These tires felt nice in the early miles but halfway through their expected life span the red color sidewalls started cracking and separating from the black of the tires all the way around horribly. I can't ride these anymore for fear of having a complete blowout on one or both while being 50 miles from home and breeding to hitch a ride home. Terrible purchase.
PRO I purchased a pair of these almost 4 years ago, and mounted them on a fixed gear bike, on wheels I hand-built myself. I've put approximately 4000 miles on them. The rear gets a lot abuse on a fixed gear bike and both tires are still in fairly good shape. I inspect them after each ride and remove any embedded sharp objects, and have not had any flats. Although they are rated up to 145 psi, I inflate them to 125 psi. I don't brake much, and the wheels have stayed true.
CON When cornering, they are not as stable and don't grab the pavement as well as other brands I have used (which ride like sew-up tires), but those only last 800-1000 miles and they're more expensive.
I've used all the top end clincher road tires from the major brands. They each have slightly different strengths, but for overall performance and flat resistance, they're all in the same ballpark. The Tricomps are not quite as supple riding as some of the others but are fast with great traction and good flat protection. Since they are often less expensive than the other high end tires, I've used them a fair amount over the years. If you're looking for a while performance tire for a good price, I'd highly recommend these.
This is a fast tire with very steady cornering. I have about ridden about 1500 miles so far with no flats and minimal signs of wear. I have been using this tire over the years and has always been happy with the results.
I've been riding Fortezza TriComps for a couple decades it seems. At times I venture off and try other brands but I keep coming back because I've always loved the round profile and the cornering and they've always been pretty rugged. While I raced on them for a few years in my relative youth, I now I pretty much race Strava. No matter, I love the Vredesteins!
Lulled into buying another pair of these as I felt the price was too good to pass up. Not worth the hassle of flat repairs after only a few hundred miles. Casing is very puncture prone. Better off spending a few more bucks and getting something that will give you better service!
I used Fortezza TriComps for years and was disappointed when they replaced it with the Senso a few years ago. I tried the Senso and the Gran Fondo, but they rode nothing like the TriComps. The TriComps are silky smooth, steer well, have excellent flat protection and are outstanding in the rain. I found the Senso to be a step down in all of those qualities so I was ecstatic when they brought the TriComps back. I typically get 3000-3200 miles out of a front and then I move it to the back, where I can often get another 1000 miles before I decide to retire it. I use the 25mm tires on HED Belgium C2 rims and they measure about 27.5mm in that scenario. Absolutely the best!