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Most flat resistant Vittoria model

Old 11-23-09, 07:29 PM
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Most flat resistant Vittoria model

It's time to get new tires and I can get Vittoria tires at a significant discount. But I'm getting confused with the line-up. Which is the most flat resistant?
And for those that have it, how does it compare to Gatorskin? I'm happy with my Gatorskin's flat protection, but the ride quality is terrible.
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Old 11-23-09, 08:13 PM
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Vittoria Open Pave CG, these tires are durable and as like other Open series Vits ride like tubs., tubulars, sew-ups whatever one chooses to call them. I used then after getting off of tubs ans on another bike since.
But can't honstly say how long they wear. I suffered two flats in about 2 or ot 3 seasons as I recall which were tube failures. I switch bikes anyway. This model is being replaced; on sale $60.
Vittoria Open pave CG 320tpi are the replacement, ten or so dollars more per tire. The 320 tpi along with other features; more kevlar..etc. makes'em "better". I see no down side to either tire. For me
the ride and handling are worth it..............tpi = thread count
Rubinos are on one bike; they're quite good and I'll replace them with the Paves when....
Diamantes are in between the two others. Most bikes that come with Vits. come with the latter two.
One bike I use 28mm Spec. Armadillos; big and bouncy, durable and I can underinflate to suit sandy road conditions where I live. I ride everywhere I choose to on those. They don't ride like the Paves, not even close. I DO appreciate them nonetheless. I may change them to the newest Paves if and when. My Rubinos are 25 BTW.
I can't write anything negative about Vits. I spent too much time on tubs to crit. them.
If you get the Paves, take the time to ck for bits of glass before & after a ride, you know, just like you ought to do with tubs. The compound of Vits. in general is sticky.
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I use the Rubino Pros, but I don't think that it's statistically significant that I haven't had a flat. Just luck. They do seem to wear wear, however
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Old 11-23-09, 09:26 PM
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I read the title as "most flat resistant Victoria model". I'm guessing the middle one:


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Old 11-23-09, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by RoboCheme View Post
I use the Rubino Pros, but I don't think that it's statistically significant that I haven't had a flat. Just luck. They do seem to wear wear, however
+1

(Is that statistically significant?)
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Old 11-23-09, 11:28 PM
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the Rubinos offer pretty damn good durability. that's be my choice, but, if you get em at super good deal there's few clinchers that ride as nice as the Open Corsa's. might as well treat yourself to some at least once.
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Old 11-24-09, 12:49 AM
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I've been riding on Rubino's for about 500 miles. They are flat resistant but (IMO) do not wear well. My rear tire is already "square" in the center of the tread and that's pretty significant for what I believe is less than the 500 miles I'm estimating.

Stay with the Gatorskins unless you can get the Vittorio's for less than 1/2 price. My riding partner has 1700 miles on his Gators with no flats. I do not believe that my Rubino's will last that long.
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Vittoria Paves are racing tyres. So you can expect them to wear out quickly. You can also expect them to be very fast and grippy. Conti Gatorskins are training tyres. So you cab expect them to last forever, roll slower and grip badly on wet roads. Contrary to what the manufacturers would have us believe, you can't have both, which is why there are cars with wheels on the roof following the Tour.
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Old 11-24-09, 03:51 AM
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Are you using foldable bead Gatorskin tires? If not, you could try it over the wire bead version. You may find a slight improvement in performance.

According to tire specifications, the Zaffiro is the most puncture resistant tire of the Vittoria range.

I've used the Zaffiro tire with no (major) issues so far.

Some other Vittoria tires mentioned above including Rubino Pro and Open Corsa Evo tires have less puncture resistance than the Zaffiro tires.

Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires appear to be more puncture resistant than the Zaffiro's. The ride quality (comfort and speed) is about the same for both the Gatorskin's and the Zaffiro's.
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Just a note that while Gatorskins seem to be a good flat resistant tire, they're not the most supple rubber you're going to put on your wheels. Depending on your weight/riding style you might want to run them at a few psi less than your fair-weather tires.

Incidently, the most flat resistant tire is the one you check before or after rides for embedded glass or debris. If someone had told me that when I started riding road bikes I would have saved about 50 tubes and a dozen tires from failure.
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Alright, here's the Vittoria website, tech page:
https://vittoria.com/index.php?option...=53&Itemid=156
Diamante Pro has Integra, and Rubino Pro has PBR.
Does anyone have experience with Diamante?
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i'm riding open corsa's no problems here
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These have impressed me:
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Vi...re/5360035180/

I'm 220-225 lbs. Tires hold up well on some of the roughest roads in SoCal. Priced right as well.
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Originally Posted by hao View Post
Alright, here's the Vittoria website, tech page:
https://vittoria.com/index.php?option...=53&Itemid=156
Diamante Pro has Integra, and Rubino Pro has PBR.
Does anyone have experience with Diamante?
Diamantes have been my main tire for 2 seasons now. Wear and puncture resistance equal to Rubino which is half of Open corsa. Ride quality and handling in between Open Corsa and Rubino Pro. IMO the extra cost of Diamantes over Rubino pro is definitely worth it. The extra cost of Open Corsa is worth it for racing but not quite enough for training.
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Originally Posted by clausen View Post
Diamantes have been my main tire for 2 seasons now. Wear and puncture resistance equal to Rubino which is half of Open corsa. Ride quality and handling in between Open Corsa and Rubino Pro. IMO the extra cost of Diamantes over Rubino pro is definitely worth it. The extra cost of Open Corsa is worth it for racing but not quite enough for training.
I have had very good luck with Rubino Pros. I have been using them for 4-5 years, riding >5,000mi/ yr. During this time, I have had only 2 flats. One flat was a blowout after skidding sideways down a very rough road, and the second being a puncture on wet roads.

I have consistently getting 4,000mi+ on rear tires and 8,000mi+ on front tires. I weight 160lbs and generally ride on good quality country roads, with about 4mi of chip/seal on a 40mi ride.
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Thanks all.
I'm gonna start with Rubino Pro and see how I like it.
Anyone have the Slick version? I ride in wet weather often, and it seems that people are not happy with how the Slick performs when wet.
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