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by ASBikerfromA Solid TireI punctured a rear tire right before a long distance event. I needed a quick replacement at the right price, but one that would provide solid performance and be resistant to punctures. This tire already had good reviews and it hasn't disappointed me. I've ridden a few hundred miles so far with no issues, including several race and distance events. I haven't noticed any issues with rolling resistance.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 5out of5
by gthomerdogfromTRAININGI USE THE TIRE ON A TRAINER EXCLUSIVELY. THIS TIRE HAS THE BEST SIDE WALL DURABILITY I HAVE FOUND. TRAINING IS GENTLE ON TREAD BUT HELL ON SIDEWALLS.
I HAVE GONE FROM (DAILY USE) TO EATING A TIRE (AND TUBE) EVERY THREE MONTHS TO EVERY SIX WITH THIS TIRE. IT IS ALSO USER FRIENDLY WHEN SWAPPING OUT TIRES. TRAINER TIRES, WHILE CHEAPER, LOOK CHEAPER. CALL ME A GEARHEAD, BUT IT MATTERS TO ME. ADDITIONALLY A FAIRLY GOOD ROAD TIRE, BUT NOT MY FAVORITE. I LIKE CONTINENTALS IN PUBLIC. GT
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 5out of5
by Martin the DaddyfromGreat Tires, Especially at this PriceThese came standard on a mid-level, flat-bar road bike (2010 Giant Rapid-0), but I didn't know much about the Lithion2 beforehand.I put well over 2,000 miles on these tires, and had absolutely no problems. (I did have ONE flat, but that appeared to be due to a poorly installed or under-inflated tube - my fault.) In fact, these tires look like they'll easily go another 2,000 miles. At relatively high speeds (30-40mph), the tires feel great while cornering. I *once* pushed them to nearly 50mph on a mildly-twisty descent, and the tires were very confidence inspiring. I normally kept them right at about 100 PSI, and this seemed to be a good balance between ride comfort and low rolling resistance. I think that they are rated up to 116 PSI, which would, I think, give them a very high performance feel. Considering the price ([$]), ride quality, longevity, and the fact that they weigh a modest 230 grams, I would highly recommend these tires for training or racing on a tight budget.
Date published: 2011-08-16
Rated 5out of5
by SierracanonfromA Terrific ValueWhen my pricey Vredestein tires started to wear through to the casing, it was time to buy some new tires. Looked around at something new, and decided to give these a try. At the same time I switched from a 23c width to a 25c.
Shortly after putting them on, I did a 330 mile charity ride, and experienced no issues at all in four days. Love the feel of them, especially going over old crummy railroad tracks and Roubaix worthy roads. In combination with puncture liners, I have had NO flats since they were installed.
A very solid tire, and a great value for the $$.
Date published: 2012-05-27
Rated 4out of5
by hucfromDecent tiresWith a mid-range tire tire you are going to make compromises. Pros: These tire absorb bumps well and grip really well Cons: they have just OK rolling resistance and given the amount of stretch they gained after the first mounting (and the first mounting was a pain!) I am not convinced on the durability/longevity of these tires.
Having said that at about 250 miles I am very pleased with my purchase (I went with the 25cm). I was looking for a tire that would maximize my ride with less concern about durability and rolling resistance. When I saw these on sale I knew that I should pull the trigger.
These tires aren't the best out there (see continental 4000s with black chili), but they are an excellent value, and may be what you're looking for.
Date published: 2012-10-30
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