Vittoria Crono Evo CS Tires - Tubular

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00

Product Description

For the race of truth, leave nothing to chance. Your equipment as well as your training should be optimized before you even climb the stairs to the start house. Vittoria's Crono Evo CS Tubular Tire is their lightest offering, and it's made for those days when you must go as fast as possible, alone.The Corespun T 320 tpi casing is handmade using the finest polyester thread, overspun with cotton. This particular casing is crafted to bear the high pressures typical when minimal rolling resistance is the number one goal. That said, the high density fabric is coated in natural latex rubber, creating a supple and responsive tire that absorbs energy and rebounds from irregularities in the road surface, again minimizing resistance. The same can be said for the natural latex tube inside the Crono Evo CS Tubular Tire. It's widely accepted that latex tubes are faster, saving you a few watts to maintain a given speed. When seconds count, details like these add up to a winning combination.Vittoria's Kevlar SiO? rubber compound blends minimal rolling resistance with excellent traction and durability thanks to its high silica content and percentage of microscopic Kevlar particles. And where many ultra-lightweight TT tires forego any sort of puncture resistant breaker under the tread, the Crono Evo CS Tubular Tire has no such weakness. After all, we can't always race on freshly paved courses fit for Tour contenders, and Vittoria's PRB (puncture resistant belting) nylon layer may make the difference between a personal best or walking back to the start line. The Vittoria Crono Evo CS Tubular Tire is available in 700 x 22c only. It has a Black tread and comes with a 42mm alloy valve stem.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jonathan a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2012

Strengths:    Grippy, Lightweight, rolling resistance feels low

Weaknesses:    VERY prone to punctures, average road feel

Bottom Line:   
Too expensive for the low durability. In my opinion, these would be great for short distances like sprint distance triathlons but nothing more than that. Training on these is a terrible idea.

Road feel is average in comparison with the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX (clincher) tyres which feel silky smooth.

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Bike Setup:   Specialized Transition

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gizbourn

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2012

Strengths:    Light as you can get, nice rim tape construction

Weaknesses:    Pressure lasts around 5 hours from around 130. Side wall rubber flakes leaving beading exposed.

Bottom Line:   
If you need vittoria low rolling resistance light weight front tyre for a time trial run on good road surfaces, It's great value. If your doing the Paris roubaix stick to the conti comps.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kwyer a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2011

Strengths:    Light, cheapest and best reduction of edge rotational weight.

Weaknesses:    They will not last long but then they are not meant too. Will not hold air more than a day so if you have to leave a bike in a compound overnight before a race these will not work as they will bleed down...but that is not what they are designed for.

Bottom Line:   
I put these on the wife's sprint triathlon race wheels so they only got about 100 miles on them...which is what they are made for. Light, light, light and on light tubulars it makes a super light setup. Compared to most tubes these take a 1/4 pound of rotational weight off at the permiter of the wheel where it has the most effect. She scored #1 age groups and top 5 women's bike pace in all five or her races. She is good, but these make her better. These are strickly for TT situations like TTs and sprint Ironman stuff for these. Also these are really for top 5 condender class, age group or overall, people where a few seconds really do matter.

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Favorite Ride:   Percy Warner Park

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None, not sure much else compares.

Bike Setup:   Quintana Roo Tiphoon, Bontrager X lite carbon tubulars(45mm), Vittoria Evo Crono (320 ply casing - newest model).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robert a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2008

Strengths:    rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    easily punctured

Bottom Line:   
Great tires, but easily punctured.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   ?

Similar Products Used:   Veloflex Record

Bike Setup:   Cervelo P2K Zipp disk and Hed tri spoke

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