and 30mm external, and I've been using 25c tires - that end up measuring 29mm on the wider rims. Does anyone have real world width measurements for Turbo Cotton's on a 23mm rim?
I have had the 28/Hell of the north/ mounted on LB AR 56-23int:30.5 ext and they measure a tad over 30mm,
Like 30.2-30.4, BUT definitely still hypothetically narrower than the rim, in my opinion the perfect match...

I know the AR 56 supposed to be 23-30, but mine are 30.5 mm as I said...

P.S. sorry for late reply, but my account was locked out and I couldn't post

mlee0916
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by mlee0916

frostorama wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:55 pm
An update to my earlier post. I have now moved onto 28mm Turbo Cottons (marketed as Hell of the North) on my Alpinist CLX's with 21mm rims. Infated to 60psi the 28mm TC's measure just under 30mm. I'm still running latex tubes and the ride is sublime.
How does it compare to the 26mm TC? Big difference? How's the puncture protection? Looking to do the same tire and wheel combo.

Thanks!

frostorama
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by frostorama

They feel better and are more comfortable as I have dropped the pressures (60f/65r psi) compared to the 26mm TC's. No punctures yet, though to be honest I've only had two punctures on the TC's over the last 3 years anyway.

I'm riding some pretty poor roads in the UK Cotswolds and I have to say the the combination of Aethos, Alpinist CLX, Hell of the North and latex tubes is hard to beat.

Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

Someone may have posted this previously, but in case not: The Turbo Cotton 26 mm measures exactly 28 mm on my Roval CLX II front and back wheels (21 mm internal width; 35 mm and 30.7 mm external width).

abonjour
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by abonjour

mlee0916 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2024 4:31 pm
frostorama wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:55 pm
An update to my earlier post. I have now moved onto 28mm Turbo Cottons (marketed as Hell of the North) on my Alpinist CLX's with 21mm rims. Infated to 60psi the 28mm TC's measure just under 30mm. I'm still running latex tubes and the ride is sublime.
How does it compare to the 26mm TC? Big difference? How's the puncture protection? Looking to do the same tire and wheel combo.

Thanks!
If you're interested I have a set of the 26's and a set of the 28's both on Hunt 44 aerodynicist wheels. I really cannot tell any difference other than (unsurprisingly) the 28s are slightly more comfortable when the road is rough and they look fractionally different. Speed wise they feel identical to me (BRR suggest the 28 is marginally slower)

Puncture wise, I am just lucky with punctures so take this for what it's worth... I have had one puncture in the last 10 years of riding, half of which have been on TC's, so they can't be that bad!

mlee0916
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by mlee0916

Thanks everyone for the replies!

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by wwnero

edit: nvm found answer in another thread

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