Vittoria tires....Yes or No?



bianchi10

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I did a search and wasnt able to find anything, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there.

I saw some Vittoria Rubino pro tires that caught my eye. I thought it would look awesome with my bike but wasn't sure on the durability or kind of tire it was. As of now I ride a michelin pro 3 set and have loved them so far.

What would you say? stick with the michelin? Do you have any good or bad experience with the Vittoria?
 

steve

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I found Vittoria tires cut quite easy, may not be the case any more though, I haven't used them for years.
 

BikingBrian

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Vittoria make excellent tires, especially their upper range stuff has good crr and they corner nicely. Having said that however, the Rubino Pro, at least the last time I used a set, didn't impress me very much. They were ok as training tires in that they were more durable than the pricier Vittorias, but cornering was only so-so, but I would rather have good grip and lower rr, even in a training tire. YMMV.

Vittoria's upper range, while being very nice, wear quickly and cut easily (as Steve said).

FWIW, I switched to Michelin Pro 2 Race, and now run the 3s as well. For me, they're a good tire as they corner well and roll well. They also wear quickly and cut easily, but it's a price I'm willing to pay for good performance on the road. Again, YMMV.
 

vspa

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i had a good experience on Vittoria,
it was an old non-foldable kevlar clincher
never punctured on them
lasted forever (front wheel)
 

dhk2

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Ran the Open Corsa CX last year; one front and two rear. A fun race tire to try if you can find them at a decent price. They felt great, "softer" ride than my usual GP4000, fine grip, maybe faster rolling as well. Handling of the bike felt a bit different, almost like changing to radial tires, but very secure. Upped the pressure from 100/110 to 120 because they felt so soft at 100. But had a few punctures on the road, and they only lasted 1500-1700 on the back which is about half the life of the 4000.

To be fair, the box does warn that they are high-performance race tires, and that gravel should be avoided. For strictly racing, wouldn't hesitate to use them, but for my training and club riding/centuries, prefer more durability. Changed back to the GP4000's before a big western trip last summer because I didn't want to risk the punctures.
 

chas0039

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I have various Rubino series tires on three bikes and they have quite a following at Wiggle.com in England.
 

kdelong

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Like most everyone else has said, the Vittoria tires that I have used were fun to ride, fairly expensive, wore quickly, and cut easily. I would use Open Corsa EVO CX only on my race wheels and would use a less expensive tire on my trainers, something like the Michelin Lithion.

There is the Vittoria Diamante that is supposed to be high performance but puncture resistant. I have never tried them as they came after I stopped racing, but I would be interested in hearing what others might have found with them.