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Vredestein
Gran Fondo TriComp

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The Gran Fondo is ready for the long haul, with an ideal blend of speed, traction, and hard-wearing durability.

Vredestein's proven TriComp rubber compound ensures low rolling resistance and superior grip with three strategically placed rubber densities. They've also added Curve Control System® shoulder technology which specifically improves the tire's cornering traction in wet conditions.

A 120 TPI cotton/polyester casing offers a supple ride without giving up durability, and the Sportex Protection Layer® beneath the tread keeps keeps out sharp objects with minimal sacrifice in terms of weight or speed.

The Gran Fondo Tricomp is available in 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO) and 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO). Actual weight: 226 grams (700c x 23mm). Recommended inflation pressure: 115-145 PSI.

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Weight: 231 grams

 

Weight: 231 grams

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

 

Min Pressure: 115 PSI

 

Max Pressure: 145 PSI

 

Threads Per Inch: 120 TPI

 

Made in: Thailand 

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A great all around tire. Lite and durable.
by Audiorider
Conway, Arkansas

So far, so good. For the price you get a tire that is durable enough to train on but also ready to race. These tires have a flatter center section so they don't give you as much of the initial wow factor but at the same time don't loose it like other tires do. I've only got about 500 miles on them but I've ridden some pretty bad sholders with plenty of debris and they're doing great. Anyway, glad I chose these. Nice to know that there are alternatives to the more mainstream and more expensive otions. Give these a chance and I think you'll be happysurprised.

Reviewed 9/13/2018
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Very happy with overall performance.
by Ray

These tires roll very well when recommended pressure is followed. They have a soft smooth ride even at 125 lbs & higher. Traction is fine. The only area that might be better would be wear in my opinion

Reviewed 10/5/2018
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These tires ride smooth and soft. They grip well and I am pleased with the purchase.
by Steve
Cycling Enthusiast
Caldwell Idaho

These tires are NICE there is nothing I can say I do not like about them. Over the years i have been through many different brands of tires over the years and A smooth ride with low rolling resistance seems to make a nice tire. Puncture resistance is also a plus.

Reviewed 8/10/2018
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O, A good training tire
by loon
Cycling Enthusiast
Las Vegas
2 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I've had a few sets of these tires. The latest set has about 500 miles on them, no flats as yet. The only problem I had was how they came from the factory. Both tires, on the sidewalls, had these little nipples about 3 apart all the way around the tire. They stuck out about a 14-12 an inch. I'm no speed demon but I'm sure created drag. I finally got fed up and took a pair of finger nail clippers and cut them off

Reviewed 7/18/2015
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Great
by Fran Rudy
Florida

Easy to put on, and very tough tire

Reviewed 7/16/2018
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Like these tires
by Monte
Daily Commuter
NW Corner &40WA&41

I only have a few hundred miles on them so far, but no problems yet. I like how easy they were put on my rims also.

Reviewed 7/8/2018
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I swear by these! They are robust, last a very long time, rarely get flats.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Massachusetts

I swear by these! They are robust, last a very long time, rarely get flats. They seem to last between 3500 and 4000 miles depending on road surface. Pretty comfortable at about 80 psi which is fine for a 150 lb rider.

Reviewed 7/9/2018
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This is my new long distance tire
by frquenttrvlr
Cycling Enthusiast
Suburban Maryland
19 of 22 customers found this review helpful.

I've used Vredestein Tri Comps (23 mm) on my Lemond Arrivee for several years and they are a great tire-fast and fairly durable with minimal flatting. So I bought a pair of the Grand Fondo's (25 mm)about a year and a half ago for commuting on my cross bike (20 miles each way) and they have been just what I needed. Durable (no flats despite all of the daily potholes, glass, and a mile long section on a packed, not paved, trail), and faster than the Michelon Krylions that I had on the bike before that. A perfect tire for someone with a long commute where both durability and speed is important.

