Performance Forte FasTrac Tire

DESCRIPTION

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 27, 2012]
andrew dunham
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

[Jan 27, 2010]
Lesterthemolester
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Other slickies from Maxis, Kenda, and Forte Dartmoor

[Jan 02, 2009]
XC rider
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Michelin semi-slicks

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