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Item # VRE000B

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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.

  • Tri-Comp rubber
  • Polyamide puncture resistance

Tech Specs

Compound:
Tri-Comp
Size:
700 c x 23, 700 c x 25
Type:
clincher
Bead:
folding
Actual Weight:
Anthracite/Anthracite, 700c x 23mm: 225g; Anthracite/Anthracite, 700c x 25mm: 240g; Anthracite/Red, 700c x 25mm: 240g
Recommended Use:
cycling

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Hard to get a better combination ...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these expecting them to be the rough equivalent of the manufacturer's Tricomp tires I'd used in the past. I was using Veloflex Corsa's 25 mm tires at the time and as nifty as those tires rolled and cornered; they did get their shares of flats. I figured I'd give up some tpi and an ounce weight at the rim (I got these in 23mm) and deal with the decrease in feel in return for fewer punctures. The 'surprise' was how good these tires were. Really, other than a bit more audible rolling noise (if you're lucky enough to be riding somewhere that's dead quiet), I can't notice a difference in riding feel between the brands despite the tpi difference. The Vredestein's are easier to seat on the rim and, at least for me, grip better in corners. There are corners on certain descents that I'd lost my nerve on and was braking going into (just getting old), but the Senso's grip so well that as long as everything is clear and dry I feel confident enough to throw caution to the wind now and again.

Great All Around Tires

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the second season I've used these tires, and I can honestly say they have become my go-to tires. They wear well, are resistant to punctures, and grip really well in wet conditions. I don't race and I don't care much about rolling resistance, I just want a good tire that doesn't flat often, grips the road well and lasts a long time. If you value the same things I do, then you should try this tire out. I have used Continental, Vittoria and Michelin. They are all good tires but don't do it as well as Vredestein.

Avg. ride time: 8h 55m per week
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Easy mount and smooth...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

3 rides on this now so it's got about 140 miles. Doesn't show wear on the rear. Very smooth ride and I love how easy it was to put on (important to me when fixing flats, etc). Will keep buying this for a while...

Avg. ride time: 12h 17m per week
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Winter Trainer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Perfect tire for fall/winter training. No flats yet after 800 miles (knock on wood). Not exactly the lightest or most supple tire out there, but that's not it's bread and better. Loved them on rougher pavement or gravel roads for a durable stability that's not too harsh or hard feeling. Reliable, smooth and relatively inexpensive=great training tire.

Feels quick and durable.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rode the Honolulu Century Bike (100 mile course) on 9-27-15...no flat tires at all! Passed by many others with flats and it was tough conditions with gusty winds and ponding water from heavy rains. Used Conti Race 28 tubes making a light but dependable combination.
Now my 1st choice for tires.

Avg. ride time: 11h 35m per week
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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.

I personally would not ever put a used rear tyre on a front wheel- used front tyre on rear wheel, yes, then discard the old rear tyre, replace front tyre with new. Front tyre failure can have nasty consequences,especially on a fast descent. Hey Gino, some reviewer reckons the Senso has terrible rolling resistance,but what can you expect from a winter tyre eh?