By recommendation of the staff here, I tried this tire and I have been most thankful I did. I've got over 3000 miles, they're wearing great-plenty of miles left-and I've only had ONE puncture (that was this crazy, big goat head thorn that would've punctured anything). Thanks, WBW!
Love these tires! I am 8 years car free and bike daily. They corner beautifully and have yet to allow a puncture. I got black because it was available in my size but LOVE the color options.
These tires are flashy/colorful. You will be lucky if they last a season. I bought a pair from LBS in April. Front one was frayed by late June. They replaced that one for 1/2. Back one lasted me til late July. I am an everyday cyclist & commuter which may be why they did not last, but the 60TPI (think thread count) is low. Also, once this tire goes, be prepared for flats. I once got 4 in a wk when they wore down.
The Rubino Pro III are $20 more per tire, but well worth it as they will last until next season.
Just purchased my third set of these tires. If you are looking for a road tire with color at moderate price this is the tire for you. These tires handle very well, have good puncture resistance and look great on the bike.
I ride about 150-200 miles per week at racetraining speeds. 17.5-20 mph. I ride in Southern California and there are tons of thorns and nasty things on the road. I was getting flats often. Switched from Hutchinson, to Continental to These tires. I bought cheapo tires from REI and felt the terrible rolling resistance. I can feel when a tire is holding me back. it is kind of like riding through water or on a carpet or something like that. These feel as good as my GP 4000, my sale price was 9 dollars and no flats in 2 months and have ridden over glass, thorns.
Not bad. Rolling resistance is good. I use 120 psi and these are the metal beads. Seem awesome to me. I bought 6.
i ride about 10000 miles per year and these are my tires of choice. I get 3-4000 miles on each rear and about 6-8000 miles on the front tires. strictly road riding. price to mileage can't be beat. with the kind of mileage I do, I can't afford a tire that wears out after 1000 miles - it would be almost cheaper to drive!!
I do hills a lot and the tire feels good and safe downhill. It is a little heavier that some others I used, but that means spending more money, and this is affordable to me, specially as much as I ride and go through tires.
This is a pretty solid training tire so far. I have previously ridden the Rubino Pro 3's (slick) and they were great until about 3,000 miles when they became extremely flat-prone, so I decided to gamble on these since they were so inexpensive. So far they've been solid - 0 flats in close to 1,000 miles. The tire itself doesn't show any of the cuts that the Pro 3's had after the same distance, although that could be due to the slick tread on the Pro 3's. I would give these 5 stars if they didn't feel so heavy.
Bought 28c tires for my Specialized Tarmac and love the feel. These tires are comfortable for tires with only 60 TPI and provide good grip in wet and dry conditions. So far I have only 500 miles on them but they seem to be holding up well. Unfortunately my rear tire received a nail puncture on an early ride however, once the nail was removed I could not locate the hole. Has not seemed to affect the reliability one bit. I will be getting more of these tires when the time comes. Great value, love the 28c width, they really absorb the rough roads from last winter.
I bought a set of these tires three years ago and they have held up to 1200 miles plus each year. I just replaced them this year. They are a good durable tire that has taken a lot of abuse from me. I've tried other brands and they only last a season.