Schwalbe Stelvio 700X23 Experiences Please...

by trikeman   February 9, 2012  

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. Wink

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
9th February 2012 - 23:48

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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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posted by arrieredupeleton [536 posts]
10th February 2012 - 11:32

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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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posted by Simon E [1906 posts]
10th February 2012 - 13:30

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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. Surprise Just too cold for sliding on my hands.
Will report back once I get a few miles on them.
Regards

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [348 posts]
10th February 2012 - 15:36

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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.

Currently going slower than I'd like...

posted by stealth [176 posts]
10th February 2012 - 21:23

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