I bike an average of 25 miles per week as a commuter to and from my university. After about 200 miles tread is highly visible and even the rubber spikes are still intact. I had no problems fitting this on my American Flyer and best of all it looks modern. Good buy.
I recently replaced both front and rear tires on my 1980s Schwinn Sprint with the Vittoria Zaffiro road tires. I have no complaints so far.
The tires seem to have a sensible tread pattern and perform well even in wet conitions. I would buy these tires again.
Good grip and control. Uniform tread quality. Uncertain sidewall quality - rubber splits at maximum recommended pressure.
Thanks for your review. We find that Vittoria's maximum recommended PSIs tend to be pretty high, and we personally don't pump up our own Vittoria tires all the way to the max. If you suspect that you received a defective tire, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected]
Down to the nitty gritty basics - a simple road tire for a simple, everyday city bike. Nothing fancy - just need a good quality tire at a great price - and this one brings it!
I have just dusted off my Schwinn Voyager 11.8 as a training bike. The tires needed replacement and I chose these based on price and reviews. After the first few miles I am quite happy. Great rolling resistance, and good ride. Have not tested the traction either dry or wet. Stay away from the Kenda tubes and liners. They fell apart right away.
I also have 27 sun rims and have a hell of a time getting these tires on. I pinched a few holes in my tube before I got a clue. You have to lube the rim edge, the tire bead and the tire lever tips BEFORE attempting to install (don't wait until it's halfway on). Any water based lube will work. It's still going to be a pain in the ass, but it will fit (puns intended).
I like the handling and ride of the tires, but they were really hard to get on the rims. Almost seemed too small, and I pinched a couple of tubes in the process. I have regular Sunrim rims, 27 x 1 14 and used the 27 x 1 14 tires. Not the only brand that has given me this trouble lately, but several brands do fit well. Good value if they fit your rims.
Nothing bad to say about his tire. It's labled as a training tire. I use it in my everyday riding. It seems to make hills and turns almost effortless. Smooth ride, Great traction, easy to install. My son just got new Bike and is using the same tire. Very dependable. I live in Iowa, Home of Ragbrai. This tire has seen every terrain and weather condition. Passed every test.
I ride continental gatorskins on my cross bike, and was looking for something with similar flat resistance. This tire claimed to have reasonable flat resistance, and after about 200 miles through some really crappy roads, I can say I agree. For the money, this is the best 27in tire available.
I pulled the Lotus out of deep storage and needed to replace the 26 year old Panaracers with another 27 tire. Just getting back into riding and wanted to save a few bucks so I bought the Vittoria Zaffiro based on other reviews. They went on easily, look great and best of all, work. I use the bike for suburban riding and on the local rails to trails greenline. We or dry, they stick, and in 50 miles I've had no punctures. That's saying something as I'm 250lbs and the asphalt concrete roads and converted wooden rail trestles can be rough. I keep them at 100psi and all's well. Very satisfied.
I have an Raleigh team usa bike. ******** of New Jersey reccommended the Vittoria tires, I had used the Conti's in the past, 800 miles later I love'em! Never a flat or any issues. The tires love to be ridden hard, I have drove them over glass, pebbles and pot holes and what ever else the road has dihed out, they take. Also, good in rain, and can withstand 40mph down hill runs!I inflate to 100 lbs every ride and they seem great so far.
i will say the rear tire is showing signs of wear, but the front still looks good.
They have my vote, will order same after this season.
Have run 2 sets for 2 years. Bought when I was looking for a cheap set on a flip bike. Once I rode them I decided to keep the bike a bit longer. That was 2 years ago. I was expecting flats due to inexpensive price but have not experienced any! Highly recommended.