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Old 03-16-16, 12:56 PM
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Anyone using Vittoria Randonneur Cross Tires

Anyone using the Vittoria Randonneur Cross Tires in 700C or 26in for Commuting or Bike Touring on the Road???

How are they and How do they hold up to Flat Protection and How are the Sidewalls and Bead for Mounting on the Rim and Unmounting from the Rim???


26x1.75 44-559 590gm 45-70psi


I am thinking of using the Vittoria Randonneur Cross Tires 26X1.75 on Surly LHT 26in and right now
I am using Continental Touring Plus 26X1.75 tires on my bike
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My Buzz came with them stock. Swapped them for regular Randos. Could feel the tread knobs in fast corners,and they add a touch of drag. I'd only run them if you're doing a fair bit of off road or as light snow tires.

If memory serves,Rando's only come in 1.5" in 26". If you're looking for wider,Conti has a Tour Ride in 1.75",or Schwalbe has a range of tires in 2".
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My Buzz came with them stock. Swapped them for regular Randos. Could feel the tread knobs in fast corners,and they add a touch of drag. I'd only run them if you're doing a fair bit of off road or as light snow tires.

If memory serves,Rando's only come in 1.5" in 26". If you're looking for wider,Conti has a Tour Ride in 1.75",or Schwalbe has a range of tires in 2".
The Vittoria Randoneur Cross come in 26x1.75 at REI $35.00 and right now I am using
Continental Touring Plus 26X1.75


I don't like Schwalbe Tires
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Regular Randos only come in 1.5".

You don't like Schwalbe? I like Randos,but Big Apples and Marathon Supremes are much nicer.
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Regular Randos only come in 1.5".

You don't like Schwalbe? I like Randos,but Big Apples and Marathon Supremes are much nicer.
I was using Schwalbe Tour Plus 26x1.75 very hard to remove from Sun-Ringle Rhyno lite XL 26in Rim
and I will not used them Anymore! and I am a fixedincome at $58.99 a tire and
that is why I am using Continental Touring Plus and I can't use 26X1.5/1.6 tires and 2.0
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I got them stock on my Raleigh Sojourn. 700x35

I am quite happy with them. No flats (knock wood) in ~1000 miles on broken-glass-covered city streets. The Sojourn and the LHT have some similarities.

So far, I use my Sojourn for commuting, errands and joy rides...no touring yet.
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I have them in that size on my MTB/porteur. Decent tire with good flat protection, but are definitely harder to mount, and noticeably slower than the Schwalbes they replaced.
I also have the Vittoria randonneur trail on my trekking bike, also a decent tire with good flat protection, and tougher than average to mount. One thing I have noticed with the Vittorias is they seem to wear much faster than Schwalbes, and may not be any savings in the long run. I will probably replace them with Greanguard marathons when the time comes.
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I think there was a thread on these about a year ago. One of the biggest complaints (and I contributed) was that they were a PITA to get on-and-off some brands of rims. I used to be able to get 700x35s at REI, and those were great. My local REI now only sells the 700x32 and they would not fit on my Vuelta rims. I returned them and got a pair of Serfas Segas in 700x28, and have had no problems with them while commuting. The puncture-resistance feature seems to be working as I haven't had any flats yet. However, they don't have any tread, but that doesn't matter much to me in sunny Southern California.

FWIW: You're still here in Southern California after ranting on how bad it was when touring last fall?
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I used them on my commuter for a while, until they wore out and I couldn't easily get replacements. I liked them in 700x35c. I think I had the "Pro" (kevlar bead) version, though. They rolled pretty well on pavement and stone dust and dirt trails, and I didn't get any punctures until they were nearly bald.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
I think there was a thread on these about a year ago.
I read all the post on this Bikeforums and I am looking for fresh input on Tires before I buy them
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
and I can't use 26X1.5/1.6 tires and 2.0
Why? Only way I could see is if your rims are too wide for 1.5",and your fenders too narrow for 2". If you could use 1.5 or 2",REI has Serfas Drifters in those sizes for less than $35:
https://www.rei.com/product/793099/s...y-tire-26-x-15
https://www.rei.com/product/724622/s...y-tire-26-x-20

I've run these,and liked them. Rolled well,no flats,ok in snow.
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Why? Only way I could see is if your rims are too wide for 1.5",and your fenders too narrow for 2". If you could use 1.5 or 2",REI has Serfas Drifters in those sizes for less than $35:
https://www.rei.com/product/793099/s...y-tire-26-x-15
https://www.rei.com/product/724622/s...y-tire-26-x-20

I've run these,and liked them. Rolled well,no flats,ok in snow.
My rear Rim is Sun-Ringle Rhyno lite XL 26in 36h 29.2mm wide Specs say 26x1.75
My front Rim is 2013 Velocity Cliffhanger26in 36h 28mm wide

as for 26x2.0 is my stand over on my Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008
so I use 26x1.75 44/47-559
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