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I bought a set of these for a trip you Europe. I wanted a tubeless set up, so I could ride without worry of punctures out on roads; ones I might not be overly familiar with. I was able to seat the front with a regular hand pump on the 1st try, but the rear did not want to seat. I took it to the LBS, and two mechanics struggled with is for 25 32 minutes, but in the end, they did get it to seat -- perhaps an issue with my Mavic rim. After 700 miles in three weeks, climbing the likes of the Giau and Stelvio, plus riding a GF Il Lombardia, the tires have worked flawlessly. They are not the lightest tubeless setup, but they do a nice job of gripping on the hairpin corners. Overall,, a solid value from WBW.
These are my favorite road tires for daily riding & racing. Consistent tires; no flats in 2 sets of tires over 5 years. This is my 3rd set of them in maybe 8 years just due to the mileage I put them through. The only flats Iï¿½ve had were due to tube valve stem leaks & not the tires. Good grip on curves & downhills at speed. Iï¿½m not super aggressive on wet roads, but no sliding when raining. Used them for 11,000 feet of climbing/descending in Colorado with no concerns.
That are great tires. They are marked two different ways: 700x38c and 40x622. Mine definitely measured 40mm wide not 38. No big deal but the labeling is confusing, assume the larger size (40 vs 38).
This Victoria Airliner is one of the best things I've ever bought for my bike. I'm using the inserts since August 2022. I admit, it was a little chore to install it. But once I had it all together, and put the sealant in it was all smooth sailing after that. I still ride 200 miles a week and since I put the inserts in, I didn't get a puncture. I lowered the tire pressure by 5 pounds per wheel. I was afraid that the performance of the bike will decline. But I was wrong. The ride is now nice and smooth. I am an older rider. That's why I'm looking for a comfortable ride. I would recommend this Victoria Airliner to everybody, especially to older riders.