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Old 04-04-05, 10:03 PM   #1
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vredestein fortezzas

i know some of you guys run them and i couldn't be happier with mine. nashbar has them on sale right now:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=


sorry for not posting in the ebay/cl/catchall thread. i thought this would get lost in there.
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so the volantes are good and long-lasting? i put some on about two weeks ago and have been happy so far (after the initial squealing that the back one made while skidding). i love that you can get 'em up to 145psi. and i think they have more tread than the fortezzas.
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how are they for puncture protection?
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I've been riding the Volantes for several months and couldn't be happier. They seem to be tough. I haven't had any flats or punctures yet. (I don't have to deal with much glass on the street though.)
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How are these in relation to armadillos?
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ive got these... real nice... my rear is about worn and i would like to get some of those flashy Rivendell Speedblends but theyre oh so expensive;.probably will order fortezzas again
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so the volantes are good and long-lasting? i put some on about two weeks ago and have been happy so far (after the initial squealing that the back one made while skidding). i love that you can get 'em up to 145psi. and i think they have more tread than the fortezzas.
Make sure that your rim is able to take 145psi. Many are not .
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well you dont have to inflate them to 145, I never go higher than 120psi on my rear 110 on the front. but yeah good tires...thanks for the tip.
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Hi,
if you run a Fortezza at a sane pressure, the ride is wonderful.
You are less likely to get a flat, most tires last longer, it will be a teeny tiny bit faster, and you won't spend your time on a bumpy street saying bwahahrhahahDOHwoowoowoowo....
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I have them on three bikes. So far two flats in two years. A big staple and a nail, both stood up by the front and stuck in the rear. They wear pretty good and, as mentioned, if you run them around 110-120 they ride nice. They are quite a bit lighter than the Armidillos.
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