Last month I took a week long, 550-mile commercial bike tour using my Trek Domane 5 series. I had a pair of 25 mm Conti GP4000's on there that were wearing down. I decided that the Grand Fondos might be perfect for the tour due to their durability and speed. The Grand Fondo's seemed just as fast as the Tri Comps, and in fact my average speed was virtually the same as with the GP4000's. The ride on the Grand Fondo's was cushier than the TriComps, but that could also be because the Domane gives a more forgiving ride than the Lemond. While I thought I was going to keep the Grand Fondos on the Domane only for the tour, they're still on there, and I really don't have any motivation to take them off.

When they are on sale, unless you are looking for a tire for racing (in which case you might want a more specifically manufactured race tire), I would not hesitate to buy these tires.

Reviewed 9/4/2014
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I've ridden Vredesteins for years and will be riding them for years to come, they cannot be beat.
by DeepSouthCyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.

I'm no professional racer, and at present don't train as frequently as I'd like (fyi always check the bike scene well before you move!), but I've raced, I've commuted, and I still do ride. All of that's irrelevant really except for the fact that over the last 12 years or so of road riding, I've used a few other well-known tires - racing and training - and while many are quite good, nothing beats the durability of Vredestein - racing and training tires - and the dependability of them. These tires grip, they roll smooth, they age well (usage and hanging), they are reliably built, meaning no flaws, no millimeter off so you have to pull out the shop tire tool. Vredesteins rock and they are dependable, all. Durability cannot be beat.

Reviewed 9/1/2014
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Built like a tank, somewhat light, and excellent grip
by em_525
Cycling Enthusiast

I put these on a fixed gear yesterday and immediately took them out for a spin. About halfway through my ride, I ran through a large area of glass that I was unable to avoid and not only did these not puncture, absolutely none of the glass shards embedded in the tread. In addition, I saw a bit of rain during my ride and these handled very well and cornered very well, too. Furthermore, both of my 25's were under claimed weight at 229 and 228, respectively. Admittedly, this is a very early review but just one ride was enough for me to be incredibly impressed and to consider these a top five all-around tire.

Reviewed 6/22/2018
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Very good tire for road training and racing. Great value.
by albertod
Competitive Racer
Easthampton, MA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great tire for training and racing.

Reviewed 6/1/2018
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Best tire
by Anonymous
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Nice look and great grip

Reviewed 5/30/2018
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Vredestein are great tires
by rnunes
Cycling Enthusiast
Salinas, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have had at least 15 sets of these tires.... zero failures, and I ride a lot of rough roads and a lot of miles

mainly as a training tires and for long 100 mile Fondo rides

Reviewed 5/18/2018
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Most robust and comfortable all-around tire
by Steven
Cycling Enthusiast
Massachusetts

Very robust and puncture resistant. Quite comfortable at about 80-85 psi (I'm about 148 lbs)

Reviewed 7/24/2017
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Love these tires! Fast!
by Art
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These are my go to tire for everyday riding and training. A little bit of a harsh ride because of the thread count and high pressure but they dont feel sluggish and roll forever.

Reviewed 5/7/2018
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My go to tires
by George S
Cycling Enthusiast
Both NY and CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've been using Vredestein tires for a number of years. These tri-comp Gran Fondos are my go to tire selection that I use on a number of road bikes. They provide an excellent combination of both durability and are reasonably lightweight. The tri-comp construction has a high degree of puncture resistance so you can keep rolling rather than spending time out there fixing flats.

Reviewed 7/6/2017
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Would buy again
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
california bay area
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Feels great and flat resistant. A good buy at regular prices, and a great buy when on sale.

Reviewed 6/26/2017
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Love these tires
by Art
Sweet Home Or.

Very fast with low rolling resistance. Little bit of a harsh ride which I like!

Reviewed 6/22/2017
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Good riding tire so far
by DerekDude
Cycling Enthusiast
Durango, CO

A nice ride and durable 25mm tire.

Reviewed 6/22/2017
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Comfortable, puncture resistant, great training tire
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
New England

I've been running these for almost a couple of years now and only had one real puncture due to some serious shattered glass strewn about the road, nothing I could avoid with any tire really. I always pump them up to minimum which gives a comfortable feel, I'm not racing or shredding the corners but I'm confident in them.

Reviewed 6/12/2017
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