Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Fold Tires - Clincher

4.72/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $33.99

Product Description

The Vittoria Zaffiro Pro road bike tire is 60tpi racing and training road tire that is reasonably light weight and is...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A T

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2012

Strengths:    Inexpensive

Weaknesses:    None given what it is -- inexpensive training tire

Bottom Line:   
Overall great value. Inexpensive training tire. Smooth ride, relatively puncture resistant, seems to have good traction. I've put about 200 miles on it so far. I weigh about 165 and have it on a Motobecane RECORD. I usually avg about 18.5 mphs. Because it is foldable I generally keep it as a spare in a pocket in my hydration backpack when I'm out on very long rides thru the country side in case one of my high-performance (and more expensive and fragile) tires fails on one of my long rides.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mikhail a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2012

Strengths:    Cheap; puncture resistant; solid training tire; smooth;

Weaknesses:    less grip when wet in compare to Michelin Pro Race3; only 1,500 miles before it explode in center.

Bottom Line:   
I am 255 pounds and usually put around 120 psi. No puncture until 1,500 miles on it when rear just gave up. Squaring appeared around 800-850 miles.

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Price Paid:    $31.00

Purchased At:   Trek brick&mortar

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Pro Race3; Kenda

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tibbles a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive, great grip, low price, no flats so far.

Weaknesses:    None, perhaps weight?

Bottom Line:   
Great tire, after a season of riding with no flats or cuts in the tire, I am getting some flat spots on the rear tire. Front tire still looks new. Great grip, low price, no flats, all at a low price. I've just bought a new set for next year.

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Similar Products Used:   Fortezza's, (ok, but forget the claims of 160psi), Contis (wear quickly), Serfas Secas (ok, but not as durable)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cody a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2009

Strengths:    One flat in 10 months of commuting in Chicago (70 miles/wk)! Very durable. Great traction. Easy to mount

Weaknesses:    Not as sticky as race rubber.

Bottom Line:   
It works well.

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Favorite Ride:   Claremont Wilderness Park

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Continental GP3000

Bike Setup:   2001 Schwinn Homegrown Factory-17" black
700c conversion
Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Saddle: Fizik Nisene
Headset: ICBM
Fork: Salso Cromoto 26" w/ V-brake studs
Handlebar: Easton EA70
Step: Easton EA70
Shifters: Shimano LX
Brake levers: Avid Single Digit Mag
Brakes: Avid Single Digit Mag w/ Mavic brake adaptors
F. Der. Shimano XT
R. Der. 11-21 Ultegra
Chain: SRAM 970
Crank: Truvativ Stylo
Wheelset: Cane Creek Crono X Cross
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by exracer a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2009

Strengths:    Puncture resistance
Handles well on dry roads

Weaknesses:    Average rolling resistance
Seem to square off fairly quick

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Zaffiro Protech. It's been a very good tire for trainning rides and general commuting. I have had only 1 flat in 1500-1800 miles and that was a inch long metal staple that would have punctured any tire. As far as glass and regular road debris: zipp, zero, nada. Just a few cuts but no flats. They also seem to handle pretty good. I've put some pretty good lean angles on the bike and there is no detectable squirm or movement from the tires. This is important since I have move back to Las Vegas. (Hate it and the place is a pit. Moved back for personal reasons which turned out to be a big mistake.)Austin was much nicer. The ac mix there seems to be on the oily side. There is also alot of road debris in Las Vegas. They don't believe in street sweepers unless it's the Strip.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike-Aus

Similar Products Used:   Various Michelins
Various Continentals (3000's were pretty good)
Fortezza's (bad luck with those. Sidewall kept splitting.)
Fusion 2's (not bad, good handling, average puncture resistance.)
Gommitalia (about same as Fusion's)
Various Vitorrias (Diamantie's worked well for me. Rubino Pro's very good, no flats so far.)

Bike Setup:   06 Guerciotti Cartesio
Full SRAN Red
FSA K-Force stem and bars
Syntace P6 seatpost
White Ind. hubs w/Niobium rims and CX-Ray spokes

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