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    Any thoughts on the Vredestein Volante TriComp Road Tire?

    I was thinking of picking up a pair, since they're nearly on clearance at Nashbar. Anyone have experience with them? Do they last a while? I'd like to put about 2000- 3000 miles on it without worrying about going over a pebble and getting a hole in them. I like that you can really pump them up with a lot of air- that's what I'm looking for! And I'd like a tire with reduced rolling resistance.

    Thanks!

    Koffee

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    Zonks!

    Thanks for the heads up. I almost bought it. I think I'll just check out the Michelin tires instead...

    Koffee

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    Koffee, I don't know much about the Volante TriComps, but I recently retired my Fortezza TriComps after 4,000 miles and only one puncture. In fact, I liked the Fortezza TriComps so much that I bought a pair of Vredestein Fortezza SEs from Performance (Nashbar's sister company).

    I wouldn't pay too much attention to tire reviews on roadbikereview.com. From what I've seen disgruntled tire customers are the vast majority of posters on tire reviews, regardless of brand.

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    Just to be fair, the fortezza tricomps got much better reviews than the volante.

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    Michelin Carbons are good, long-lasting tires.
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

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    Yeah, but they just don't have it in my color. (powder blue or dark blue)

    But I still search for a good, solid Michelin tire.

    Koffee

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    Hehe still choosing your tires by color, Koffee?

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    Not necessarily by color. Color is second, but long lasting durability comes first. I just want to match, that's all. Nothing wrong with that. I am actually holding out until I get to Interbike, but if I see something in the meantime, I ain't stupid. I'm going to buy it while it's on sale! Don't hate the player... hate the game!

    Koffee

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    Cute, performance has some blue ones on sale.
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5420
    I believe it's even cheaper if you're a member, and I checked my LBS, one retails them for $60 EACH or $110 for a pair, the other is $100 a pair and $60 each.
    I bought a pair using my membership for $35.

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    Cool. I'm going to order them. They look like a deal, and with my performance membership and the coupon I'll get from the hot deals, I should be able to pick them up cheap.

    Thanks!

    Koffee

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