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Vredestein Fortezza Road vs Michelin Axial Pro(6 posts)

Vredestein Fortezza Road vs Michelin Axial ProNoam
Dec 27, 2003 4:08 AM
Time to buy a new pair, I had both and liked both. Michelin feels hard and available in 20 section. Fortezza comes in 23 section only. I prefer the 20 section. Like it slim. please advise on technical merits only disregarding the price.

Noam
Neither. Veloflex Tires are better than both (NM)!davidxy
Dec 27, 2003 9:37 AM
re: Vredestein Fortezza Road vs Michelin Axial ProWoof the dog
Dec 27, 2003 10:17 AM
vredestein fortezza come in 20c as well. How can you say that it doesn't when 20c fortezza is literally plastered all over every tire-selling website.

Woof the dog.
re: Vredestein Fortezza Road vs Michelin Axial ProNoam
Dec 27, 2003 7:34 PM
Parker Intl. says not avaiable in 20c. It could be a decision made by the UK distributor.
re: Vredestein Fortezza Road vs Michelin Axial Proseyboro
Dec 27, 2003 4:24 PM
I share your feelings about the Michelins. I have not had great experiences with the Vredesteins, mainly because the were simply not round (although, in all fairness, they were Tricomps). There was always a bump somewhere and that translated into a small but noticeable "thump" on every tire I tried. Upon calling Vredestein, I learned that that was due to them being handmade. Hmmmmmmmm.
Vittorias have worked well, Veloflex Paves are outstanding (albeit not as durable) and Continental 4 seasons (if you don't mind the occasional piece of thread coming off the side wall), do the job as well.
Many miles on both, prefer Michelin Pro Race (nm)Al1943
Dec 28, 2003 12:04 PM