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Old 08-04-16, 12:02 PM
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Vittoria Open Pave CG111 Road Tires

Well since i been on a bikes and tires binge of late, i just could not turn down the deal that Competitive Cyclist had on these tires. 55 percent off.Never used them or rode with them but for the price i must give them a try. Well i hope i like them as i bought 20 of them..HAH Anyone used these tires..?
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Yes! They are great tires and I used them all last year for some duathlons on some rough back roads. I really liked them and rode them on a Bianchi Impulso until it was time to change them out. Very nice ride and very durable; however, as with all things....YMMV.

Thanks for letting me know where to find another set.
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Anyone used these tires..?
They are *almost* as good as the tubulars.

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I have two pairs of the Pave and also use the Vittoria Corsa CX & SC.

All of these the Vittoria 320 tpi tires are really great. The Corsa is a little faster but the Pave is smoother with better grip.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I have two pairs of the Pave and also use the Vittoria Corsa CX & SC.

All of these the Vittoria 320 tpi tires are really great. The Corsa is a little faster but the Pave is smoother with better grip.

Vittoria is changing their line-up and the Corsa Evo CX and the Pave tubulars won't be available any longer.

I ordered a couple years supply of both.
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Yeah, I also grabbed a few pair last year, I wish I had purchased more;

Probikekit was selling two 700x25 Vittoria Corsa SC tanwall 320 tpi and 2 tubes for $76.99 with free freight to the US.



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I just went to the LBS and had them mounted and he had them on in about 30 minutes for both. I paid about 36.00 each and bought all 20 of them they had. Will be trying them out first thing in the morning and will report back. Nice looking tire i must say also..
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I just switched from 700x23c Challenge Criteriums to 700x25c Open Paves. The jury is still out: the tread's definitely thicker and wraps further around the sidewalls on the OP's and they don't feel quite as fast and lively, but I've only ridden them a couple of times. We'll see.


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Nice tires as i used them for the first time last night..
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
I just went to the LBS and had them mounted and he had them on in about 30 minutes for both.
You had the LBS put your tires on?
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
You had the LBS put your tires on?
Yes why not..? I do nothing but peddle the bikes and buy more stuff.. Why would you not have the LBS not put your tires on as its only 20.00 a set..
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I have recently gone on a tire buying binge of late. I honestly don't think i need any more tires for sometime
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Yes why not..? I do nothing but peddle the bikes and buy more stuff.. Why would you not have the LBS not put your tires on as its only 20.00 a set..


I dunno. That's such a simple job, I wouldn't trouble myself going to the LBS and waiting for them to do it.

I also had a crash years ago that I traced to someone (dunno if it was the bike manufacturer or the shop that put the new bike together) put the wrong sized tube in the tire (they inserted a 32mm tube instead of a 23mm tube). Since then, I've decided to pack my own parachute on safety items like tires.
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
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I have recently gone on a tire buying binge of late. I honestly don't think i need any more tires for sometime
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I dunno. That's such a simple job, I wouldn't trouble myself going to the LBS and waiting for them to do it.

I also had a crash years ago that I traced to someone (dunno if it was the bike manufacturer or the shop that put the new bike together) put the wrong sized tube in the tire (they inserted a 32mm tube instead of a 23mm tube). Since then, I've decided to pack my own parachute on safety items like tires.
I enjoy hanging out at the LBS and plus i give them a few bucks since i buy most things online and they also love me as i don't keep tires more then about 600 miles or so and i give them to the kids at the shop to use..
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
I enjoy hanging out at the LBS and plus i give them a few bucks since i buy most things online and they also love me as i don't keep tires more then about 600 miles or so and i give them to the kids at the shop to use..

Well, that's all good.

I've actually gone on a mini tire and tube buying spree myself recently. My go-to tire is the Michelin Pro-4 Endurance V2. It's being replaced by a newer version that reports say is inferior in some important respects, so I'm trying to stock up. I also found a bucket of Kenda Super Lite tubes with the smooth bore valve stems I prefer for only a few bucks each ... more stocking up.

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I enjoy hanging out at the LBS and plus i give them a few bucks since i buy most things online and they also love me as i don't keep tires more then about 600 miles or so and i give them to the kids at the shop to use..
You dropped like $700 on tires and wiped out their inventory.

A few years ago I started a fake BF profile called "MoneyBags" and I posted about how price was no object for anything and made funny threads about how anything less than the most expensive stuff was just not worthy of consideration.

I thought it was a clever prank, but TomStormcrowe found me out and put the kibosh on it... said there was a rule about one profile per person - no sock puppets allowed.

You're the new MoneyBags, except for real. Carry on.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
You dropped like $700 on tires and wiped out their inventory.

A few years ago I started a fake BF profile called "MoneyBags" and I posted about how price was no object for anything and made funny threads about how anything less than the most expensive stuff was just not worthy of consideration.

I thought it was a clever prank, but TomStormcrowe found me out and put the kibosh on it... said there was a rule about one profile per person - no sock puppets allowed.

You're the new MoneyBags, except for real. Carry on.
Actually close to 2 grand on tires between the Tufo's Vittoria Corsa G's and Vittoria Open Pave111..Those Vittoria Corsa G's were 90USD a piece times 10..Ouch Needless to say i am good on tires and tubes for awhile
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Actually close to 2 grand on tires between the Tufo's Vittoria Corsa G's and Vittoria Open Pave111..Those Vittoria Corsa G's were 90USD a piece times 10..Ouch Needless to say i am good on tires and tubes for awhile

Ha, yeah, I was only counting the Pavés. You will be storing all that fine rubber in a dedicated ozone-free refrigerator, right?
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I'm 6'3", 210 lbs, and Open Pave 27mm (measure 26) are the smallest tires I ride. The bike originally had tubies (gratis wheelset), and I ran a Challenge Parigi-Roubaix in the rear and Strada in the front, because the P-R wouldn't fit the fork.
Within a couple of years I had made more upgrades on the bike including a clincher wheelset, and been several thousand miles on the Open Paves.
I get 600 very fast and very comfortable miles from a rear, and 1100 from a front. The tread doesn't last as long as Challenge, but the bead is a lot easier to live with than the Challenge clinchers (I ran on two other bikes). The Vittorias have a taller profile that gives them a cushy ride.
Never looking back, I love these tires. Compared to tubulars, the open tubulars are cold-blooded. They start off harsh, but soften up when they warm and then you basically can't tell them from tubulars. (Tubulars are soft from the get-go on a cold morning)
The Open Paves run very well under rated pressure - I run 90 psi rear and 80 psi front.

Shop Wiggle for Open Paves. If you're running 25mm, I recommend Veloflex because they're cheaper and they're the same as the Thailand tires, but made in Italy by the former Vittoria employees



important ps here - latex tubes, always.

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