My Vittoria tyres WTF!
I’ve used Vittorias(Corsa CX) and found they were a bit fragile, nothing like what your descrbing though. Same for Veloflex, both rode really really nicely mind. I’ve Ultremo ZX’x just now and after 2000 odd miles they are starting to look a wee bit cut up and I’ve recently had my first puncture, not too bad I guess for what is a race tyre. I liked the Michelin Pro Races as well, I had the 3’s in 25mm and they were lovely and added a little bit of comfort, I’ll try the pro 4’s at some point.Posted 4 years ago
Diamate Pro, tyre explodes all the fibres visible and the bead is hanging out.Posted 4 years ago
Rubino Pro 3, Massive bulge like a snake had swallowed a small animal.
Diamante Pro, Ditto.
First Diamante went a while back.
The other two on different bikes all this month.
So no more Vittorias.
Just stuck those super heavy weight Hardshell? on my trainer as I’ don’t give a hoot about weight on that.
So a superfast tyre for racing. Ultremo?iamconfusedagainMember
I love vittorias for racing and as summer tyres so I have used them a lot- mainly the 320tpi ones. I have only had good experiences with them. Some tyres hate turbos- I know veloflex will sort of melt! could it be that??
Veloflex records and latex tubes for racing on good roads I reckon. Bonty R4 aero are not bad eitherPosted 4 years agoshedbrewedMember
I holed a Veloflex Master 23 clincher, as in a piece of flint made a hole in the tyre carcass. Kevlar belt my arse. Other than that they’re lovely. A mate won’t go back to Vittorias after one race left his tub down to carcass. He’s on Veloflex tubs now and reports them much better.Posted 4 years agotrailmoggyMember
My rubino split down the middle after a couple of rides, couldn’t believe it, gona mail um bout it
Don’t think they’ve got ultremos right yet or have they?
Been pretty impressed with vredestien tricomp recently, not the lightest but seem to roll ok and last forever ad no punctures eitherPosted 4 years agocchris2louMember
Had to put a heavy old training tyre on for tonights race and it wasn’t any worse than the race tyre it replaced. In fact I had a great race, even went to the front for the win…..didn’t win though
In fact I like racing on 25c’s
funny you say that , as most riders on this year Tour de France were riding 25 tyres .Posted 4 years ago
Oldgit, been 9 months, any luck finding a tyre that doesn’t explode?
I was about to hit buy on some vittoria open corsa SC but may reconsider! Just tore a hole in an almost brand new GP4000S II so looking for a replacement (can’t really blame the tyre though as it was a razor like bit of flint.)Posted 3 years agotrail_ratMember
im pro conti force/attack combo – but my last 2 sets have been shocking – with the last sets front tire lasting only 600km before cracking up all over.
the first set lasted about 2000km before i killed it on the turbo. , the middle set lasted about 1200km before the rear seemed to start picking up punctures too often.
running ultremos now.Posted 3 years agotraildogMember
Michelin Race (although I’ve not tried the latest versions). Or Continental GPs. These have both servered me ok with doing decent mileage as well.
But I would have a set of wheels with race tyres on and a set with longer lasting training wheels. The really supple racing tyres are a bit fragile and you probably don’t gain that much in a bunch with them.
Currently trying some Hutchinson’s and they seem ok on the first few rides.Posted 3 years agosq225917Member
We sell a broad range.
Ultremos are ok for about 1000 miles, but are easily pierced.Posted 3 years ago
The various 320 tpi Vittorias are a little faster but even less puncture resistant.
Michelin 4s are pretty solid as a lightweight.
Conti GP4s, 4000s and Gatorskins are better if you want real puncture resistance. The hardshell Gatorskins are pretty much unbeatable as commuters.
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