High quality race-inspired design
These are great! I’d rather speak facts than opinion and it’s too early to give a full life review but this is the best I can offer up here...
I fitted them very easily with just finger pressure (will be fine roadside, though no punctures yet). Seated and inflated to around 100 psi they measure 25mm high and 25.5mm wide (so true to side for 25 version). There’s no defects, they felt really supple but well made, as you’d expect of a cotton 320 tpi tyre of this type. The lack of rubber In the tread centre compared to other tyres is noticeable, and presumably this will impact durability. They seated really easily with no need to max out the pressure.
A simple friction test with an unmourned wheel showed night and day improvement over my old vittoria zaffiros. To ride on they really do feel great, much more comfortable, as you’d hope, and totally solved the sketchy feeling that the zaffiros had in cold damp winter conditions. I know theyre not an ideal choice for a winter tyre but the grip is there for me with these on.
- Road feel
- Light weight
- True to size
- Easy to fit
- Relatively thin tread and protection layer