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Old 12-19-08, 01:20 PM
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Vitoria Rubino Pro

I bought some of these off PBK a few weeks ago. At the shop I work at I would have had to order them too and pay cost + 10%, and it would have been more. So I got them as sort of a Training ish tire. Well they are a great ridding and handling tire but that is about it, more or less just a lower end race tire. I thought since team CSC used them as a training tire they might last a while but I got more miles from a Michelin PR3. And I shredded the front on a thin piece of metal. Now I have a Maxxis Detonator on the front and the rear Rubino is about finished.
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Old 12-19-08, 01:29 PM
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They cut up easily
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Old 12-19-08, 02:00 PM
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Vittoria open corsas are probably better.
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You've got to spell the name right: Vittoria.

My experience has been precisely the opposite: the Rubino Pros last forever, but the Michelins don't handle as nicely and are more prone to flats.
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Old 12-19-08, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
You've got to spell the name right: Vittoria.

My experience has been precisely the opposite: the Rubino Pros last forever, but the Michelins don't handle as nicely and are more prone to flats.
How about Rubino Pros vs. Open Corsas?
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Well, I haven't used the Open Corsas, so I don't know. On the PBK website they cost either 1/3 more or twice as much as the Rubino Pros, so one would either assume or hope that they would be somewhat superior.
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Old 12-19-08, 02:37 PM
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I think the whole tire being ****ty because it cuts easy is lame. Because for the most part any time that comes in contact with a piece of sharp metal will likely cut. I have not had a single problem with Rubino Pro tires.
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Old 12-19-08, 02:41 PM
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I've used both. I had the Rubino's on a commuter bike (in NYC) and they lasted a good long time...at least a full season. I switched over to Gatorskins for the added protection (those feel way heavier) but the Rubino's were fine.

The Open Corsa's I have on my good road bike and they too have held up well. But they are lighter and feel better.
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Old 12-19-08, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
You've got to spell the name right: Vittoria.

My experience has been precisely the opposite: the Rubino Pros last forever, but the Michelins don't handle as nicely and are more prone to flats.
My experience too. I have always thought the Rubino Pros to be an outstanding value (esp. from pbk.com). Right up there with Conti GP4000 but significantly less expensive.
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Old 12-19-08, 03:05 PM
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Never tried the Open Corsas. I've used Rubino Pros all this season and have nothing but positive things to say.
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Old 12-19-08, 04:16 PM
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I have Rubino Pros on one bike and Pro race 3s on the other, I like them both.
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Hi,

This is good to hear from the later posters as I bought four tires from PBK when they were $14 each. Haven't put them on the bike yet.
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I got pro's and they do cut up easy, compared to my $12 performance tires,only a couple flats (due to me riding over glass), never had a handling issue, cornering around 20-25 leaning hard they feel good. I got 2000 on mine.

I'll prob get mich 3's come race season though.
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Old 12-19-08, 04:37 PM
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They are a cheap great ridding tire, but they didn't give me the mileage I was expecting is all I am saying.
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Old 12-19-08, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
Hi,

This is good to hear from the later posters as I bought four tires from PBK when they were $14 each. Haven't put them on the bike yet.
I did this too. Going to use them as race/training tires. Might buy PR3's for my race only wheels since the wheels are almost 1700 grams and using light tubes and wheels might make them about the same weight as my 'lighter' wheels.

Probably not till next season though, since I already have all these tires. Heh.
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I'd pick up Kendas as training tires.. even their top of the line are relatively cheap.. they last FOREVER-
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Old 12-19-08, 04:58 PM
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Got over 2000 miles out of my last pair of Rubino Pros. Great tires. Switched 'em out for some Michelin 'Krylion' tires and they were damn good too.

I like them both.
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Originally Posted by Wino Ryder View Post
Got over 2000 miles out of my last pair of Rubino Pros. Great tires. Switched 'em out for some Michelin 'Krylion' tires and they were damn good too.

I like them both.
Done the same thing and agree with you both good tires
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Old 12-20-08, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by gfrance View Post
I've used both. I had the Rubino's on a commuter bike (in NYC) and they lasted a good long time...at least a full season. I switched over to Gatorskins for the added protection (those feel way heavier) but the Rubino's were fine.

The Open Corsa's I have on my good road bike and they too have held up well. But they are lighter and feel better.
Nearly exactly my experience, except I went w/t Continental 4 Seasons (which I am loving, by the way)

There is no comparison between the Rubino's and Open Corsa's. The former is a sturdy heavier, training tire and the latter a race tire, and a very good one. If a guy is having durability/destructibility issues with Rubino's (not my experience) he definitely does not want the Open Corsa's.

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I've ridden Rubino Pros for years on my training wheels. I typically get about 2000 miles on them. When I raced clinchers I would use Open Corsa's. The Opens are sweet but because they are so soft they don't last nearly as long. Now I ride Open Cora's on tubulars for race tires.
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Another for Rubino Pro!

They do tend to square-off and are on the heavy side, yet have been very reliable in my experience. I think the rolling resitance may be higher compared to PR2, PR3 and Conti GP4000s (I use/used all the above) but I would buy them again. I don't think I'd race on them, but for sure I'd train and commute on them.

I think they're something like 243g...not extremely heavy.

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Old 12-20-08, 02:58 PM
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Im running them right now and i like em.

Just as good as the PR2s i used to have, but not as good as the PR3....then again....they do last longer than the PR3.
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my f4 came with some rubino pros, they are ok but they do cut up too easily and they also don't have the best grip/feel

i switched them out for some conti 4000s, the contis feel much better and are lighter, i will use these from now on, although i have to say i get flats more often in the contis, if you don't mind a SLIGHTLY heavier tire i would recommend the conti gatorskin, best of both worlds IMO
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I personally like the rubino pros, soft and good overall tire.. They only last about 2k but that is fine, they are cheap.. I think the conti 4000's are a solid tire, they feel a little harder on the road and last a little longer.. After about 1500 miles they seem to get a little slick and don't hold to the road as they were out of the box.. Either tire is a good solid choice for under 250 gram tire.. I also buy mine from PBK, the price at the local shops is 2x-3x as much..
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Good value for the price. Okay to race on, good to train on. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT race on wet pavement with them - heck, I wouldn't even train in the wet on them.
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