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Anybody try the Schwalbe Stelvio tires?(3 posts)

Anybody try the Schwalbe Stelvio tires?Mel Erickson
Nov 28, 2003 11:41 AM
No reviews. I know their MB tires are fairly well respected. Anyone with experience using their road tires? Comments welcome.
Neo Pro Blizzardsboneman
Nov 28, 2003 11:59 AM
I've ridden them for the past 3 seasons. They're my preferred tire for general use. Reasonably light, better than most against glass which is the biggest problem where I live and excellent in the wet.

FWIW for clincher tires I've used Michelin Axial Pros, Pro Race, Vredstein Fortezza's, Conti GP 3000 and GP4, Armadillo's, etc.

The Neo Pro's been apparently discontinued. The Stelvio's a bit lighter and I think they dispensed with the kevlar belt. Extremely well made tires with consistent quality. They also currently market a front and rear combo, like Conti's recent effort.

Worth trying.
I have tried themNunzio
Dec 1, 2003 1:47 PM
I had a friend give me a new pair for helping him move, and rode them over a fall/winter, and into the following spring. Since they were "free", I had few expectations from them.

I was pretty happy with them. They were fairly durable, and I can't recall having a problem with flats.

I may not be the best source for feedback, because many of the subtleties of a tire's performance are transparent to me.

Most good tires seem to be about the same in terms of how they feel to me. I couldn't tell much difference between these and the Michelin Axial Pro's that I had on my other wheels at that time.

I hope this helps.