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  1. #1
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    1984 Raleigh Kodiak Touring, 1992 Scott MTB, 2004 Fuji Touring
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    Just a head's up for you tightwads...

    Nashbar has the "Vittoria Randonneur Pro Touring Folding Tire" for $12.99. (normally $29.99)

    Specs:
    700x37
    Weight: 430g
    Thread count: 120tpi
    Folding tire-kevlar bead
    "Double Shielding" puncture protection
    Reflective sidewalls

    Couldn't find much info on these particular tires. It was written up favorably on the phred forum--lively road feel and strong/light combination. Seems that many high-end European trekking bikes come stock with these tires. If anybody has direct experience, please post.

    I bought 4 with the 10% coupon.
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

  2. #2
    Slow and unsteady
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    St Louis, MO
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    Bacchetta Agio, Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 520
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    I have the steel bead version. Over 2000 miles and no flats. Used for a 550 mile tour with no problems.

    At 550 grams (for steel bead) I don't think they fit into the "lively" category. The 430 gram version must be a little better.

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