I was buying a new tire to refurbish my old 80's road bicycle. I was unaware of beaded versus non-beaded tire construction. Is this something new? Anyway my new beaded tire did not work on my straight walled rims. I donated it to the Earn-a-Bike charity where I volunteer. The tire was well make and had substantial tread. I'm sure someone's will get a fine new tire in the near future.
I'm a casual rider, about 10-15 milesday on level ground in san diego. no off road at all. the vittoria's seem to repel glass very well and I'm getting a year's worth of mileage from them. I replace them well before any corethreads appear. good value.
I put these on my vintage road bike for daily commutes to work. At 100 miles in they are still handling very well and gave me no trouble fitting the 1x14 inch tire to the rims.
I found these tires extremely difficult to mount. As a result I would not feel comfortable using them on a ride any distance from home since remounting after a flat repair would be difficult.
Have purchased this model tire for several years for my 27 inch Raleigh 10 speed which I still have from the mid 70s. It fits well on my original front wheel and the replacement back wheel which has a slightly different rim. Can be pumped up to a high enough pressure for a good road bike ride.
Overall price and performance are good for these tires. It's getting harder to find 27x1-1/4 tires and tubes. Glad these are available and reasonably priced.
Thanks for your review! I'm glad we were able to help you out with these 27" tires. As far as tubes, rubber is pretty stretchy, and a 700x28/32 tube will work fine with your 27x1-1/4 tires!
Really like the product. Italian company, made in Thailand.
The blackwalls gives my vintage road bike a hip modern look for the price less than a Walmart standard Bell and they ride super smooth with little fuss time during mounting.
I can't quantify the dot traction stuff they talk about but if you are stripping cracked 30 year old alligator skin gumwalls they are ideal.
The quality of these tires was obvious as soon as I opened the box.
They went on the rim smooth as silk, and improved the looks of my bike when pumped to correct pressure.
On the street, I noticed that the ride and control had improved tremendiously.
The big surprise came when i hit my first climb.
I reached the top without going to my normal low gear!
The rolling resistance made it possible to top the hill at a speed I'd never achieved before. I would definitely buy these again!