|Scoop on Clement San Remo tires||mr tornado head|
Jul 28, 2001 1:34 PM
|YEah, like most of you, saw 'em in the Nashbar catalog. Thought it may be a good deal. Anyone have any expierence with 'em?
|I've got some miles on them||DMoore|
Jul 29, 2001 3:09 PM
|I have a pair, and liked them enough to scoop up another pair from Nashbar. I'd guess I have about 1000 miles on the pair. The tire is about 230 gr. and rides very well. Nice smooth, supple ride and corners well. A little less lively, but definitely seem more durable and flat resistant that the Veloflex Pave', my favorite clincher. They feel very comparable to Vittoria CX Open's I've ridden in the past. Durability seems good. At 1K miles, the front tire is fine, rear tire is wearing through the tread in the center of the tire. I'm 170# (down from 198# in March) and ride at 120 psi, if that matters. |
Buy a pair from Nashbar and they knock the price even lower; at $17 each they're a terrific deal. But watch out -- I ordered via web, and didn't get the discount for the pair. I had to call customer service to get the credit back on my card, which they did quickly.
|watch the hard cornering.||jw25|
Jul 30, 2001 6:40 AM
|I grabbed a Tourmalet (has the "all-weather" tread, but otherwise tha same tire) from Supergo, and for whatever boneheaded reason left it on for a race. Must have been too much "It's not the bike, it's the rider" propaganda, not to mention it was a 4/5. |
Anyway, I noticed some slippage on out of the saddle climbing, and had a nasty experience in a hard descending corner - lots of sideways skipping.
The tread rubber is quite hard, though, and I did inflate them close to the max (put in 105 psi). I'm 145 lbs, so perhaps that was it, but the tire's been consigned to the trainer pile, and I've learned to get softer, faster-wearing tires.