Designed for the serious competitor or discerning enthusiast, this World-Class tire combines all of the innovations developed by Vrediestein to make one of the best clinchers on the market. Vredestien's exclusive double-overlapping casing gives a supple ride with excellent cornering feel, without feeling harsh at the recommended 145 psi.
At first glance the TriComp tread looks very similar to the Vittoria CX line of tires. The center strip has a tiny dot-matrix pattern made from high density compound while the side tread is a fine file tread pattern made from softer, lower durameter compounds. They grip like glue, but also roll with little to no resistance. The tread is applied to a 120tpi poly/cotton casing which is both supple and durable. The casing and tread combination is what give the TriComp the tubular-like feel on the road.
Under the tread is a Sportex Protection Layer. This helps prevents punctures by protecting the casing and is soft and flexible enough not to impede tire performance. Vrediestein's Curve Control System (CCS) improves the strength of the 'shoulders' of the tire which elevate the grip and resilience while cornering.
The TriComp is one of the best racing tires we sell. In short, it grips well, but rolls fast. It is handmade so you get consistent high quality with no deviation from one batch of tires to another. Plenty of colors to choose from or you can select all black.
These tires are awesome! I have used them for 3+ years on many bikes. I am used to getting 3,500 miles on a pair. My weight is 165 and these tires are excellent. I have tried others and these are the ticket for South Florida. I find them excellent for 100 mile plus rides. No problem! The color choices are super for matching my many bikes. I have watched many fellow riders suffer through different brands / styles and always appreciate that the Vredstein Fortezza Tricomps are there to keep me safe. Thanks for a trememdous product!
I have over 3,000 miles on these tires and reluctantly replaced them as I felt I could have gotten another 500 miles out of them... 1 flat that entire time and I think it was due to the rim. Well worth the price.
I have just removed my first pair of tri-comps after approx. 2500 miles. They are just so-so to me. I ride about 12 thou. yearly and go through maybe 5 sets of tires. I have been using Pro 2s only. I cant put my finger on it, but i just cant seem to like the Vredesteins as much. I ride in Florida 6 months of the year, and you better be ready for flats no matter what tires you ride.
This is the tire that Ive ran on the rear wheel for triathlon specific events. I like the idea of running high PSI (145) without having to risk the shortcomings of tubular tires. The Tricomp tire has yet to let me down and I would highly recommend this tire.
They are not tubulars but they are very good. I got about 2000+ miles out of the rear and the casing is now showing but they have been ridden on dirt roads extensively (Including descending on rocky dirt roads), through glass etc and only one pinch flat when I hit a curb. They corner better then the Conti GP 4000s. They roll well at high pressure but I tend to run them 90-100 for training. This is a performance tire that is good for durability. If you want a tire that is built like steel there are plenty out there and they will last forever. They will however ride like steel as well. I weigh 140lbs and race on tubulars.
I used Continental Grand Prixs for years, but switched to Vredesteins last year and havent looked back. Not only can you run them at high pressures for lower rolling resistance, they also corner amazingly well. Definitely a good crit tire. Another thing is they dont tend to beat you up as much as other tires do. They have a very supple and smooth ride to them.
Cycling since 71 these tires good race\training tires at 6ֵ/185 or 190 these are means tires 7500miles last yr on 4 sets of wheels on two bikes not 10 or 11 flats
Have used them for years and had nothing but good luck, rides much better than any other tire, long life and less sidewall cuts than Contis. Used 6 sets and have no desire to use anthing else. I was a Conti believer...no more. No tires noise under sprints or squishy feeling. Plus the high psi is nice plus. I weigh 222 and other tires do no ride as well or hold up.....
I dont know much about the durability of these tires because I dont weigh enough (Im 135lbs) or ride enough to wear any out. They are, however, the best tire Ive ever been on for cornering. I used to race countless criteriums on them and Ive never felt more confident on any other tire. I now live in the mountains and these are incredible for descending. They also provide a little more supple ride than Contis or Michelins. I also like the fact that I can get a clincher tire with more pounds of air pressure than my own body weight! Ive got other tubular wheels and these are the closest thing youll get to the tubular feel.
they do stick nicely to the road, durability is what youd expect from a "race-tire" so dont buy these for those long training rides. quality control could be better; like the above poster, i suffered from a bulge on a brand new set of these during a long ride and had to use the ol dollar-bill trick to get me home safely.
First set of Vredestein tires and they really dont live up to the ads. Excessive sidewall cracking and tread wear is the worst I have ever experienced. Performed fine for racing but very limited life. Less than 1000 miles and the rear is showing threads as well as tread separation. One has a bulge due to fabric tearing not apparently due to impact damage. Going back to Michelin PR or Continental.
Outstanding wear! Durable-shows very little after 1000-1500 miles, and NO FLATS! As a caveat however, I must say if you have Hed wheels, Hed does not recommend you use Vredestein or Vittoria. But if you dont have Heds, and you are looking for a great all-around tire, buy these.
These tires are GREAT. Ive used them all season for fast training and they have worked better than I expected. They handled both wet and dry conditions with no problems and their high air pressure is a plus for the over 200lb rider. After 2k plus miles they are still going strong. I hope the go on sale soon.
THESE TIRES FEEL SLOWER THAN THE MICHELIN AXIAL PROS I HAD BUT LET ME TELL YOU...WHAT THEY LOSE IN ROLLING RESISTANCE THEY MORE THAN DOUBLE IN HANDLING! STICKY! IF YOU ARE MEDIOCRE AT CORNERING THESE TIRES WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A PRO. 1000 MILES ON MY SET AND VERY LIITLE WEAR AND NO FLATS.
I weight 210lbs the tires work for me in all conditions and last longer. I have only one flat tire in a year. I bought two pair of tires that lasted all year.
I absolutely disagree with the above poster. I have found these tires to be unusually durable. I am certain that my experience with them as far as durability is concerned has been much better than with Michelin and Conti (the tires I used just prior to switching to vredestein). Moreover, their ride quality and cornering is very noticeably better than any other clincher Ive tried. These are unquestionably my favorite tires and have been for several years now. Ive been using these things for 5 years now, have been a serious rider with experience with innumerable different clinchers and tubulars, and have never been the least bit tempted to try anything else -- they were such a revelation when first tried them that I still doubt that id like anything else on market nearly as much.
These tires worked great for the first 500 miles I rode them for. Where I bought them from (not here) said they were racing/training tires, NOT! I must say these are excellent RACING TIRES ONLY! I would never buy a pair of these again! I just purchased a pair of Michelin Carbon tires and am quite pleased with those!