On those many occasions when our rides demand that durability trumps lightness, the Schwalbe Lugano Clincher Tire are a solid choice for our training wheels. None of us want to have to waste precious ride time fixing flats, and no one really wants to spend more than they absolutely have to in order to get a pair of training tires. The Lugano checks all the durability and price conscious boxes, while losing very little of the racing tire feel.The Lugano Tire corners better than you'd imagine, giving you the feel that you?ll have tons of grip no matter the road surface, and the diamond profile of the tread is perfect for dry and wet conditions. A puncture protection belt has been added into the casing so that you can ride through the nastiest patches of sand and road debris on your way to work or over highway overpasses on your training rides, and you'll have every confidence that the tire will make it through unscathed. Certainly, there are lighter clinchers out there, but at this price point, there are none better as the Lugano blends a healthy dose of performance in with its durability. The Schwalbe Lugano Clincher Tire is available in Black (700c x 20, x 23, x 25) and in Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow (700c x 23 only). It can be pumped up to between 85 and 110 PSI. Keeping the tire properly inflated will increase its effectiveness against punctures and extend the lifetime of the tread.
These tyres are the worst I have road due to the dangerous lack of grip. Lost the front in dry conditions but managed to save it but fell 3 days later in moist conditions in a slow speed corner. These tyres are unsafe.
Weaknesses: Came with Raleigh revinio3 3 bike that Ive been using for winter had noted on several occasions backend slipping. Fell this weekend cornering at slow speed bike went and very anxious as car right behind me. Bikebana and self left with scars. Definitely slinging these tires and changing for continental 4 season, wished I had changed them sooner...
Never purchase these if you want to continue experiencing pleasure of cycling..
Date Reviewed: January 22, 2015
Strengths: Seems durable so far 300 km
Weaknesses: very very poor traction in wet conditions
fell 3 times from synapse on moist conditions. My friend with me on a giant defy with stock tires that are mostly worn had no problem with traction in each of these three situations. Cannondale is highly irresponsible putting these tires on their bikes, even with such bad reviews . I honestly wish I had researched about the tires after my first fall and switched them out . Avoid at all costs
Date Reviewed: November 29, 2014
Weaknesses: Poor traction
Tires came stock on my Cannondale CAAD 10. Bit the dust the first day I rode the bike and now have a nice case of road rash due to these inadequate tires. A cyclist about 20 yards in front of me made the same turn, at the same speed without issue. I've also made the same turn, at the same speed under similar conditions on my other bike which rolls GatorSkins. These tires suck!!
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2014
Weaknesses: prone to puncture, not very handle-able
Came stock with my Cannondanle Synapse 6 (alu frame, carbon fork). These tires are crap. I had a front puncture within less than 100miles of light (commuter) riding on generally smooth streets (I weigh 155lbs), and moreover slipped out and fell over (luckily didn't get hurt) on a relatively easy 90-degree turn in dry weather at moderate speed (~9mph) due to the tire's shoddy grip. Avoid these like the plague! I'm waiting for them to wear down a bit more so that I can feel justified in upgrading to new tires (in the meantime I take my 90-degree street turns at a slow ~6mph to avoid eating further tarmac)...if I have another flat within the next ~50 miles I'll swap them out without patching.
I found a deal on Schwalbe Lugano 700 x 25C tires, I bought a few pairs for myself. And I found out the seller has 6 pairs left and they will sell them for $28 shipped via UPS Ground to the 48 states. I offered to set up a PayPal check out for the seller so they could be sold here instead of ebay. [ ... Read More »