|Performance Brand Tires||pilotpat|
Jun 5, 2001 6:36 AM
|Anybody have any experience with Performance's Forte or Forte Pro tires? I'm not Style Man, and can deal with sneers and chuckles because I don't show to the ride with a brand new set of Comp 3000's.
The riding I do in N Tx is over relatively glass-infested roads and I'm looking for a good puncture RESISTANT tire that will wear a while.
|re: Performance Brand Tires||keith m.|
Jun 5, 2001 7:37 AM
|They aren't the longest wearing tire, but occasionally you can find them (forte' kevlars) for $14.99 on their web site on sale. And at only 215 grams they are light for a kevlar tire. They do have good grip and a supple ride. I like them better than the Vittoria hsd twin treads I have on my bike right now.|
|re: Performance Brand Tires||SimpleGreen|
Jun 5, 2001 5:17 PM
|I just put a set of Forte kevlars on my bike. Bought them for 15 bucks each via internet (actually used the phone with performance).
After a couple of weeks and a few hundred miles, I like the way they ride. Not as supple as Vred Fortezza, but they are lighter and possibly more durable...time will tell. I've had one flat already from a large thorn that would've made it through any road race tire. they mounted easily (open pros), and i used only 1 lever to get them off to change the tube.
I weigh 155 and ride 700x23 @ 100-105 PSI and ride in glass infested Tucson.
Overall a good tire so far. I'll keep you posted.
|re: Performance Brand Tires||Randyf|
Jun 5, 2001 7:17 PM
|I've used the Forte Kevlar for the past 3 yrs., a set last about 1yr. I ride about 2500 mi/yr. 90% of my riding is commuting. I weigh 195 and carry a 20lb pack. It's my experience that these tires last longer and resist cuts better than Michelin Axial Pro,which I used to use and the Forte are cheaper.I usually swap the front and rear after about 1500 mi.,as the rear tire wears much faster. This spring they were on sale for $15. IMHO they are a great tire. Since you're not style man you might consider using "slime tubes" for flat protection. Someone recommended them to me and I tried one on the rear wheel, no flats on a wheel that has a slime tube in over 2 years. Just a thought.
|re: Performance Brand Tires||mr tornado head|
Jun 5, 2001 8:59 PM
|I echo everyone else's setiments. I just bought 'em from the net for $15 each, the Forte with the Kevlar belt. They are definitely worth the price, are quite supple and grip well. Better than my olde Conti's or Specializeds. My only regret is I didn't by a third when I placed the order and it seems a shame to mail order only 1 tire.
I've about 2-300 miles on 'em, ride 700 x 25's (lot of tar & gravel ship roads around here) at 95-100 lbs.
|re: Performance Brand Tires||G|
Jun 6, 2001 12:37 PM
|I use the non-kevlar Forte Pro. I have had no problems with them so far(500 miles on them). The solid black tire looks cool with my ti frame, but I really bought them because they were light and less expensive. I will buy again when these wear out.|| |