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Vredestein Fortezza TriComp

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The Vredestein Fortezza TriComp tire is designed for speed and maximum control in all road racing conditions, wet or dry.

Vredestein's proven TriComp rubber compound ensures low rolling resistance and superior grip with three strategically placed rubber densities. They've also added Curve Control System® shoulder technology which specifically improves the tire's cornering traction in wet conditions.

A 120 TPI cotton/polyester casing offers a supple ride without giving up durability, and the Sportex Protection Layer® beneath the tread keeps keeps out sharp objects with minimal sacrifice in terms of weight or speed.

The Fortezza Tricomp is available in 700c x 23mm OR 25mm sizes (23-622 ISO) and various colors. Actual weight: 231 grams. Recommended inflation pressure: 115-145 PSI.

Weight: 231 grams

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Min Pressure: 115 PSI

Max Pressure: 145 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 120 TPI

Made in: Thailand 

Black/Black - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

Dark Gray/Light Gray - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

White/Black - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

Red/Gray - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

Yellow/Gray - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

Blue/Gray - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

Dark Orange/Light Orange 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

Red/Gray 700x25

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 

Max Pressure: 130 psi

Blue/Gray 700x25

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 

Max Pressure: 130 psi

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Reviewed 4/1/2009
by Mark (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Competitive Racer
Portland, Or, USA
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108 of 112 customers found this review helpful.
One of my favorite clinchers.

I think I've used just about every race tire we've got. This one is different. The Tricomp rubber layering gives this tire a really unique road feel. It's more like a 'foamy' feel than a 'balloony' feel, if that makes any sense at all. The final product is supple and grippy without being super thin or short-lived, making this a great racertrainer for the cyclist who doesn't want to change his tires every Monday morning after racing on Sunday.

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Reviewed 7/17/2014
by saustin
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Redmond, OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
good tire and great looking

I've been used to Rubino Pro III and these come in the same great color (yellow black). They seem to have a hard and durable center riding surface yet softer sidewalls than the Rubino, maybe a more comfortable ride? Long term durability unknown at this point, used the Rubinos for 2,500 usually.

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Reviewed 7/17/2014
by Mike
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North Logan, Utah
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My favorite tires

I love these tires. They give me great confidence when maneuvering corners, dodging gravel, and moving at crazy fast speeds. I even put them on my wife's bike too. I'll never ride another tire.

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Reviewed 7/7/2014
by Pumpkincycle
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SF, CA
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Good tyres-good price-ez to put on

I have a torn finger ligament which makes changing tyres hard-this one goes on nice and ez-even when first out of the box. Wear, traction and weight all good-I had one of two dozen with a tyre bead problem-otherwise made very well. Appreciate Bike Tyres Direct free shipping and speed in which they get product out.

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Reviewed 6/5/2014
by Dutch
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Upland, IN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Vredestein Fortezza TriComp's are the best tire for your money!

I ride easily 1-2 mph faster with these tires. Hardly any punctures and a soft smooth ride. Best tire for you money, I believe.

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Reviewed 5/12/2014
by Charlie Slowtwitch
New Jersey
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The only tire I use

Given the durability of the tire, its road characteristics in wet and dry, and the way it rolls it is my first preference. I can easily get 4000 miles out of a front tire and 2500 out of a rear. I weigh 200lbs and at one time I was a pretty good TTer. Sure there are more durable and flat resistant tires out there, but they don't go on sale and usually cost near triple what i can find this tire for.

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Reviewed 5/12/2014
by Steve
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Madison, WI
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
One of the best values in bike tires

In all the years of riding these tires I have yet to be disappointed. Fast and almost pothole proof.

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Reviewed 1/27/2014
by PJ VCR
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Chicago IL
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Just a fantastic tire for a fantastic price!

I am a 250 lbs clydesdale road cyclist. Of all the tires I have ridden this Tricomp has never disappointed. I ride an aluminum bike with carbon components so I need a very strong and durable tire, because of my size, but also one that offers some forgiveness from harsh roads. Although this tire gives a very smooth feel, with the high tpi, you can fine tune how much of the road you want to feel. This tire just rocks! In addition it comes in a 700x 25c version which works great for my new Hed Belgium C2 plus rear wheel. Oh yeah, noone seems to ever beat biketiresdirect.com prices... especially if you can become a gold member.

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Reviewed 4/6/2014
by J. Proctor
Front Range, Colorado
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
My favorite tire

145 lbs. of air pressure never felt so smooth. They roll fast and absorb bumbs well. 4000 miles and one flat from a thorn (& one from the rim strip moving to the side). These are my go to tires from now on.

