Supple and light, these feel great on an all day ride and accelerate like a performance tire. If i ride a wider tire i really notice the weight. No so with these. Much easier to mount on most rims than the Challenge Paris/Roubaix (which also perform well). I have not had a flat yet (600+ miles). Keep in mind, these are about 1/2 to 2/3 the weight of most 700x28 tires, so they will be livelier and probably faster than most while still being "tough enough" My only slight criticism of this tire is it is delivered a bit shaggy with lots of molding flash (hair?) compared to other tires in its price range. It's OK on a $20 tire, but at $50 I'd like to see a little nicer finish. In the end, it doesn't affect performance one bit and I'm a very happy user.
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A breakthough product for me
January 14, 2012
from Lodi, California
Year after year, my New Year's resolution was to give up tubular tires. This is the tire that permitted me to give up my beloved Vittoria Pave CGs. I use Mavic Open Pro CD ceramic rims and their width is fine with this tire. I'm 170 pounds and use 70 psi front, 85 psi rear with a short rear stay 61 cm frame, no panniers. If you just have to use up those tubulars, start by putting one of these on the front so you'll be safe after a flat.