Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    rehabilitating timothyday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pa
    My Bikes
    Bianchi San Jose, BMC Streetfire, Bob Jackson Vigroelli
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Maxxis Re-Fuse : mini-review

    So the stock WTB (and following Michelin Transworld) tires on my San Jose sounded awful (like riding through ground beef) and felt sloppy. So I Bought a pair of Maxxis RE-Fuse (700x25) from my LBS in October. Installation was fairly easy into the stock Alex Solo rims. The re-fuses corner very well and have withstood all manner of broken glass and urban junk these streets have thrown at them. No flats and nothing stuck in what little tread they have. Most impressive so far has been how well they have handled the bit of snow and ice we got this week. While cars are skidding to a stop I'm able to maintain speed and corner confidently (though I did almost bite it after getting stuck in a MTB tire track left in the ice between a SEPTA bus and parked cars). I did let a little air out this morning to help the cause (down to 95 psi from the recommended max of 120), I'm not sure if it helped traction, but it did give a better workout on my way into work. So three months of use, no installation issues, no flats, great traction, relatively cheap.
    Timothy Day

    www.timothyday.com

  2. #2
    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    2,729
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i've used a pair of refuse's somewhat regularly (i have a lot of bikes to spread the love) for probably 4 years now. they are pretty awesome for the price.
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

    -Tim-
    www.velocipedebikeproject.org

  3. #3
    big ring MIN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    5,839
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much were they at the LBS?

  4. #4
    rehabilitating timothyday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pa
    My Bikes
    Bianchi San Jose, BMC Streetfire, Bob Jackson Vigroelli
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got them at Bell's for $26/ea.
    Timothy Day

    www.timothyday.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •