IRC Redstorm Street Kevlar Tires - Clincher

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00

Product Description

IRC Red Storm Street Kevlar Tire 700x23c

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sid a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2016

Strengths:    cost, but it is not worth it

Weaknesses:    Poor quality and durability

Bottom Line:   
This is the worst tire I have ever owned and I have been riding a bicycle for 55 years. I bought 4 of them on sale trying to save money, but I will never buy another. Only Twice in 55 years have I been stranded because of tire blowouts and both times I was using these tires. Today I was 23 miles from home when it blew and was able to use a dollar bill as a boot to get within a mile of the house before it blew again. The tire has a 4 inch split in it now (the tire had less than 1000 miles on it). I ride on average over 100 miles per week year around.

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Similar Products Used:   I have used all the major brands

Bike Setup:   Race style roadbike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Paul W.

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2013

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Bead is defective, many black strings hanging from tire onto brake track.

Bottom Line:   
I had about 100 on my set, and the bead on the front tire disintegrated on a 30 mph descent. I was about 15 miles into my club ride. A 10" section of the bead had been destroyed and shredded. I have never had this happen to a tire before. I ride with 110 lbs. of pressure. I have had good luck with IRC's before, but this is probably just another example of Chinese manufacturing. Back to Bontragers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kent Fossgreen

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2012

Strengths:    Good ride quality, durable, resistant to damage and flatting, CHEAP!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I've put a thousand miles on my first set of these tires, and they are hands down the best deal I've found. Their ride quality, longevity, and resistance to flats easily equals tires that cost twice as much or more. They seem pretty impervious to sidewall damage too--way better than several (much) more expensive tires I've ridden. They corner decently even on wet pavement, better than I expected for a slick tread tire. I don't know how they can do 120TPI and a folding bead at this price ($29.95/pair!) but I hope I'm not jinxing myself by posting this review.

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