Vredestein Fortezza Senso All Weather $74.95
Vredestein created their Fortezza Senso All Weather Road Tire with top end, race day performance in mind. With exceptional grip under wet conditions, it is a go-to for early season criterium racing.
Just as with previous versions of their top of the line tires, Vredestein constructed the Senso All Weather with its proven TriComp rubber compound. This proprietary compound uses three different densities of rubber to maximize grip and minimize rolling resistance. The All Weather also takes advantage of Vredestein's experience with automotive tires by borrowing their AWS rubber technology for increased wet weather traction. For improved durability and ride quality, this race tire also incorporates the Curve Control System. Finally, to increase puncture resistance, a layer of polyamide was added under the center tread —this increases protection without weighing the tire down.
The Vredestein Fortezza Senso All Weather Road Tire is available in two sizes 700c x 23, and 700c x 25. It comes in four color choices: Anthracite/red, Anthracite/blue, Anthracite/anthracite, and Anthracite/white.
Reviews & Community
Probably becoming my favorite tire
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These may become my favorite tire after trying out the Vittoria Rubino Pro III Slicks, Michelin Pro4 Service Course, Continental GP4000 SII, and Veloflex Open Corsa tires.
I bought these in 700x25 sizes. Mounted on my 23mm rim, they measure about 27mm wide brand new, just a tad narrower compared to the GP4000 SII at 28mm.
Things I like:
- Great balance of road feel, puncture protection, and durability (mileage).
- Availability in different colors on both 700x23 and 700x25 (if that's your thing)
- Good handling in inclement weather and bad roads
I've managed to get about 4,200 miles on the front tire and 3600 miles on the rear tire -- the most I've managed to get out of the different tires I've tried. I decided to replace them preemptively without pushing it. There was some squaring and a lot of nicks, cuts, and bruising on the tread with some squaring, but nothing significant like significant wear of the material.
I'd definitely buy these again if they go on sale. They're a tad expensive at full retail of over $70, but at $30 they're a great deal.