Always loved Vittoria tires, like the Corsa, Rubino Pro Slick and the Randonneur. Pulled the trigger on these after a casing failure on my (formerly) beloved Vredestein Fortezza TriComps. I ride a lot of chip seal roads, and after the Vreds let me down, I decided to go with a slightly heavier tire even though I read a few reviews complaining about sluggish feel and higher rolling resistance. This hasn't been my experience. They get up to speed quickly and just want to keep rolling. Paired with Vittoria latex tubes, the road feel, which is admittedly a subjective thing, is downright supple. Even more so than the Vreds. Fantastic grip in the corners, too. Inspires a lot of confidence, which I especially notice and appreciate on high-speed mountain descents. The 2-pack is a great value, too. Winner winner.
I had been using 4 season tires with kevlar side walls for a while when a friend recommended I try Vitorria tires with a cotton side wall. They were much improved ride but they were not very durable. After a couple of flats I got rid of them. Then I read about these tires and immediately tried them out. Not only do they have a great ride and excellent grip, but they have been durable. I use them on the tough new england roads for 3 seasons and I have never had a problem. (I do switch to those kevlar tires in winter since changing a flat on an icy day is no fun)