A few hundred miles into my first pair, I can say they are much better than the Fortezza SE. More pliable sidewall and much better cornering traction - they really do stick. I weigh 210 and am having no problems. Sidewalls have held up to a few good bumps. I thought they felt a little slow at first but my speeds have actually gone up a bit. Riding them at 110-120 PSI front and 120 rear. I hold back on 5 stars because I remember how good a great pair of Conti silk tubulars felt 20 years ago - that was five stars (or maybe six)!