These are my favorite road tires for daily riding & racing. Consistent tires; no flats in 2 sets of tires over 5 years. This is my 3rd set of them in maybe 8 years just due to the mileage I put them through. The only flats Iï¿½ve had were due to tube valve stem leaks & not the tires. Good grip on curves & downhills at speed. Iï¿½m not super aggressive on wet roads, but no sliding when raining. Used them for 11,000 feet of climbing/descending in Colorado with no concerns.
I have used these tires in various iterations over the years, and NEVER had a flat! I ride on fairly flat roads that are blacktop and chip and seal. I usually get 6,000 miles out of them before they have to be retired. They are easy to mount on my Boyd Altamont rims that have a 19.86mm internal width for reference. The 26c width balloons out to 28mm, and the 28c width measures 31mm on my rims. They are not the fastest tires, but I do not race or compete either. Get these tires! Very dependable and bulletproof!
The Vittoria Rubino is the perfect combo of fast training tire, and perfect for the occasional group ride, that you know.... turns into an all out race. Corner's well, smooth AND flat resistant! Great value for the price!
Many of my cycling buddies go with thorn resistant tires (Gator skins) and they're welcome to it. I like these tires for my road bike, they just handle better. road feel, ride quality, ease of install. And I get good mileage out of them. I rarely have flats. Of course, the 'handling and road feel' could just be some kind of front-loaded assumption on my part-- I want to believe it is true, therefore it is true. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking with it. What do you think? I'll review my choices for touring tires on another product review.
First time buying this Tire type and I must say I am very impressed! These tires are fast rolling yet provide grip in sketchy corners and even wet conditions. These are my new tires of choice
These tires are fast, durable and smooth. I like the gum wall sides, it makes my bright yellow pop out on my bike. I will order these tires again for sure.
With over 5K miles on these 30ï¿½s, I finally had a flat. The rear tire was wearing so I replaced it, original front tire still going strong.
The Rubino Pro G2.0 are nice tires for the price. They wear well, look good, go on easy, and their sizing is consistent (a 25 is 26.5mm on a 18mm ID rim).
They roll very well, but they're not as fast as a GP5000. The Rubinos are a little more plush and provide a nice smooth ride. If you're looking for the absolute fastest tire, this isn't it. I use them on my road bike that doesn't race. They're fine for fast cruising or a group ride. I use GP5000s on the race bike.
I have been a fan of the Rubino Pro for years. Fantastic tire in nearly every condition that you could throw at it. Both tube or tubeless models have excellent grip, wear is not excessive, although your experience will vary with air pressure, frequency of riding and road conditions. Downside with graphine editions of the tire (my experience.) Cuts can occur at times easily, once the wear has been prolonged, you could ... could experience the rubber on the center tread in spots; peel back to expose the cords. Now this has happened to me with only the tubeless model. All that being said, none of this should be a detraction from purchasing the Rubino Pro. If you are coming from a GP5000 or Vittoria Corsa. You will notice a slight change in ride quality. This can be adjusted with air pressure. I have found the Rubino to have just as good a grip as GP5000 or Corsa. The ride feel is just not quite as smooth. Again this will be determined by air pressures, wheels and frame.
Just bought my third pair of Rubino Pro tires since the mid-2010's. Each new edition of these just get better and better. I've used these tires for training, circuit racing (Portland International Raceway), and more recently time trials. These newest Rubino Pro's respond well in terms of rolling resistance and cornering, even in wet conditions. I've been impressed with their ease of mounting and their long wear life. I will buy them again in the future.
I wanted to get the maximum width that my chainstays would accommodate for my casual road bike to soften/improve the ride. The wheels are HED Ardennes with a 21mm internal width. I was running an old set of Michelin Pro2, 700x25, which measured 700x27 on these wide rims. The Vittoria 700x28, measured 700x28, which tells me they would measure less than 28mm on older narrow rims such as my Mavic Ksyrium Elites with their 14mm rim width. This indicates they are undersized. Curious what other people are measuring once mounted.
To give you an example of rim width affecting tire width, I mounted 700x25 Michelin Pro4 Endurance on my new HED Ardennes+ with its 25mm rims. The 25mm tires stretched out to 29.5mm on those rims. This is in line with what HED promotes/claims. I was expecting to get at least 30mm on my new Vittoria tires with my 21mm Ardenne rims.
The last point. Another reviewer compared the Vittorias to Michelin Pro4 Endurance and said they were more compliant/softer or something like that. I run both the Pro4s and the Pro2's. I can definitely say my Michelin Pro2's were more comfortable tires than these Vittoria's that replaced them. So these tires were disappointments in both areas.
Maybe they handle better. On this bike, I'm not pushing that on the local MUP, so it is a minor consideration.
To end on a positive note, I got the two-pack with tubes. Great value and they look great on a vintage bike with the tan sides.
Before trying these tires I was only using Continental Grand Prix's and Specialized Turbo Cotton's on my Specialized Tarmac and was having issues finding them, so I started looking for something to hold me over and came across these tires. I figured to give them a go till I get a set of tires I am used to, and man was I surprised. I really like how these tires roll and feel on the bike.
At this price point, quality, and feel, I personally am not finding any reason to go back to the other tires.
This tire has good grip and rolls smooth. Unfortunately Iï¿½ve had to replace it several times because of flats do to debris on the roads, which there is a lot of right now.
These tires ride like more expensive offerings from other brands. They are very sensitive to air pressure changes. A middle-of-the-road pressure will give you a very balanced ride with great grip, good rolling resistance, and nice shock absorption. More pressure makes the tire faster and handle quicker, but still offer confidence in corners. A little lower pressures will take the edge off of hits and make long distances easier on your body while still providing solid cornering. I've run through a few patches of broken glass and not had any flats. They're wearing pretty well too.
I donï¿½t write many reviews but I was really impressed with these tires so I thought Iï¿½d drop a note. Very impressed with how well they roll. I put about 100 miles on them so far and Iï¿½m super happy with them. My first impression was wow, these are much nicer than my continentals.
Only recently have I begun to use this tire brand more extensively, than the Continental Grand Prix I use to ride on my road bike. Main reason at first purchased new aero rims, and could not for the life of me install or even remotely take off the tire from the rim, even with the tire tool. Purchased these tires and install as I normally would. Find the rolling resistance and puncture resistance the same as the Grand Prix. Have about 500 miles on the tires with no issues. Also they come with a Red sidewall that matches my frame.