Strengths: Rolling resistance
ease of install
Weaknesses: None yet
Rubino Pro Slick 25c inflated to 90psi Bumpy roads around here, 25c and 90psi gives great ride over square ruts and manhole covers. I didn't notice anything from standstill slow speed. above 12 mph they start to feel freer, or less resistance.
I really notice the speed on the descents. They really take off. The bike feels much more nimble as compared to the Rubino Pro III. I also didn't notice the speed as much on the slicks, the Pro III felt more slower to respond but not as comfortable at speeds over 30 mph.
It corners on rails, the rubber is softer than the Pro IIIs. They climb like the Pro III but feel much faster if you can keep speeds above 10 mph. Out of the saddle climbing, less energy to keep the speed up.
They really take off on any down hill. Today I better my overall time and average on my regular loop, it felt much faster.
They are also very easy to install, I didn't use any tools, just my weak old hands; )
Favorite Ride: Palos Verdes Penninsula along the coast
Purchased At: Competitive Cyclist
Similar Products Used: Continental 4000s
Vitoria Rubino Pro III
Bike Setup: 2010 Wilier Izoard. Ultegra derailleurs, shifters, brakes. FSA K force ultra light, crank, bars, seat post, stem. Selle Italia SLR carbon saddle
Date Reviewed: September 5, 2013
Strengths: Flat resistant, high mileage, good traction, low rolling resistance
Weaknesses: My LBS doesn't carry them. Be warned that if you buy online from
I put 2,500 miles on my last set (700x23) with only one flat. I'm a pretty big guy- 195 lbs- so that's a lot of miles. I've never had any other brand of tire that gets anywhere close to the mileage with the flat resistance and relatively low weight (225 g).
Date Reviewed: June 3, 2013
Strengths: 4 seasons
Easy to install
Great in wet weather
Weaknesses: Nothing yet, maybe weight for weight weenies.
I am just getting into cycling. Although grew up riding bikes I really like the benefits you get from cycling, purchased a Scott CR1 comp that had a set of conti ultra race tires stock. Bought these in the 700C x 25. I am amazed by the difference it made. Living in Portland Oregon, I had many cyclist tell me they are great puncture resistant, fast rolling, good in wet conditions, and make a great everyday tire. I am nothing but impressed! And they are cheaper then Gatorskins.
Strengths: ~ Tougher than many 500g wire-bead tires
~ Rolls nice
~ Incredible cornering grip
~ Superior flat protection, unlike its sibling Open Corsa EVO CX
~ Holds 145psi tightly
~ Easy to mount
~ 150tpi comfort and compliance
Weaknesses: ~ Not cheap, in USA. ProBikeKit in UK has the BEST global price w/ free shipping
~ Not heavy/not light
This review is for the 700x25c version. I use this tire on my trainer; 2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Sport Hybrid. Although it lacks the Mithril center performance layer of the Rubino Pro Tech III - the Rubino Pro III has a supple feel similar to the EVO CX....but with far better flat protection. Compared to the Conti GP4K - this tire accelerates like an Audi R8 - as opposed to the Continental's BMW M3.
The file tread has these water dispersing Chevrons, but I doubt its even necessary on such a thin-footprint tire. At under 250g/tire - I find them a great value...and trust me - I've tried them ALL.
Similar Products Used: - Schwalbe Ultremo ZX/R.1
- Continental Grand Prix 4000s
- Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp
- Gommitalia Targa K
- Bontrager Race XXX Lite
- Veloflex Pave'
- Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX
- Mavic Yksion
Bike Setup: 2007 Cannondale System Six - ControlTech seatpost; Kuota Carbon stem; Dura Ace 7800 Gruppo; Hollowgram SL crankset; Look KEO Carbon ti pedals; Campagnolo Shamal Ultra wheelset......equals an ultra-stiff, 15-pound, climbing missle
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: July 6, 2012
Strengths: Awesome tire so far. I have been riding Vredestein Fortezza TriComp tires for the past several years with no compaints. This is until the tire starts to wear out. Than the flats start. I do alot of road riding in and around Park City, Utah. The shoulders of the roads around here seem to always have lots of junk, sharp rocks, glass, staples, nails, You name it , its there. I have recently started getting to many flats. With tupes costing around 7.00 a piece well its to expensive to always put in a new tube. Fixing them isnt always a 100% fix. I have been riding the same junk filled shoulders for the past month on these tires with no flats. The tires still look brand new. Approx, 500 miles.
Weaknesses: None,,, Yet. ?
Great tire. Bought mine through Bike tires direct. for 7.00 dollars less than the MSRP listed above. this tire rolls very well, very low rolling resistance. Great cornering, I inflate mine to 110 PSI. If you want a bullet proof tire. This is the one.
I wanted to know from someone who's owned both the Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 Slicks and the regular Pro 3s how they compare to each other. I've always enjoyed the regular Pro 3 because it's durable, rolls well, and has good flat protection. I'm curious, though, to know if the Slick version offers any di ... Read More »
Greetings all. I want some input as what you all think of these 2 tires I plan to buy as for handling, durability, weight, etc from personal experience if you owned one. Vittoria cost $7 more. Thanks in advance.Read More »
Greetings all. I want some input as what you all think of these 2 tires I plan to buy as for handling, durability, weight, etc from personal experience if you owned one. Vittoria cost $7 more($29) vs Michelin($22). Thanks in advance.Read More »
Works well! Someone had purposed running a Prorace in the front and another more durable tire in the rear as a compromise because the Mich doesn't wear well/cuts easily.
I couldn't tell the difference between two Proraces and the Prorace/Rubino combo. The ride is excellent with latex tubes which ... Read More »
I can't really tell the difference? I've been on the pro2's for about a year and need a new rear. I started searching for the pro2's and saw there is now a pro3 out. Any idea what was changed?
Seems like the pro2 got consistently GREAT reviews, but the pro3 is more hit or miss. It seems like alot ... Read More »