i will echo the kudos for worldclasscycles (service and website).
i had a pair of FMB P-Rs see an early demise (tread delimitation), but they were a very sweet ride and were replaced promptly. based on other experience with FMB tires, i suspect this was an anomaly.
As for that delaminating PRP, maybe you can remove the latex appliqué, aquaseal the underlying sidewall, and just pretend it's the standard FMB Paris-Roubaix. Other than the sidewall latex, that's all the PRP is.
under what circumstances would you advise the PRP vs the regular P-R? a 700x25 PR is 280-285g on my scale. i have been thinking about a pair for use for something like the tour of the battenkill (http://www.tourofthebattenkill.com
) -- a mix of pavement + dirt & gravel, but no cobbles. i wonder if the extra protection of the PRPs would make any difference in such conditions. this would be offset by, presumably, extra weight and a bit less of a supple feel.
One note though: the latest FMBs from WCC are stamped "WORLD CLASS CYCLES", which I actually find really annoying.
agreed. i suppose it is advertising. i've noticed such stamps from other merchants on these tires. perhaps FMB offers this as a service to their retail partners. i prefer the simplicity of just the FMB logo.