Performance Forte FasTrac Tire

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Cornering knobs strategically
  • Super-smooth transitions
  • Center grooves that add serious traction

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andrew dunham a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2012

Strengths:    Outstanding for hardpack or road commuting. Can handle a little offroading as well

Weaknesses:    Mud is it's worst enemy. Cakes up very quickly. Obviously traction is minimal in less than ideal conditions.

Bottom Line:   
I use these tires on my single speed for getting to and from work, mostly roads and hardpack. Great for rolling efficiency, and handles just fine. Occasionally I'll be lazy and not switch them out and do some fairly rough trails, and they seem to hold their own. Not the greatest for off road, but for the price, an outstanding value for someone wanting to use thier bike for general commuting.

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Bike Setup:   Cannondale Taurine Carbon Team frame, singlespeed, 32/18 gears

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lesterthemolester a Cross Country Rider from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2010

Strengths:    Great tire for the price. Low rolling resistance, lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet. I have a small tear in the sidewall, but it's still holding and I punish these poor things

Bottom Line:   
I pump these little guys up to 55psi and abuse them over sharp and pointys on hard packed 2track roads, cobblestones, and pavement. They roll great and even with the cheap tubes that Mexico sells, I don't have problems with flats. Great value for a ridulously low price. I'd pay for a new pair every other month and be happy, but they won't die.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Other slickies from Maxis, Kenda, and Forte Dartmoor

Bike Setup:   All mountain bike, ride lots of 2track, mountain roads, bad Mexican pavement, cobblestones

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by XC rider a Cross Country Rider from Northern VA

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight, cheap (Performance frequently sells them for less than the $20 I paid), fast enough for pavement, knobby enough for some dirt (but not mud), high 120 TPI, cheaper than buying a road bike

Weaknesses:    Way too prone to flats, a little narrow, typical semi-slick traction issues

Bottom Line:   
I bought these as a way to ride on the road (well, on paved trails) in the fall and winter, and they perform perfectly for that, with still enough tread to ride somewhat off road as well. They are a lightweight, efficient ride on urban/suburban surfaces, especially compared to many "fast rolling" knobbies. In dirt and mud, they predictably, and constantly, fishtail and slide like all semi-slicks; but don't ask for mud performance from what is at best a hard surface tire and you should be fine.

They do tend to flat quite easily, I suspect because they are relatively thin, and so your tubes are that much closer to whatever you roll over. Also, the 1.9" width is a little too narrow for my tastes, considering there are 2.1" SSs out there, and combined with pressures in the high 40s, they can really cut and sink into soft surfaces easily.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance (where e

Similar Products Used:   Michelin semi-slicks

Bike Setup:   hardtail

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