Winter tyres are built for durability, not speed – or are they? Are all winter tyres designed the same? The Vredestein Fortezza Senso Xtreme Weather tyres strike the balance between beating a blowout without sacrificing too much speed.
This review came about a conversation with a well-known British pro at a race at the end of last season. He’d switched his sponsor’s tyres and shod his wheels with a set of these Vredestein Fortezza Senso Xtreme Weather clinchers. His reasoning was the best way to be in with a shout of winning the race – which didn’t have the luxury of neutral service – was to still be in it at the end. A good point.
At the finish line, with both tyres still fully inflated, he went on to say that he’d been riding them all season, even during the summer. There aren’t too many tyres that are this puncture proof that anyone would seriously consider using in a race. We thought it time we gave them the once over.