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Serfas STM Lesto Protection Tire

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Review by JD

Good Front Tire
by JD
Daily Commuter
Austin, Tx

I replaced a Continental Grand Prix 5000 tire with one of these on the front of my fixed-gear all-round commuter/training bike. I have been riding them for a little over a week, and my usual ride is 18 miles. They are notably narrower and less supple than the GP 5000 tires. I might call them 700 X 22c (like Continental "Attack" tire). They are grippy in tight turns. The initial hardness was notable at first.

All 3 that I bought weigh 220 grams, with minimal variance.

These narrow, light tires are a better front tire in my judgement. I ride Gatorskins on the back.

I have not yet ridden them over wet glass to test the flat protection... I try not to.

Reviewed 11/27/2023
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Review by EP Biker

Never again
by EP Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
El Paso TX
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I thought I got a good deal on a good training tire. My rides are on relatively good/smooth roads without a lot of debris or glass. So I'm surprised that I've gone through 5 of these tires in 2 months- 2 tires got cut through the threads near the rim, 2 others formed a 1.5 inch bubble under the tread that grew so rapidly that I stopped each ride for fear of bursting. The 5th tire is for the rear wheel only. Unless you're riding a velodrome, I don't recommend these tires.

Reviewed 5/12/2023
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This is not a beginner's tire.
Cycling Enthusiast
Atlanta, GA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Their brand labels say 240 grams. They weighed in around 250 grams, still plenty light. Maybe somebody can correct the ad claim of 205.

Mounted, the 23mm nominal width was 22mm on 19mm external width rims which made the aero shape particularly sleek.

Getting them on is as tight as I've seen. A rim strip that went wall to wall didn't allow the bead to sink as deeply inside as one that covers only the spoke heads, so that's a lesson for next time.

The tread center ridge is what makes these interesting. It's a vintage style that makes a resilient steel frame bike that much quicker. On my aluminum frame with carbon forks and seatstays, the handling is razor sharp at higher pressures. I tune the ride from comfort to race by varying the PSI.

The quality of the casings and accuracy of the tread pattern is first rate. A heavy-handed rider would be able to tear them up like any company's product. But as long as they stay an underrated brand, I'll keep riding way more tire than I paid for.

Reviewed 1/10/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Good price
by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

A little hard too put on put out in the sun for a while and I got my kool stop tire tool out no problem tire seems to be wearing good

Reviewed 9/13/2023
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Review by Mac

Fantastic tire for commuters and road bikes
by Mac
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Use these on many of my restorations, especially older bikes that don't have clearance for today's popular wider tires.

Reviewed 9/6/2023
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Review by Mike

Need a great tire at a great price
by Mike
Happy Valley
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

So far the fit on the rim is good not too much of a problem getting them over the bead. If coupled with a liner they will be durable on city roads that are shrapnel filled.

Reviewed 8/31/2023
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Review by Marvin O.

Great tire!
by Marvin O.
San Diego

Awesome product would definitely order again!

Reviewed 8/31/2023
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Review by RayCray

Appears to be a decent tire - Good value
by RayCray
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento Ca area
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These tires feel pretty "firm" while riding; not bad, but I can feel a difference from others. They also look narrow for a 23mm tire.

I haven't put to many miles on them yet (currently mounted on one of back-up bikes). I didn't have any issues mounting them, yes a little tighter fit then some others - but I took my time and got them on without any problem.

Price range is a good value if you need to watch your budget.

Time will tell for durability.

Lastly would like to see these in 25/28mm size.

Reviewed 1/28/2022
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Review by toad

Installed on two bikes. So far so good fast, light and no flats
by toad
Daily Commuter
1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Daily rides 10 to 20 miles

Reviewed 1/27/2022
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Review by Anonymous

Appears to be a good deal for a road tire.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Greenville, NC
1 of 10 customers found this review helpful.

Appears to be a good deal for a road tire. Will know after 500 miles or so. ???

Reviewed 11/5/2021
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