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.
I've had mine for just above 3300 km now and i've had a flat tire just once. The back tire needs to be replaced due to wear but the front one still looks good. Can't say much bad about these and I will buy new ones of the same sort, just foldable instead.
Date Reviewed: April 29, 2013
Strengths: they were new
lots of tread
Weaknesses: wears easily
these tires came with my cannondale supersix. and after 3 rides of 35, 35, and 65 miles the back tire looked as if I skidded the entire way. but only the rear looked that bad, the front was ok. I didn't do any hard breaking, no sliding, no riding through glass or gravel but still ended up with a big rip in the tire and chunks missing in several spots. I'm putting my gators on it from my other bike. I went over 1500 miles on them on my caad 8 with no trouble at all.
Date Reviewed: July 22, 2012
Strengths: Handle relatively well I suppose
Weaknesses: Rolling resistance is high
Came stock on my new bike. First thing i noticed is the ridiculous amount of tread on the rolling surface. Rolling surfaces on road tires should be pretty smooth right? That much Tread should be for the sides. Anyway, I put maybe 1000 miles or less on these tires and my rear one blew out. Overall they are cheap and I would use them for a bit if you get a new bike but look to upgrade after not too long.
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: July 16, 2012
Strengths: Attractive font
Weaknesses: Prone to punctures
New bike came with these as standard. Punctured around 4 rides out of 5. Ran gator skins on my hybrid for commuting month after month with no concerns.
These came installed on my new Cannondale CAAD8. On my previous bike I hadn't had a blowout for more than a year using Vredestein Fortezza Quattro Tricomp and Gatorskins. I commute 20 miles a day and top up the tyres once a week to 90-100 psi. This month I had four punctures in three weeks, including two on the same -- sopping wet -- ride. I haven't noticed the loss of traction mentioned by other reviewers, perhaps I'm not a fast/strong enough rider.