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Anyone out there use Vredstien TriComps?(12 posts)

Anyone out there use Vredstien TriComps?look271
Sep 17, 2001 1:40 PM
Just got a shipment from totalcycling and I see that they're recommended air pressure is up to 145 psi! What do you use? I like to inflate up to the max, but geesh!
re: Anyone out there use Vredstien TriComps?jschrotz
Sep 17, 2001 1:50 PM
I'm currently riding the Tri-Comps. They can be a bit rough if you take them up all the way to 145psi. I've been riding them at 120-125 for the last couple of days, and it's been a much nicer ride. I was worried about getting pinch flats by running the lower psi, but haven't had any problems so far. They seem to last pretty well too. I've put in close to 1600 miles on them since May and haven't had a single flat. So far I've been really happy with them.
Sep 17, 2001 2:18 PM
How much do you weigh? I was thinking of going to 130-135psi-I weigh 185.
re: Thanks!jschrotz
Sep 17, 2001 2:41 PM
148 and dropping (I hope).
Me too (the dropping part)nmlook271
Sep 17, 2001 2:44 PM
Got 'emAtombomber
Sep 17, 2001 4:07 PM
I ride at about 140-145psi. 225 lbs though. I find that the ride is firm, but not uncomfortable (the OCLV frame). High pressure = low rolling resistance = less effort. I was using regular Fortezas for a long while, and recently changed to the Tri Comps. The center band of rubber seems to be much more durable and resistant to wear.

Enjoy the tires.
re: Anyone out there use Vredstien TriComps?tr
Sep 17, 2001 5:27 PM
I use them and ride them at 120 to 125. Been riding these for about 4 years.
Dog Breath uses them.Dog Breath
Sep 17, 2001 9:01 PM
I run them at 130. Never had a pinch flat.

Only one flat so far this year. If you check them often for imbedded debris, flats probably will not be an issue.
My experience has been when I rec'd a number of flats in sucession it was time to change the tire.

They are easy to fit to the rim, (esp. compared to Michelin), but do not blow off. Much more durable than Conti Grand Pricks.
Yep ... 145pmf1
Sep 18, 2001 4:04 AM
You can inflate them that high, but they feel like riding on rails when you do.

I've used these tires periodically since they came out in one ugly color. They wear well and have a nice ride. The only drawback is they start shedding strings near the side wall after about 1000 miles or so. It has no effect on wear or performance, but its kind of annoying because you're always yanking them off. Framkly, I prefer Michelin Axial Pro, but Vreds are pretty good tires and you have to love all the colors they come in.
Sep 18, 2001 5:17 AM
I weight about 155. I never had a pinch flat riding these, and they felt real nice at lower pressures. I used the regular fortezza tires, and they seemed to last about 1000 miles before I'd have lots of little tire cuts. I found I got more tire cuts if I ran a higher PSI. I don't know if anyone else has had that situation before. I used 700x23 size, if that helps.

Good luck!

re: Anyone out there use Vredstien TriComps?Turtleherder
Sep 18, 2001 7:04 AM
Have a pair on now after recommendation from brother in law. I inflate them to 145 psi and think they ride firm but fine. I weigh 160 lbs. They handle very well and I have had only one fl_t in 1800 miles (won't say the word out loud and jinx it).
Thanks everyone!look271
Sep 18, 2001 12:32 PM
Put them on today, inflated to 140, and away I went. Nice ride, a little firmer than my Specialized Team Turbos (don't buy these tires-they s#$k) They did mount really easily and seemed to roll easy, too. Good cornering. Now I hope they last a while!