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Source for Vittoria Voyager Hyper (formerly Randonneur Hyper) in 700x32?

Old 09-18-17, 10:22 AM
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Source for Vittoria Voyager Hyper (formerly Randonneur Hyper) in 700x32?

My Randonneur Hypers are the best tires I've ever owned, but they are starting to get a bit worn. I figured I should buy some spares, and discovered that they have been renamed "Voyager Hyper". Ok, but it turns out no one seems to have them in 700x32. I've been looking the past few months off and on, and come up empty.

Does anyone know if Vittoria are still producing Hypers in this size? Are they a special-order item only? Hard to believe, as last I recall, they were a forum favorite here for commuting and touring. Although it has been several years...
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I found it in 35mm but that's the closest I see.

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2...iABEgJFNvD_BwE

Maybe you'd learn to love the extra 3mm?

Why do you love this tire so much? The tread pattern looks cool.
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Originally Posted by mark03 View Post
My Randonneur Hypers are the best tires I've ever owned, but they are starting to get a bit worn. I figured I should buy some spares, and discovered that they have been renamed "Voyager Hyper". Ok, but it turns out no one seems to have them in 700x32. I've been looking the past few months off and on, and come up empty.

Does anyone know if Vittoria are still producing Hypers in this size? Are they a special-order item only? Hard to believe, as last I recall, they were a forum favorite here for commuting and touring. Although it has been several years...
Here you go: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVO...r-folding-tyre

It's even got a reflective stripe on it for you
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Old 09-18-17, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
I found it in 35mm but that's the closest I see.

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2...iABEgJFNvD_BwE

Maybe you'd learn to love the extra 3mm?

Why do you love this tire so much? The tread pattern looks cool.
I have them in 40mm, and they are very good. That said...I like them because they are about the fastest, reasonably priced tire out there that comes in larger sizes.

If I was looking for a 32mm...I would get the 28mm GP4000iis, which measures more like 30-31mm from what I hear. I have it in 25 mm and its very good; sort of the gold standard for road tires.
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Why love them?

Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
I found it in 35mm but that's the closest I see.

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2...iABEgJFNvD_BwE

Maybe you'd learn to love the extra 3mm?


Why do you love this tire so much? The tread pattern looks cool.
Light weight, folding, super smooth rolling and many many thousands of flat free miles for me on urban debris strewn roads and well maintained gravel bike paths.
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Old 09-18-17, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by motorapido View Post
Light weight, folding, super smooth rolling and many many thousands of flat free miles for me on urban debris strewn roads and well maintained gravel bike paths.
Same here. Also, I haven't surveyed the market lately, but slicks > 30mm used to be quite difficult to find. The Hypers were one of the few good options (not entirely treadless, but almost). My Specialized Sirrus only accommodates the 700x32 size.

Thanks for the Planet X link! Weird that you have to order them from the UK, for [what used to be?] such a popular tire and size. But their price, with current promotions, is less than half of any US-based retailer!! I went ahead and ordered four... just in case...
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Originally Posted by mark03 View Post
Same here. Also, I haven't surveyed the market lately, but slicks > 30mm used to be quite difficult to find. The Hypers were one of the few good options (not entirely treadless, but almost). My Specialized Sirrus only accommodates the 700x32 size.

Thanks for the Planet X link! Weird that you have to order them from the UK, for [what used to be?] such a popular tire and size. But their price, with current promotions, is less than half of any US-based retailer!! I went ahead and ordered four... just in case...
How do they handle on the occasional short cut across a dirt path? Obviously they won't handle as well as a full knobby mountain tire, but are they usable on the occasional hard pack dirt path?

I take short cuts behind a few stores on my commute sometimes. I'm mostly pavement and the occasional gravel rail trail. But once in a while I hit the dirt for a short cut.
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I don't hesitate to ride mine on packed gravel or dry dirt. Loose gravel, not so much, although the wider sizes might do better there. I've taken my bike on the Iron Horse trail, from east of Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle, and felt quite secure. (That was the only time I ever got a flat on the Hypers.) I also used them for a month-long tour in the Netherlands which involved some forest riding on dirt roads, with no trouble.
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Originally Posted by mark03 View Post
Same here. Also, I haven't surveyed the market lately, but slicks > 30mm used to be quite difficult to find. The Hypers were one of the few good options (not entirely treadless, but almost). My Specialized Sirrus only accommodates the 700x32 size.

Thanks for the Planet X link! Weird that you have to order them from the UK, for [what used to be?] such a popular tire and size. But their price, with current promotions, is less than half of any US-based retailer!! I went ahead and ordered four... just in case...
No prob on the link. Would now be a bad time to tell you I got mine for $17 each last year on planet X?
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No prob on the link. Would now be a bad time to tell you I got mine for $17 each last year on planet X?
Arghh...! Well, some of the widths are cheaper than others. 700x35mm is cheap at the moment. Also, the GBP has risen against the dollar somewhat since then, although it is still cheap compared to pre-Brexit.

Still beats Schwalbe by a long shot.
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Still beats Schwalbe by a long shot.
Yeah the Vittoria is a fantastic tire in every way. I like the big brands of bike tires, but I like Panaracer and Vittoria because they're less expensive than Schwalbe and Continental.
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Rolling the Vittoria Hypers 32's on my Bianchi Volpe.
Love these tires. Light, fast, smooth, enough flat protection for me.
Just ordered 4 more folding Vittoria Voyager Hypers from PlanetX. $80 shipped, $20 per tire.
Brown, reflective, 35's.
Too good a deal to pass up.
Current pair of 32's showing some wear. Now I have 2 backup sets or may put one pair on my wife's 1982 Univega mixte.
Both of these bikes are a shade of royal to sky blue. Brown Voyagers should look sharp on the bikes.
The 32's roll so well. Hope the 35's aren't noticeably slower. Sure that they will be comfy and fast once underway.

Planet X Vittoria Voyager Hypers Brown 35's

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wow- deceptive to have a black tire as the default pic, but sell only brown.

I got a set of 35s from planetX last year and finally started using them. Really wish I had bought more sizes before they ran out. Whats amazing is how great opinions and reviews are of the tire, yet it wasnt replaced with anything comparable.
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