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Old 09-27-04, 07:21 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 09-27-04, 07:26 PM   #2
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http://www.roadbikereview.com/Tires-...4_2489crx.aspx
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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...

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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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Old 09-27-04, 09:31 PM   #6
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Michelin Carbons are good, long-lasting tires.
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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.

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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!

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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.

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