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Reviewed 4/22/2014
by WILL BE-Indy
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Indianapolis, IN
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great comfortable tire that performs!!

NO FLATS! Fourth set of Tricomps, over 11,000 miles and NO FLATS! Im trying to push this set to 4,000 miles. I ride Mavic Kysrium SL's on an aluminum frame, and I'm relatively light, 165lbs. I ride back tire at 145psi, front 125psi. Great feel! I love these tires! I'm always helping my buddies change their flats.

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Reviewed 6/7/2014
by velowhiz
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Eugene
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Tread delaminated from core after about 800 miles

I have run about 3 sets of these tires before and they have performed fine, albeit a little rough riding compared to Michelin 4 and Continental. This rear tire came apart while the tread on the front was barely worn in. Maybe somebody at the factory screwed up but it cost me [$]. Not any more. Adios Vredestein.

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Thanks for your review. It sounds like you may have received a defective tire. Please get in touch with our customer service department at sales@biketiresdirect.com so we can help you out.

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Reviewed 4/6/2014
by Anonymous
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
would not buy again

i have been riding this tire for less then 5 months and the side walls are all cracked.

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Reviewed 2/20/2014
by Anonymous
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West Hartford, CT
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Excellent tire at a reasonable price

Have had very good luck with this tire. Inflates to 145 psi, however, I generally ride at about 120-125 psi which provides both comfort and confidence. Have been through about a dozen of these tires and have only had one snake bite

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Reviewed 1/3/2014
by wegillis
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La Mirada, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Sticky Confidence

I love descending curvey and twisty roads. Of all of the tires I have tried, the Verdestein Fortezza TriComps give me the most confidence to give my bike that little extra lean in the corners. They feel very supple and responsive.

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Reviewed 12/13/2013
by South Bay LA rider
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Redondo Beahc, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect blend of high performance and durability

I have been using this tire for the past 18 months. Love it. I am a competitive rider/racer in SoCal. Cannot recall flatting on them. Just a great all-rounder. I also stocked up on them when they were on sale. I think they are switching the name of this model going forward.

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Reviewed 12/13/2013
by Anonymous
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North Louisiana
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
25mm TriComp makes my bike a more comfortable ride and still low rolling resistance

Ok, I am a big guy and had been running the TriComp 23mm at about 140 lbs pressure to get a low rolling resistance. But I have a new bike that came with OEM Kenda 25mm tires that I promptly changed out to the Vrdestein Fortezza TriComp. WOW what a difference, these TriComps have very low rolling resistance even when I run now at 110psi and have a great comfortable ride. These TriComps rolled a lot easier than the OEM tires and at the 110psi, I feel much safer taking a fast tight corner. I have used the TriComp line for 7 years and these tires are great for me! I highly recommend them to my cycling friends.

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Reviewed 12/14/2013
by Benisaud
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near Seattle, Wa
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Been using VREDESTEIN tires for probably ten years now.

I usually ride around 9000 miles a year with satisfactory results. Three years ago or so I got a couple tires that were extremely hard to mount and re-mount, but lately that has not been the case. I also got a couple VREDESTEINS with the wire beads (from overseas and not from Bike Tires Direct) that rode with a kind of funny feel. Stick with the folding ones and you'll be OK.

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Reviewed 12/11/2013
by deebewhy
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san diego
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Don't do it quality has declined in the last 10 years - now about a 500 mile tire.

Sale price was good, and the Schwalbe Duranos were not on sale, so I took a chance on the TriComp, which I ran years ago with good results in terms of durability, puncture resistance, and performance. But times have changed these lost their curve completely in just a few rides - shape is flat and smooth (not good). Am going back to Schwalbe, which is like the sun to a candle compared to these short-lived Vredesteins.

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Reviewed 12/12/2013
by Richard
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Arizona
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Longer wear and less flats .

I seem to get longer wear and less flats with these tires than others that I have used in the past.

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Reviewed 10/28/2013
by Rhinotooth
Upstate New York
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Best tires I have ever ridden

These tires are fast and light, but still give a comfortable and compliant ride. Never jumpy or sketchy on fast descents, always hold their line on wet pavement, and last as well as any other top brand. I am a 210 lb rider and never worry about pinch flats or punctures on these bomb proof tires. The choice of colors was what attracted me, but the fell and durability is why I keep buying them

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