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Mon chasseral / Torelli Torino review

Old 07-19-08, 10:21 AM
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Mon chasseral / Torelli Torino review

picked up a set of DT Swiss Mon Chasserals as a second wheelset and shod them with some Torelli Torinos. My previous setup was some Campy Zondas with Vittoria Rubino Pros (before that Open Corsas and PR2s)
initial impressions of the Mon Chasserals (1450s) after a couple hundred miles are very good. they are light, the rear wheel in particular is really light, and they spin up so quick. I wasn't sure how much i would notice a 200 gram difference, but it's definitely marked. Not as stiff and rigid feeling as the Zondas, they have a nice supple ride quality without feeling spongy or too flexy. Hubs roll really quiet compared to the campys and for cartidge bearings have very little drag.
The big surprise is the superb ride of the Torelli Torinos. 33$ a tire, handmade in italy, with a classic herringbone tread and gum walls. 240 tpi, they have a super grippy supple feel. they hook up much better than PR2s (although thats not saying a lot) and have a similiar road feel to the Open Corsas, but without the paper thin feel of the Vittorias. Time will tell but they seem more robust than the OC's and give me the impression they'll be far more durable. So far my favorite clincher yet. If you're looking for some new shoes for your rig, i'd strongly recommend giving them a shot.



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Old 07-21-08, 07:06 AM
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did 4 hours on these yesterday including some nasty mist dampened descents, and i just gotta say again, these tires RULE.
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Torelli rules. My Corsa Strada is the sweetest bike I've ever ridden.
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Very good tires. I just wish my LBS stocked the tan sidewalls.

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Damn good looking bike. Is that a brooks saddle?

Been eying the mon chasseral. Good to hear nice things about them.
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Thanks! Nope, it's a Selle Italia Flite Ti.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Very good tires. I just wish my LBS stocked the tan sidewalls.

It's all about the tan sidewall. Some rides just gotta have them. Try Gommitalia calypso's if you have not already. Very nice tire.

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Thanks! Nope, it's a Selle Italia Flite Ti.
He was talking about the San Marco on the look. I think
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Who carries these tires online?
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So what's the big difference between the mon chasserals and the regular 1450s? I was looking into them as my first wheel upgrade.

Speaking of the torinos... I do love riding these tires but I'm having some very strange behavior with the tubes exploding with these tires on. this is after they have been on for a bit and during or right after rides, with the psi in the 110-115 range... it's happened twice so far. Not sure what the deal is there...
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I'm not positive but I think the 1450s are double eyelet and Mon Chasserals are single eyelet. If that's the case the 1450's might be a better choice, since the weight is the same. Regardless, the Mon Chasserals are great wheels and a few thousand miles later I'm happy with them. If I were racing I'd go with something stiffer and more aero, but for a light weight/climbing clincher set up they're good.
Not sure whats up with the Torelli tube thing. I'm on a second set and have never punctured while riding either one (on rough French roads and a fair bit of pavé as well). My guess is bad luck with pinch flats.
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what is flat protection like? pr3's aren't great at this and i'm looking for something to replace them.
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Those look nice.
Seem like a more econo version with not only same vibe as the Vitt's, but also the Deda RS Corsas that I have been riding. Great tires too, with crazy-good grip, corner and road feel.

That said, I recently retired those after to way too many flats, usually from small limestone or other rock shards. Hope you fare better with those. The price seems right.
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LOVE THE SIDEWALLS WITH THAT BIKE. classy!
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