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Old 12-31-07, 03:12 PM   #1
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vittoria rubino pros/white...gift

I'm after a belated holiday gift for a friend. I need some Vittoria Rubino Pros in white in 700/23 to match a nice old road frame. I know, wrong subforum, but I know this is where to go for fancy bike gear.

I don't think they make Michelin Pro Race 2 in white, do they?

*these are the only two tires I've ridden extensively, so I'm partial to them*

Looking to stay around $40. I've found them, but they are backordered with no idea of shipping date.
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Old 12-31-07, 03:22 PM   #2
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I've seen those go for $50-70 per tire on eBay. Are you set on the Rubinos because the entire tread is white, not just the sidewalls? Because if you don't care, I would recommend Soma Everwears. They're like $35, and incredibly tough, but probably kinda heavy. The white tread on Rubinos would get pretty ugly pretty fast, unless you're not planning on riding the bike.

EDIT: Maybe it's just Zaffiros with the fully white tread, I don't remember.
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Old 12-31-07, 03:26 PM   #3
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I posted this also on the Road forum:

Not Rubinos, but still under $40:

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=Y1303
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The Rubinos have a black center stripe, then white, then black near the rim meet-up. I am not set on any particular tire, but I have ridden these for many miles and think they give a good ride at a decent price.
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For $10 the pro race 2's give an even more superior ride. Not availble in white though.
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the vittoria evo open corsa cx tires are the ****ing ultrajam. they have one of the lowest rolling resistances on the market. i would, however, caution against using them on a bike that you're ever going to skid on. they are very soft and will wear very quickly.
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http://www.qbike.com/cgi-bin/find.cg...ittoria+rubino

http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...=27&site=qbike

Vredestein makes a white tire.
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