Vredestein Fortezza Quattro Tricomp Tires - Clincher

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $48.99

Product Description

Vredestein Quattro TriComp Folding Race Tire: The ultimate racing clincher. Vredestein?s exclusive double-overlapping casing gives a supple ride with excellent cornering feel, without feeling harsh at our recommended 145psi.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AJ a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2010

Weaknesses:    - Only 23c size.

Bottom Line:   
I've used several Vred models over the years - standard Fortezza, F. Tri-Comp, Pro tubular, Campo, Perfect Flex, S-Licks. All have been very good to excellent on various bikes & conditions.

The Quattro is no different. Typical great Vredestein road tire ride, handling, grip, low RR. But the Quattro IMO is even better than the Tri-Comp for wear and puncture resistance, given the 'Full Contact Protection'. The sidewalls hold up better to abuse than the Tri-Comp, yet the Quattro is still compliant and comfortable and you get the 3 rubber compounds like the Tri-Comp.

All that for $20-40./pair less than the TC and only about 10g. heavier per. To me it's a no brainer. I switched from the Tri-Comp to the Quattro in spring 2007 as my road clincher and haven't used another model since. No reason to.

If you do a lot of mileage for training or as a fast recreational rider and aren't concerned with blingy colors, this could be your tire.

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Favorite Ride:   The ones with no posers.

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Realcyclist.com

Similar Products Used:   As above. Also Conti, Michelin, Panaracer, Vittoria.

Bike Setup:   Columbus Zona steel, Chorus 10, Campy wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lee Joo Mong a Commuter

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2009

Strengths:    Over 8000km without a puncture by potholes/stones (include one off-road trip along mountain bike trial, done Audax with it). Getting noisy there after (could be tyre worn and audio alert for replacement). This could be a standard some others should maintain for their tire


Bottom Line:   
700 X 23C used. Excellent dry and wet road adhesion. Tough sidewalls (struggled out of gap-trap in tamac without damage). 1st 5000km installed as rear tyre, before switching it to the front wheel (Panaracer tyre replacement for Vittoria Rubino Pro, a little too slippery for front tyre)

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Favorite Ride:   Sight-seeing cum training

Purchased At:   previous owner as us

Similar Products Used:   VITTORIA RUBINO PRO

Bike Setup:   PEUGEOT PROFESSIOANL 600 (classic racing bike, not road bike: got two competitions Runners-up with it)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jean Claude a Commuter

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2009

Strengths:    rolling resistance
puncture resistant
very good on wet road
long life last
not heavy

Weaknesses:    Maybe less precise and comfortable than original Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp.

Bottom Line:   
I 'm used to Vred tires and I was curious to test their 4 seasons product "Quattro".
The tires are ugly , but their qualities are evident : low rolling resistance, comfort (even if "normal" fortezza tricomp do better) dynamic behaviour, great puncture resistance,very good on summer or winter roads.

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Favorite Ride:   Alps

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Conti 4000, Michelin Prorace, Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp, Vittoria Evo Cx

Bike Setup:   Merlin Extralight, Campy record excepted Mythic Carbon crankset, 3T less Stem and Bars, Neutron or Spinergy Xaero Wheels, San Marco Caymano Saddle (great saddle!)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hed.nck a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2009

Strengths:    Best combination of durability and ride quality I've found for daily riding.

Weaknesses:    Better ride quality and performance can be found in lighter, less durable tires.

Bottom Line:   
Very durable tread and sidewalls. OK, not the same sensation as a lighter weight race tire, but only 1 flat after 7,000 miles, and none since. Commute 24 miles/day rain/snow/shine and love to ride dirt roads. Tires are amazingly uncut after 7,500 miles of carefree riding, and still going strong.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   texascyclesport

Similar Products Used:   Vittoria, Continental, Veloflex, Specialized, Michelin

Bike Setup:   Look 585, DA triple, Race X Lite wheels

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