Vredestein Slizer Grinder Spider and Campo Older Tires

Vredestein Slizer Grinder Spider and Campo Older Tires 

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Vredestein Slizer, Grinder, Spider, and Campo

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[Feb 05, 2002]
Steven
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Good wear characteristics (700 kilometers and still lots of tread).The tricomp corners exceptionally well in softer soil and grassy trails.

Weakness:

The harder outer tread makes traction on roots andwet rocks more sketchy than usual

The more supple casing on these tires is both good and bad in some situations. With speeds in excess of 50km/h on gravel the tires wander enough to make it scary. But the casing also gives a slightly smoother ride. These tires do what they are supposed to they prodive enough traction for cross country use and have caused me no problems. 700 kilometers and no flats yet!!

Similar Products Used:

Michelin wildgripper (The green ones are crap)

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4
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4
[Jan 24, 2002]
Andrew Kalter
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Well built, reasonably light, great traction.

Weakness:

Boy does this thing wear fast.

At first I was concerned that the tire looked rather narrow for it's claimed width but the traction was great in all conditions. I am 150 lbs and don't skid my rear tire and I try not to spin it on climbs. This is "the" fastest wearing tire I have ever used. Half of the tread is gone after about 300 miles and it doesn't have a lot of tread to start with. I had plans to buy a bunch more on closeout but I don't think I am going to now. For racing it would be fine but for everyday use I have the Duo-Comp.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer Smoke, Farmer John, Porcupine, many others

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4
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3
[Sep 12, 1998]
dennis steverink
cross-country rider

It is a perfect tyre for heavy conditions in XC competition.
It has perfect grip in the corners and not too much resistance on the straits also with breaking it is a very good tyre. The rear type has also very good climbing capabilyties. The color of the tyre is eazy to keep cleen so this also is perfect.Overall review a very reliable tyre

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5
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[Oct 08, 2000]
Rod
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Predictable in the rough stuff and sticks on the slick ( as well as any o/r tyre can.

Weakness:

Wears a little quick ( but that's why they stick so well I guess)

Smokin good tyres, lightweight.
five howlin' habeneros

Similar Products Used:

Conti, Hutchinson Python, Bontrager Revolt

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5
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5
[Sep 04, 2000]
Ken
Racer

Strength:

good traction

Weakness:

they wear too fast....three rides and the treads are looking like they are about to break off...what a piece of crap !!!

well, for now, thees tires wear too quickly. I have about 100 miles on these tires, and they are about to be retired. that sucks for a set of $100 tires...maybe time to go back to hte conti xc rear, panaracer front combo.

Similar Products Used:

panaracer, hutch python gold, conti

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1
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1
[Apr 26, 2000]
Andy Jacques-Maynes
Racer

Strength:

Great Traction!
Awesome resistance to flats - I raced on Campos all thru the last cross season and didn't have one flat. That was with 50-80 psi. Then I raced in Europe, and raced in the snow with 20/25 fromt/rear psi! I hit the rim comstantly on rocks, roots, frozen dirt, etc, and no flats! Totally rad!

Weakness:

None that I can see.

The most awesome cross tire short of a tubular for traction and flat resistance. If you cant afford tubulars, or don't want their added complexity but want maximum traction and comfort on your cross bike, these are the right tires.

Similar Products Used:

Ritchey Speedmax 28c
Tufo tubular clichers

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5
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5
[Feb 21, 2000]
john crumlish
Racer

Strength:

suppleness. puncture resistance. ride. it knows what i'm thinking.

Weakness:

none that i am aware of.

vredestein rools. i got 28mm campos and have ridden some totally sik trail wit' them!!!!! sans difficles!!!

Similar Products Used:

vredestein mtb tyres. vredestein road tires. vittoria road tires. specialized raod tyres. IRC (crap) road tires. WTB MTB tires.

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5
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5
[Dec 13, 1999]
Daniel
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

low rolling resistance on mud and tarmac, so a good allround tire.
Steers predictable and solid and gives you a good feeling. Looks good and clean.

Weakness:

heavier than Vredestein say they are, which should be 610 g, but the rear is 660 g.

This is about the Slizer/Grinder setup.Great allround reliable set of tires and they make you happy cause it is better than aluminium.

Similar Products Used:

Tioga Psycho K (alright in the back), IRC Piranha Pro( sucks), Specialized Ground control( great) and Extreme (sucks)

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4
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[Jan 15, 1998]
Mark Howland

Had a chance to check out the tire line by Vredestein. There whole line was a paradigm shift of sorts for
mountain bike tire casing design. They get away with less threads per inch by using a proprietory latex
impregnation method giving an amazing ride and feel that is unequalled. So instead of the tire just bouncing
over all the bumps in the trail, these tires conform over many trail variations giving you an impressive feel
for the trail. You actually have to run the tires at about 5-10 psi more than usual because the lighter more
conforming casing gives more than a standard thick walled tire. Although they only offer one front
(Slizer) and one rear (Grinder) tread design, the treads chosen are among the best and most tired and
true designs on the fast paced tire market today. For all those people reading about the new minimal,
smooth-center treads popular in this years Olympics, Vredestein has it in the Spider; sand paper center
tread bordered by aggressive side blocks for positive cornering. The tires all come in four different tread
compounds, plus a mixed compound for precise tailoring of tires for any given conditions.
Vredestein also offers awesome road and cyclocross tires. The cross tire is the Campo, and it's finding its
way onto top riders' bikes here in Northern Cal. What Vredestein did was take there best road tire, make it
32mm wide, and stick a sew-up grade tread pattern on it. What they got was a cross clincher that was as
light as a sew-up, cornered and shed mud like a sew-up, but has the economics of a clincher! My training
wheels are about as light as my tubular race wheels now. Switching to my spare cross bike with the training
wheels now, is no longer a sacrifice (a nice feature for all those into cross).
I recommend the 32mm Campo, the 26x1.9 Slizer and Grinders, and the 25mm road tires. I think that if
you're looking for a tires that can rival the ever-popular Michelins and Conti's, you should check out what
Vredestein has to offer. They can be purchased through your local bike shop if they order through Veltec
Sports in Sand City, CA. If your local shop already deals in Look or Sidi, they're already hooked up with
Veltec.
Happy trails, and see you at the races. -Howie

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5
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[Jun 26, 2000]
Graham Coppell
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Smooth vibration free riding on roads with the added bonus of some (not a lot) of off road riding grip.

Weakness:

If I have to choose something then it would probably be the weight.

I purchased the spider pro semi slick tyres to use them on the recent London to Brighton cycle ride. They transformed the on road riding completely - it was like the difference between night and day. My marin was fitten with IRC Mythos tyres which never really filled me with much confidence when taking corners at speed, with the spider tyres cornering is no longer a matter of taking your life in yours hands.

The thing that you notice immediately after fitting the tyres is just how quiet they are compared to the cross country tyres. To date I have no punctures and this is important because most of my day to day riding is commuting 12 miles home. As yet, I have not done a lot of off road on these tyres but fully accept that they were not really designed for that.

Similar Products Used:

None

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5
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5
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