Schwalbe Stelvio - any good?

proto Posts: 1,483
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
Now superceded by the Durano, so some special offers around. I'm assuming slightly heavier that Ultremo, and perhaps more robust.

Anyone got any experience of them? Good enough for training/circuit racing?


  • mroli
    mroli Posts: 3,622
    Proto - defo good enough for training. I like em - they are pretty puncture resistent (although not impregnable) and a decent ride. If you could get them cheap - certainly good enough. Not 100% about racing as I haven't used them for that.
  • Brian B
    Brian B Posts: 2,071
    Had them a few years back and went up/down the Ventoux with them a few times and they performed well when new but they did wear out pretty quickly though and I felt that the rubber became softer with the more miles I did on them. Good puncture resistance though and never got one puncture with them.

    I usually use Black Chiilli tyres and find them better for wear but not any better to ride on. Hope this helps but probably just muddied the water!
    Brian B.
  • Stevio's are or were awesome wheels I've got some on my winter bike which have been on for nearly 2 years and puncture free up until last december and then that was because my brake pad had moved and went through the side wall.
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I have two pairs - the Raceguard versions aren't as puncture-resistant as something like a Conti GP4 Season, and they're not as responsive / supple as a Krylion - fine as a moderately tough training tyre, but wouldn't fancy them for faster rides.
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  • thel33ter
    thel33ter Posts: 2,684
    I got some with a set of wheels, but they went straight onto my dads bike. He really like 'em though,
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  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    i run them on my winter bike, and they perform well. last a fair amount of miles. if you can find them on offer they are a very good buy.not super light but last well and roll well.