Tight on the rim, but smooth on the ride...I thought maybe the whole graphene thing was just marketing and couldn't beat the laws of Physics. They were a huge positive surprise after being a confirmed Michelin Man for 25 years. These babies really hug the road and surface!
I'm a casual cyclist who occasionally rides short distances. These tires were a replacement for the original tires, and the bike was purchased in 2012. Therefore, keep that in mind while reading my review. I've only put about 40 miles on these tires, but so far really like them. I like the tread design, and they are faster than my old tires. Also, they were easy to install. I usually ride on the shoulder of a main road, and occasionally encounter glass and other road debris. So far, I'm completely satisfied with this tire.
Bought a set of 30mm for my commuter bike. These tires give a lot of confidence with the ride and traction they provide. I got about 500 miles on them before I got my first flat - a large thorn punctured right through the middle band of the tire. I never experienced anything like that with my previous continental gp all seasons, so I'm faced with a trade off. I will continue to ride the Pro G until the next flat, then it's back to the Contis. Will see if I was just really unlucky or if the durability of these tires is overstated.
I am a weekend recreational cyclist and ride approximately 4500 miles yr outside, including a lot of climbing.
I had seen some good reviews of this tire and decides to try them on my new road bike,
(To be honest, I was attracted to the bling factor of it being one of the few tires offered with a red sidewall stripe which happen to look great on my bike), and reviews indicated it was an all around fast durable tire.
In general, I like them, but not quite as much as the Continental GP4000s series tires.
I had 3 flats in my first few months of riding (could have been bad luck) and the tires seem to wear a bit faster
and have less grip than the Conti's.
I'm still generally happy with them, but I think the Conti's are a better value, more durable, and higher quality clincher tire.
I have been able to ride these tires on a few rides now, and I am super impressed. The roll well, have excellent grip, and do a great job at flat prevention. I have ridden them in the rain and have found they do excellent there as well. I have done long gravel descents with out any issues, and I have done full speed curvy descents with confidence all while enjoying a surprisingly supple ride for a training clincher tire. This is a great all around tire and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a fast, grippy, and reliable tire.
3rd set of Rubino Pro tires. I'm 6' 0' - 185 - the roads available in Wyoming are primarily chip seal where I ride and usually full of shoulder debris and sand and gravel left from road salting and sanding. With my weight and the road type I do not get the miles out of these tires that I see in others reviews. I'm also one who will put on new rubber at the slightest sign of squaring off. If I rotate every 500 I might get more miles. I'm on a Trek so I've used some of the Bontrager lines as well some of the Michelin lines. Others I ride with swear by the Contas but after trying my first Rubinos I've kept buying them as I need them. Flats are few and it seems like when I do get a flat it's from metal - I can find the only braid on the road for 50 miles. Never had one due to glass or sharp gravel schards. I'm anxious for the snow and ice to be gone to see how this new line of compound and the graphene hold up under my weight and the endless miles of chip seal - easy to mount with minimal rolling resistance. Bike is black so I get the red sidewall just for the way it looks - have run size 23 but prefer the 25 just for a little more air under my 57 year old butt. I change out at around 1200-1500 miles. Trek on
I'm an endurance cyclist and puts on some long mileage so I need a dependable tire that will get me up the mountain climbs and handle the back roads out in the forest roads, the Rubino has served me very well and I am extremely happy with it!
These are my go to every ride tire since they provide a high level of performance at a reasonable price. I've gtten great mileage from these tires on all sorts of road surfaces with very few punctures.
I have been using Rubino Pro for years. They last me about 3,500 to 4,000 miles, unless I was lucky enough to hit a large nail just right. I used to get the orange and black and now get the red and black.
These tires have been fast and smooth, great for paved roads and for the moderate gravel roads in my area. Also, these tires went on my rims surprisingly easily. Didn't even need to use levers. At $36 each I wouldn't hesitate to buy these again.