Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Oregon City, OR
Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Evo Hi mod
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Would you sell them or try them out?
I'm at a crossroads and not sure if i wanna follow my gut.
The bike I bought from a local pro had a set of specialized mondo pro tires on them. I had never thought of using specialized so I figured I would be swapping them out shortly. I ended riding my specialized a thousand miles or so thinking i should probably start looking for a replacement set. I ended up buying a set of Vredestein Fortezza TriComps, which I had heard were a great road tire. I bought Within that time I have fallen in love with my specialized tires. Before this set, every set of tire I tried gave me constant flats. Every ride I went on, I would fear how long before I would hear that evil hisssss of air. I now have 2300 miles on this set of specialized without a single flat. I swear you could run over a chef's knife and it still wouldn't matter. Now that I have this confidence in my tires, I dont know if I want to try the vredestein. I have still heard nothing but GREAT reviews on this tri comp, but it is a race tire and it feels very similar to the vitorria rubino pro I used, which in my personal experience gave me nothing but flats on every single ride. I bought 2 Vredesteins for $109 and I'm thinking of putting them out on Craigslist and the forum for $90.
I have a couple people telling me to just try them out, but honestly with my budget I can't afford to have a tire that I will have to replace tubes or even the tire. The roads I ride on have LOTS of crap and lots of holes. My gut is telling me to sell them if I can and replace them with the specialized tire I have. What would you do?
BTW....if someone is intereseted in them, let me know.
Last edited by bianchi10; 06-10-11 at 07:17 PM.