Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c Clincher Road Tires (review)

I bought a Cannondale CAAD10 (2015) in the last April, and it was equipped with Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c clincher road tires. After a few months on them pair, I decided to write a review.

First of all, they are cheap training tires. It is the entry level road tire of the German tire manufacturer.

Specifications of Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c clincher road tire:

  • Puncture Protection: yes
  • Compound: Silica
  • Weight: 280 grams each (700x25c)
  • Max Bar Rating: 6.0-7.5
  • Max PSI Rating: 85-110
  • Price: $11.73 on Amazon (see the links below)

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Cannondale CAAD10 2015 with Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c tires
My new Cannondale CAAD10 2015 with Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c tires.

The tires are OK for training. They roll fast, and grip well. I didn’t buy them, they came with the bike but they are also cheap. I am not quite sure about their puncture protection: the rear tire punctured twice in the first two weeks, but it didn’t happen again after a few months and more than 2500 km. Maybe it was just a bad luck.

I found their comfort not as good as you expect from a 25c tire. My racing tires, Veloflex Master 700x23c clinchers feel more comfortable. But I can live with that.

They are cheap, so maybe they have one of the best price/performance ratio as training tire.

Pros:

  • Cheap (very!)
  • Good rolling resistance for a tire in that price margin
  • Grip well on every type of roads, wet and dry
  • I am not quite sure about their puncture protection but it seems good
  • Durable
  • A lot of color options, including black! Black is good.
  • Really easy to mount on the rims, you can do it without using a tire lever

Cons:

  • Not so comfortable for a 25mm tire.

My overall rating: 4 stars/out of 4
4-star

Keep in mind that I gave 4-star to these tires as training tire, they’re not suitable to use in the races.

Would I buy another pair again in the future? YES

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