I originally purchased several sets of these tires at a cycling club shop night because we got a compelling deal. That was my first experience with the G2.0 variant of these, although I have used Rubino tires for many years before that. My experience with prior generations of Rubino was always at least very good, and at time excellent. Good road feel and decent to very good tread life. The G2.0s have lived up to that. With the exception of an unfortunate sidewall flat, I've had good luck and good riding on these. Definitely recommend.
I've been an avid rider (over 2000 miles per season) for more than 40 years. I have used these tires for at least the last 10 or 15 years. They wear well, are very puncture proof, and have a low rolling resistance. Can't beat them for the money.
I reviewed these last year, and they had been performing very well out of the gate. Over the summer and fall, I rode on them 3-4 times a week. No issues.
One year later - one just suffered sidewall failure and the other is showing significant sidewall cracking. Total miles around 3,000. I expected a bit more out of these, but they just didn't go the distance.
I had three flats within a two week period on the expensive tires I had been riding. I found the Vittoria Rubino G2.0 tires as they had been advertised as being engineered to resist punctures and they have performed admirably. I'll never pay top dollar for inferior tires again.
After years riding on Zaffiros, I was disappointed with the recent redesign (not as tough). So I upgraded to the Rubinos and Immediately noticed improved handling.
I don't ride on a demanding surface (paved rail-trail), but I put a lot of miles on my tires and ride as aggressively as conditions permit. I have about 200 miles on the Rubinos so far and they feel great. Time will tell if they'll go the distance.
They were as easy to mount as the Zaffiros (700x25mm).
I ride a mix of rough & smooth roads with occasional bike paths on a carbon Colagno and am amazed by the agility and confidence these tires delivered after replacing older German brand tires. Much stronger stiffer sidewalks plus more tread depth.