My sense is I bought the wrong vittoria randonneur tires. It is appears and I am looking for validation that there are two distinctly different tires that share the same name.
I bought the basic vittoria randonneur 32c tires which btw measure 29mm in width.
These have I believe 60tpi and to me they are heavy and feel stiff as a board no matter what pressure I run them at...which makes sense because they have a stiff carcass due to low thread count and serious flat protection which they are good at.
Enter vittoria randonneur cross 120tpi tires. Still great flat protection...likely still a bit heavy but I presume a totally different tire in terms of flexibility because of twice the thread count. It bemuses me to understand why Vittorria would use the same name to market such distinctly different tires.
Can those that have experimented with maybe both low and high thread count randonneur tires comment on their findings?