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I replaced two Vittoria Randonneur 32s with Session 28s. I had replaced Gatorskin 25mm with Vittoria Randonneur 32s because of some rear wheel issues (several cracks and a separation on my Velocity Synergy rear wheel) due to the heavier loads I carry on the commuter. However I was not happy with the much heavier tire and the drag caused by the lower inflation pressure, but wanted to protect my wheel rims (now Velocity Dyads)from failures. I got an excellent price on the Fyxation tires. The higher pressure on the Fyxation tires (120psi vs 70psi) and lighter weight makes these tires more responsive with much less drag that the Vittorias. They handle well and have excellent dry road traction. I have heard that they compare favorably to gatorskins in durability and handling. They certainly cost a lot less.
I have used gatorskins, and still do on my weekend touring bike, but have switched to others on my commuter. I think the Gatorskins are more grippy on deep turns, but I have had no traction issues on the Fyxations, although the sidewalls seem to have a harder compound. Others have reported that the Fyxation tires are durable and that they have excellent wet road traction. I have not yet verified either of these as I only have about 200 miles on them so far and our rainy season has not yet started. I am hoping that with the 28m width my rims will not be in danger.
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