Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC Tires - Clincher

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $84.00

Product Description

Vittoria Open Corsa EVO SC 700x23 Folding Tire meets the demands of the Pro Peleton with a tread design and rubber compound that decreases rolling resistance and increases cornering grip. The new ISOgrip compound is recommended for for All-Conditions raci

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JVR

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2012

Strengths:    best road feel ever

Weaknesses:    lacks durability

Bottom Line:   
Best tire I've ever ridden in 12 years of riding (commute, rec and used to race). 320 TPI makes a huge difference. The feel is exceptionally supple, responsive, grippy and fast. Inspires great confidence when cornering: neither hard (as if you have to back off) nor too soft (sensing the tires are scrubbing speed) - just right there. Almost don't want to go back to other tires. But after only 250 miles the back tire got slashed straight through the casing, ruining it completely. That's an expensive trade off to consider. A similar but more detailed experience and review is at

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Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   on sale

Similar Products Used:   Conti GP 4000 and 4 Season, Michelin Pro 2 and 3, Maxxis Courchevel

Bike Setup:   mid range carbon and aluminum road bikes and components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Northern Roadie a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2012

Strengths:    Incredible feel, grip and handling characteristics.

Weaknesses:    It is an expensive tyre and I expect that it will wear quicker than other tyres but these are are characteristics of high performance tyres and not really weaknesses.

Bottom Line:   
Tyre performance is, too a large extent, determined by the tyre's casing and it's tread compound. When it comes to the casing, threads per inch is king. Hutchinson Atom: 127. Continental GP 4000s: 110. Schwalbe Ultremo ZX: 127. Specialised S-Works Turbo: 220. Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC: 320! The higher the thread count the more flexible and ready to deform the casing is and this translates into feel, improved handling and speed. What's more the Evo SC casing is made from a PolyCotton further enhancing its suppleness.

A beautiful, handmade clincher that improves feel and handling. Supper supple, fast rolling and confidently grippy through the tightest corners.

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Similar Products Used:   Conti 4000s, Michelin Pro 3, Hutchinson Fusion 3, Vredestein Fortezza TriComp Slick.

Bike Setup:   2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL (ISP), Dura Ace Groupset (53-39 - I also have a compact crankset for days in the mountains) (11-28 - I also have a 11-25 and change them over depending upon the course) (including cables), Fizik Arione (braided carbon rails), Zipp 404 firecrest clinchers, and for real windy days or hill climbs Dura Ace C24 clinchers, Look Keo Carbon peddles, Tacx Tao Carbon bottle cage, Cinelli Caleido EVA Handlebar Tape, Garmin Edge 500 including speed and cadence sensors, Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sammy Garcia a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2011

Strengths:    Road feel alone will make you ride these forever. Lower rolling resistance (I guess in part due to higher pressure being possible). I like the retro look, but that's my personal preference.

Weaknesses:    Little harder to mount, compared to Michelin Pro Race 3, and Hutchinson Fusion 3. But the higher pressure reward is well worth the effort. $22 bucks more expensive than Pro Race 3's (but they get 5 on value because they are WELL worth it)

Bottom Line:   
In my pursuit of lower rolling resistance (after substantial analysis of the very thorough Rev 9 tire testing), I decided to try what 320 TPI corespun, paired with Vredestein Race Latex road tubes, could do. Mounting the tires is a little harder than my previous tires (Pro Race 3, and Fusion 3), but nothing a couple plastic tire levers would not get done. I imagine being able to go to 140 psi requires a tighter fit. The very rounded tire countour look very similar to the Corsa EVO SC tubular that I also purchased (just a little wider). Very different to both of my previous tires, which look like a tall "U". After reading Corsa EVO CX adverse reviews, I was a little concerned about it being too fragile. I always pay close attention to the road, but now went extra careful. According to my previous tires weight guide, being a 154 lbs rider results on 108 psi. I got the Vittoria's straight to 130 on the rear, and 127 on the front. The retro look will get you excited if you rode tubies back on the 70's. It's true. The ride feel is noticeably softer (and my titanium bike is already quite supple). Like when you have lower than normal tire pressure. Rolling resistance must also be lower (possibly due to the higher pressure, and the latex tubes), because on my most ridden training 1 hr climb, with the same HR target, shaved 1 min 45 secs, two days in a row. High speed cornering is a delight (as expected on a pricey tire). Tried to upset the tire grip cutting corners, and tires perform flawlessly. After 180 kms tires don't have a single cut, and no sign of wear at all (not even after a few sprint intervals). I guess being a light rider pays off. The fear factor is gone. I rode through some unvoidable broken glass areas, and the first time I immediately stopped to inspect. No damage. Normal riding is possible, just paying attention to the road. Shouldn't we all?!

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Favorite Ride:   Escalera al Infierno

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Bike Tires Direct

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Pro Race 2, Pro Race 3 Service Course, Hutchinson Fusion 2, Fusion 3, among others of the like.

Bike Setup:   Motobecane LeChampion Team Titanium, Easton EC90 SLx fork, Ritchey WCS 4Axis stem and handlebar, Dura Ace group set, Speedplay X1 pedals, Neuvation R28 SL5 wheelset with Enduro ceramic bearings, Garmin Edge 305, Specialized Toupe Team saddle, Specialized S-Works carbon seat post with "zertz" insert

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