8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
I used Continental Gatorskins in 700x25 for many years, and had 3-5 flats per year. The Gatorskins are very, very good tires, and are much lighter, and marginally faster than these... but since I switched to these tires, 700x32, about 2 or 3 years ago, I haven't had a single flat tire. Not one. These Vittoria Randonneur's are fatter, provide better comfort, more traction on sloppy wet surfaces, and they require less psi. To me, the important thing is that these tires have resisted every North Carolina pothole, glass shard, roofing tack, squirrel carcass bone and mystery-road-debris-chunk that I've hit since putting them on.
I'm a MUCH heavier rider than most - around 240lbs now, down from 345lbs, some eight or nine years ago. I'd say clydesdale, but that might be insulting to the clydesdales. These tires don't have any sidewall give, and I hate flat tires... Walking around in Sidis might make nice shaped calves, but it's no fun.
Considering everything - the cost, quality, comfort, longevity, and flatproofiness, I think these tires are not only the best tire out there - they are also a screaming bargain. I HIGHLY recommend them.
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