Featured User Review: Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX
Price: $60 at Veloswap
Review Date: November 4, 2010
Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 5 of 5
Colnago CT2 HP, Campagnolo Record 10, Mavic R-Sys SL, Zero Gravity Negative G, Deda Arimo and Spectrum, Selle Italia Max Flite, Keywin CRM Titanium pedals.
Ironman Route – Penticton BC Canada
Okay, at first, I was asking myself what all the fuss was about these 320 tpi Vittorias. After riding it for the first time today, I finally know first hand that I will NEVER go back to 120 tpi on a dry day and clear pavement. These tires are freakin’ amazing. At 120 psi, these tires reduced the rattling from the carbon brake levers to a muffled vibration – NO JOKE. The Continental GP4000s and the Michelin Pro3Race are definitely great tires, but they are quite harsh at 120 psi. I have read the comments regarding punctures and air leakage, but these tires are claimed “special event” or race-day tires so I will definitely make sure these tires are ridden on those special days. I will definitely be looking forward to those dry days when I can ride the Vittorias over the Conti’s or the Michelins.
Extremely supple, reduced the rattling of the brake levers on rough pavement to a muffled vibration. These tires are very very comfortable to ride on – NO JOKE. They are worth the price, but do remember, that these are race-day tires and should only be used on those special days. I love the markings on these tires – if you know tires, the markings are distinctively Vittoria’s.
Air leakage of about 40 psi over 4 days, but I pump my tires before every ride, so a non-issue for me. Knowing that these tires easily puncture, and weaker sidewalls, I will make it a point to ride them on special event days. These are not commuter tires, people – reserve those days for your less expensive 120 tpi tires.
Similar Products Used:
Michelin Pro3Race, Continental GP4000.
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