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Hi All,
I bought a set of wheels today (second hand) and they are fitted with new (seem to have no or very little wear) Schwalbe Stelvio 700X23 tyres fitted and new tubes.
My question is - does anyone have any experiences with these tyres, good or bad? They look OK and state they are double compound on the side walls, kind of greyish and black. Don't know much about these, may get my usual GP4000s's but may give these a go.
Anyone???

Regards

Trikeman.  3

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 4 years ago
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I've used 'em on a few test bikes over the years. they're decent enough tyres, not my faves but well behaved and fairly hardy. certainly worth keeping.

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arrieredupeleton [575 posts] 4 years ago
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Seem to offer better grip in the wet that Vittoria Rubino Pros I've got and probably better puncture resistance (at least in my experience). The Contis are a better tyre all round for riding but they are known to sometimes fail at the sidewall (google it). I really like the Stelvios as a training tyre.

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Simon E [2681 posts] 4 years ago
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Considered a good training tyre (not full-on race tyre like Ultremo, Pro 3), replaced in the Schwalbe lineup by very similar Durano / Durano S, which also get lots of positive reviews. I'd say unless you have a problem just use them and replace with your preferred tyre when they wear out.

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trikeman [309 posts] 4 years ago
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All good advice lads. Just gave them a ride this morning, bit cold and wet but the tyres seem OK. Didn't try any heroics though.  13 Just too cold for sliding on my hands.
Will report back once I get a few miles on them.
Regards

Trikeman.  3

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stealth [254 posts] 4 years ago
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I've got a set of 700x19's and they seem fine, quick rolling, good grip, like to be pumped up - HARD. Oh yes, they are ridiculously cheap on the Planet X site.