Challenge Forte Open Road tyre

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Score

9/10

Pros

  • Good grip in the wet

Cons

  • Only available in 23mm

Price as reviewed:

£45

  • Badged as a sister tyre to the Criterium, the Forte has a more aggressive tread for grip in wet conditions and, I could also add, sketchy Derbyshire descents.

    Like the Criterium, it’s only available in 23mm, but the Forte has a slightly lower thread count of 300; not that you’d notice much increase in rolling resistance as a consequence.

    Verdict

    A sidewall puncture suggests they could be vulnerable to side impacts, but I'm swiftly growing to trust these in every other regard, especially on slippery, wet corners.

    Details

    Supplier: www.paligap.cc