Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps



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Mtoverton

Guest
I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp tires
this season on my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron Man tires
last year and liked them but thought I'd try something
different. I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps may have
less rolling resistance than the Michelins and they max out
at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the Michelins. A riding
partner of mine claims that he has heard that I will only
get 800 to 1000 miles out of the Vredsteins where as I have
2000 on the Michelins (they are in need of replacement).
Does anybody have any experience with the Vredstein Fortezza
Tri Comps out there on the road? Michael O.
 
R

Ronald

Guest
> replacement). Does anybody have any experience with the
> Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps out there on the road?
> Michael O.

http://www.roadbikereview.com/Tires-
Clincher/Vredestein,Fortezza,TriComp/PRD_33192_2489crx.aspx

"mtoverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> tires this season
on
> my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron Man tires last year
> and liked them but thought I'd try something different.
> I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps may have less
> rolling resistance than the Michelins and they max out
> at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the Michelins. A
> riding partner of mine
claims
> that he has heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles
> out of the Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the
> Michelins (they are in need of replacement). Does anybody
> have any experience with the Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps
> out there on the road? Michael O.
 
J

Jay Hill

Guest
mtoverton wrote:
> they max out at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the
> Michelins.

I don't think you should consider this a factor. It's been
pointed out repeatedly in this newsgroup that above about
120 psi, rolling resistence doesn't decrease. Your comfort
and bike handling just get worse.
 
K

Ken

Guest
"mtoverton" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:
> I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps may have less
> rolling resistance than the Michelins and they max out at
> a psi about 25 lbs greater than the Michelins. A riding
> partner of mine claims that he has heard that I will only
> get 800 to 1000 miles out of the Vredsteins where as I
> have 2000 on the Michelins

Unless you're doing a time trial on smooth roads, maxing out
your pressure doesn't make sense. If you keep your tires at
the max all the time, you may get only 1000 miles.
 
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Mark

Guest
Here's my $0.02- I have used tricomps for the last 3
years. I usually run them at about 125 psi and typically
get 2000 - 2500 miles out of them. They were originally
made in Holland, but now production is somewhere in Asia
as far as I know.

mtoverton wrote:
> I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> tires this season on my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron
> Man tires last year and liked them but thought I'd try
> something different. I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps
> may have less rolling resistance than the Michelins and
> they max out at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the
> Michelins. A riding partner of mine claims that he has
> heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles out of the
> Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the Michelins (they are
> in need of replacement). Does anybody have any experience
> with the Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps out there on the
> road? Michael O.
 
M

Mark

Guest
Here's my $0.02- I have used tricomps for the last 3
years. I usually run them at about 125 psi and typically
get 2000 - 2500 miles out of them. They were originally
made in Holland, but now production is somewhere in Asia
as far as I know.

mtoverton wrote:
> I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> tires this season on my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron
> Man tires last year and liked them but thought I'd try
> something different. I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps
> may have less rolling resistance than the Michelins and
> they max out at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the
> Michelins. A riding partner of mine claims that he has
> heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles out of the
> Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the Michelins (they are
> in need of replacement). Does anybody have any experience
> with the Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps out there on the
> road? Michael O.
 
M

Mark

Guest
Here's my $0.02- I have used tricomps for the last 3
years. I usually run them at about 125 psi and typically
get 2000 - 2500 miles out of them. They were originally
made in Holland, but now production is somewhere in Asia
as far as I know.

mtoverton wrote:
> I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> tires this season on my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron
> Man tires last year and liked them but thought I'd try
> something different. I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps
> may have less rolling resistance than the Michelins and
> they max out at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the
> Michelins. A riding partner of mine claims that he has
> heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles out of the
> Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the Michelins (they are
> in need of replacement). Does anybody have any experience
> with the Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps out there on the
> road? Michael O.
 
P

Peter Vesel

Guest
I found them fairly heavy, hard to get on and off, and
punctured easily and the rear wore out faster than other
training tyres I've used I like the Veloflex (Pave)
tyres better.

Just my opinion

Peter

"Mark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Here's my $0.02- I have used tricomps for the last 3
> years. I usually run them at about 125 psi and typically
> get 2000 - 2500 miles out of them. They were originally
> made in Holland, but now production is somewhere in Asia
> as far as I know.
>
> mtoverton wrote:
> > I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> > tires this season
on
> > my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron Man tires last year
> > and liked them
but
> > thought I'd try something different. I suspect that the
> > Fortezza Tri
Comps
> > may have less rolling resistance than the Michelins and
> > they max out at
a
> > psi about 25 lbs greater than the Michelins. A riding
> > partner of mine
claims
> > that he has heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles
> > out of the Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the
> > Michelins (they are in need of replacement). Does
> > anybody have any experience with the Vredstein
Fortezza
> > Tri Comps out there on the road? Michael O.
> >
 
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K

Guest
"mtoverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> tires this season
on
> my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron Man tires last year
> and liked them but thought I'd try something different.
> I suspect that the Fortezza Tri Comps may have less
> rolling resistance than the Michelins and they max out
> at a psi about 25 lbs greater than the Michelins. A
> riding partner of mine
claims
> that he has heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles
> out of the Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the
> Michelins (they are in need of replacement). Does anybody
> have any experience with the Vredstein Fortezza Tri Comps
> out there on the road? Michael O.
>
I went the opposite direction from you. I rode Tricomps for
years and loved the ride> But got I tired of the threads
always unraveling from the sidewall bead. This was a real
problem in Seattle where they got wet all the time. I like
the Michelin ProRace or Ironman tires just as much and don't
have this problem. Also, I've heard the Tricomps changed
since production started in Asia.

Kendall
 
M

Mtoverton

Guest
Yeah the Asian production aspect of Vreds has me a bit concerned about
quality control. I don't have any issues with the Ironmans, just thought I
might try something different. I'll probably stick with what I know works
well after the feedback from this group. Too many comments on troubles with
the sidewalls on the Tricomps, from bubbles to plain old cosmetic issues.
mto
"K" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
> "mtoverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > I am considering runnning Vredsteins Fortezza Tri Comp
> > tires this season
> on
> > my road bike. I ran Michelins Iron Man tires last year
> > and liked them
but
> > thought I'd try something different. I suspect that the
> > Fortezza Tri
Comps
> > may have less rolling resistance than the Michelins and
> > they max out at
a
> > psi about 25 lbs greater than the Michelins. A riding
> > partner of mine
> claims
> > that he has heard that I will only get 800 to 1000 miles
> > out of the Vredsteins where as I have 2000 on the
> > Michelins (they are in need of replacement). Does
> > anybody have any experience with the Vredstein
Fortezza
> > Tri Comps out there on the road? Michael O.
> >
> I went the opposite direction from you. I rode Tricomps
> for years and
loved
> the ride> But got I tired of the threads always unraveling
> from the sidewall bead. This was a real problem in Seattle
> where they got wet all the time. I like the Michelin
> ProRace or Ironman tires just as much and don't have this
> problem. Also, I've heard the Tricomps changed since
> production started in Asia.
>
> Kendall