The good news, I got some new road bike tires. And they were on sale.
The bad news, I read the online reviews after I mounted them and about an hour before my maiden voyage.
Okay fine, so not all the reviews were like the above. Only about a third. The other two thirds were glowing.
But when the bad reviews are about catastrophic failure?
And all I’m riding lately is roughly-paved climbs with steep descents?
And it’s the first time I’ve strayed from my favorite tires in a decade?
After my first ride, the tires feel great. I love them.
I’ve decided to not give in to the paranoia and proceed with caution.
Regarding my decision:
STRENGTHS: I get to ride my bike and don’t have to deal with the headache of trying to return stuff.
WEAKNESSES: I could end up in the E.R. again due to a horrendous blowout.
BOTTOM LINE: I’m gonna give them a few months, bail on them and beg my beloved Michelin Pro Race tires to take me back.
Wish me luck.