I use these on a dedicated roadracing bike, and they've now been through a few hundred miles, including two triathlons, with a 20 mile component and 56 mile cycling leg. They've held up extremely, zero flats, no noticeable wear. They feel a bit faster, relative to my entry-level training tires, but the biggest difference is that they feel much more secure on tight turns. This has led to a big improvement in my cycling, as handling was one of my weaker aspects. Highly recommend these tires, particularly for the price.
I was lucky enough to snag a pair of these brand new tires before we even got our first shipment, and—this being the dead of winter—I threw them on my road training bike to abuse them outside of their comfort zone. Traditionally, Vittoria's elite Corsa models are thoroughbred race tires through-and-through, so for training purposes I was signing up to accept the risk of a few extra "roadside breaks." A couple of minutes spent patching tubes would be worth the promise of an extra supple ride and super amazing handling, right? To my surprise, this new Corsa design actually surpassed my pessimistic preconceptions, raising the bar on pretty much every front.
First off, the ride quality rivals that of tubulars. Yeah, everyone says that when talking about high-end clincher tires, but this is the real deal. I'm on the lighter end of the spectrum, and have been running the 700c x 25mm variety a little below 90PSI. The result is super speedy and road-conforming, even on rough pavement and gravel. The supple casing construction allows the tire to float over surface imperfections without any of the buzz or chatter you get with rigid training tires or lesser race tires (it makes them easier to mount too, but your experience may vary :) ). As for the grip, the brand new G+ compound is a shockingly noticeable step up from the already pretty great multi-stage compounds of the previous Corsa and Rubino lines. Combined with the slightly lower pressures I've been running, this new rubber layup delivers such positive cornering feedback, it actually begs you to lean a little further than you might normally when navigating twisty, technical decents.
Finally, despite these major performance enhancements, and after a couple hundred harsh winter miles, I am surprised to have not yet experienced any significant trade-offs in the durability department. That said, I should still point out that obviously these are far from the toughest tires on the block. As I eluded to above, they're designed for competitive conditions and the demands of pro riders—all-out speed and superb cornering traction come first. So while the Corsas are absolutely ideal for groomed course conditions and summer hammer-fests, if you're going to use them in a similar training capacity to my experience on them, you'll have to be a bit careful about where you aim your wheel (broken glass and potholes should be avoided, for starters). All disclaimers aside, they're tougher than they let on.
So, if you've stuck with me so far I'll do you a favor and wrap this up quickly. By way of summation, I'd dare to say that with an exceptional ride, outstanding grip, and surprising durability for a competition-worthy race tire, Vittoria's new Corsa design is up there with some of the best tires I've ever had the pleasure to ride. Another glass of Kool-Aid please.
Have used for commuting an training noe on second set. Using latex tubes and ride is fast and excellent. Puncture resistance is fair. I have almost all my flats with wire from truck steel belted debris. Riding a lot in wet and cold and doing well. Using high pressure because of pot holes with winter and rain in north Texas.
Ive spent this season on these- 5000 on this bike . Great traction and handling, one flat after the tread was down to paper thin- and it was slow enough to pump up and ride home! The 5th (!!!) time l dug a glass sliver out of the tires- one that never got through to puncture, l was sold! Hard to mount, but arent they all?
Love love love these tires! Super gummy, grippy and smooth. Ive used the 25 and 28. The compromise is that they do tend to wear a bit quicker than other tires, particularly in the rear. I used my 25mm rear for about 800 miles before I was getting a bunch of flats due to the tire getting thin and cut up. Front lasted about 1500 miles. 28mm fit nicely in my Fuji SL, SRAM Aerolite brake combo, and ride like a dream.
Typical rear tire mileage for me is 700, this tire lasted 1300. The front was 2000 and I changed it to match new rear. I tried the Rubino Pro G and rear lasted 700. Both tires have less cuts in them. Next time I'll try the harder version for the rear tire.
I love the tire. It's a great and smooth ride. They feel like the old sew-ups I used to race on. The only bummer is they seem to wear out quick and I get flats somewhat often. Maybe it's a better tire for racing than training?
These tires are light, and glide on the smooth pavement. An added plus is that they look great. Unfortunately, they are not as durable as I had hoped. I read about the new graphene for increased durability. I've got about 900 miles on them, and I will need to replace very soon. the tread cuts easily, and one of the cuts has just penetrated the rubber a little. A more major concern is that some of the rubber at the siping edge of the contact patch is starting to detach. Almost like it was glued on, and I don't want it to come unglued on a long descent. Nice tires, but safety and durability are suspect.
The ride with these tires is excellent.
Grip in cornersweather can't be beat.
Love everything about the tires.
Except how they wear or last.
I can't get very miles out of these tires before they are showing extensive wear. Verses the price of the tire, I view that as a disappointment.
During my 25 years of road bike riding I have tried many different brands of tires. Some tires wear longer or are somewhat more puncture resistant than others but frankly they all pretty much felt the same to me while riding until I tried Vottoria Corsa G Clinchers. These tires feel smoother and more connected to the road than any other tires I've used. They wear a little faster than some but okay. I get about 1500 miles rear and twice that for the front tire. Puncture resistance seems as good as most tires. My only gripe is that they have to be the most difficult tires I have ever had to mount on the wheel but once they are on they are great.
I loved the Pave tires and these are just as good. Hold the road well, petty good puncture resistance (they are soft though and get little slits like the Paves used to). I just rode Tour de Blast (Mt. St. Helens) and the road had some recent 'chipseal' (WA504) - never seen so many flats. Reports of over 50! - me? No flats, though I did stop on the way down to pick out little obsidian pieces of chips every 10-20 miles. Left little slits though the tires seem ok. I use 25s.