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REVIEW: Rubena Syrinx Racing Pro Tyres Recommended

by Sean Lacey

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Price £25.00
Size 23mm
Colour Black
RRP is £25.00, and at that they are a steal. I'll be putting more miles on these with pleasure.

REVIEW: Rubena Syrinx Racing Pro Tyres

Rubena may not be a well-known name to many - formerly Barum in times past, they are now making a big push back into the cycling market with their range of rubber for road and MTB manufactured in the Czech Republic. 

I first spoke to them at last year's NEC Cycle Show,  and roll on a month or so their new sales guy, Matt Lane dropped in a set as he lives locally. 

The Syrinx Racing Pro, which in 700x23 spec would be running on my winter bike through the worst of our British weather, looked an intriguing prospect. Marketed as a fast training and race tyre, but with added puncture protection belt it was interesting to see how it would fare on wet, cold, gritty roads. 

Fresh from the packet, they weigh in at a claimed 230g for the 23mm (folding) version and look good, with a slick centre and mild tread on the sides. Fitting was easy on both Planet-X and Fulcrum rims. 

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My first ride was a little cautious as the roads were damp and greasy, but as the miles went on confidence was gained in spades. With a 127tpi casing they are extremely supple, even at high pressures - needed with my winter excess weight - and ride rather nicely, soaking up the rough roads and giving plenty of feedback. 

With around 500 or more miles on them now, I can report that the wear rate is good, and grip in both wet and dry conditions is excellent. And so far, not a single puncture or cut that would cause concern either. 

Recommended retail price is £25.00, and at that they are a steal, with deals to be had if you look. I'll be putting more miles on these with pleasure, and trying a set of 25mm soon so look out for an update later in the year. 

For a list of stockists visit www.rubenacycle.co.uk.





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