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Fortezza and Tri comp tires(6 posts)

Fortezza and Tri comp tiresblw
Oct 18, 2003 8:46 AM
I have a couple of questions. What is the difference in the two?
What are the pros and cons of these tires as you have ridden them?
I have read the reviews but looking for some more feedback
Fortezza are black and Tri comps are in colorsbimini
Oct 18, 2003 11:34 AM
I believe otherwise they are the same tires. I have a pair of red Tricomps and am very happy with them. Run a little smaller than the Conti GP3000 and can be ran at higher pressure. The wear is a lot better than the GP3000 and personally I like the feel of the tire. It corners very well.

Next pair will be Tri Comps.
re: Fortezza and Tri comp tiresbrian n
Oct 18, 2003 11:35 AM
I have only ridden the plain jane fortezzas, and i like them very much. the tricomps have a softer rubber on the side, supposedly for better cornering. i've raced these for a season and never had a problem at all in cornering, so i doubt the tricomps are worth the extra money. they also are a lot flashier, so if thats your bag, hit it. overall, the fortezza's are one of my favorite tires, only slightly nudged out by veloflex paves (but these are more $$$).
I like the Fortezza's also..DINOSAUR
Oct 19, 2003 7:42 PM
As mentioned above, the Tri-Comps have 3 rubber compounds, using a softer rubber on the sidewall for cornering. I've used the Fortezza's and really like them, they seemed to wear like iron. You can find the Fortezza's for $29.95 per tire at BikeTiresDirect.com......I like the all black tire..
Love my Vredesteinstoomanybikes
Oct 18, 2003 1:56 PM
Tri-Comps on all road bikes - can run them at 145 pounds - very nice - corner well.

Campo Crosses on the CX bike, beautiful tires, run them soft on the rough stuff or hard on pavement.

Great tires.
Best advice I've gotten from the sitepitt83
Oct 18, 2003 5:09 PM
I used to have serious flatting issues. These are really tough tires. I ran over a headlight casing and didn't flat. I once had a cheap pair of Vrdensteins and thought they didn't wear well. The tricomps still look new after 1000mi. Love these.

Don't worry, the Kool Stop Salmons are on order. Next piece of advice followed!