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You won't regret it
on 10 October 2012
Started back on bikes a year or so ago and during the course of those 12 months lost a tonne of weight, got fit, beefed up and constantly upgraded my Trek. Decided to splurge and got a mid priced full carbon Cube which came with the Ultremos as standard. I was simply blown away by the difference in the ride and decided to see what effect the tyres had over the standard Bontranger ones fitted on the Trek. I switched them over and took the (alluminium) Trek out on my normal 13 mile training route. I ride all my routes with my Garmin so I can map my progress and when I got back I was utterly flabbergasted to see I had knocked off over 3 minutes of my time from when I last rode the route with the Bontrangers on only 3 weeks previous.
My hill climbs on Strava had improved and the ride just felt more...smooth. PSI up at 120 for my size and despite the rough Roubaixesque roads here in Cornwall I didn't have one puncture in 4 months of summer rides from 13miles to the 65 mile sportives.
On the cube with my Mavic Cosmics it now just looks the dog's nads and makes it super quick on climbs and on the flat.
Grip is superb and confidence inspiring, even in damp conditions. They are easy to put on, even without a lever, super light and now that autumn is here and winter around the corner I've put the Cube and these tyres to bed.
I have now only had 1 puncture which was a 10mm gash so it's no surprise, but they've had loads of nicks and scuffs and got throught them all.
Replaced the damaged one with another Ultremo and intend on sticking with these.