For the money these tires can't be compared too. Never had less than two thousand miles before changing them. I've had more expensive tires and these are just as fast with smooth rolling resistance and I like the safety aspect with them. 700x25
These tires are really good for daily rides. They're not as fast as racing tires, but who cares? They are fast enough, and because they have more tread, they are less prone to flats. And the price is right!
I ride my bike to and from work and sometimes when I exercise. I actually did it for part of the winter honestly. The tire I bought from them has withstood snow, the blistering heat, and even a tornado. Honestly great product. Bought again just recently for my other wheel.
Very tight fit on the rim. Hope I don't get a flat on the road and need to get the tire off with plastic levers. Haven't used it much yet but it seems to ride smoothly. It is a moderately heavy tire with no bells or whistles but is bargain priced and does the job.
I've been running these Vittoria tires on my road (25-28) and cyclocross (28 on road, off season) bikes for some time time now. The price can't be beat for good, solid performing tires. The tires last well, especially if cared for and rotated occasionally to ensure longevity. I ride about 250 milesweek. They are easy to mount new out of the box (let the tires 'relax' half a day before mounting).
The 700 x 25 are amazing for the money........The sidewall is stamped Min 70 PSI and Max 100 PSI and you MUST pay attention to the DIRECTIONAL ARROW on the tire.............!..overall these are great tires...not racing quality but for general riding..no problems...no flats after 300 miles..........
I really like this tire, i use it for city and touring. Here in the states I use 700 x 28 but when I travel abroad i'll go up to 700 x 32.
It's a real good rain tire too. The price is unbelievable !
I really like this tire, its smooth and fast with great feel. I find it very durable and have never had a puncture with this tire. For the price you can not beat it. I ride year round and am amazed how well it works on hard packed snow covered streets. I will be buying these again. A tire!
My last set of rubber were Panaracer Pasela which were great, but a recent purchase left me not so happy with the build quality, so I shopped around for a tire to fit my vintage Italian frame with high PSI clinchers. I was really attracted to the PSI rating and the review that mentioned Zaffiro were nice solid gummy grip tires, which I need here in NYC. Ride quality is smooth, resilient, and easy rolling to absorb the road imperfections that NYC is famous for. The big scare came when I fit the tires into my frame and found space of one or two hair filaments between the tire and the down tube in my tight geometry custom frame. My only major recommendation is to check the spacing of your frame since this is a really high profile tire about 3cm (1) above the rim, and a they are a bit heavier then the Pasela (but perfect for NYC streets).
Bought these as replacement tires for a 93 Giant Kronos road bike, have ridden approximately 60 miles on them. Have performed beyond my expectations, even on packed gravel- was on an unfmiliar trail and he asphalt ended and the hardpack began. They handled very well. I am looking forward to putting more miles on them soon.
This is my third set of Vittoria road tires. I wore the first two sets out after thousands of trouble free miles on each. This set is on it's fourth month, 1500 miles, with no issues. I typically ride 5 days a week at an aggressive pace on paved rail trails. Are there better ties out there? Probably, but it's hard to beat the value of this solid performer.
It was user-error, admittedly, but I was inflating these after first install with a pump with no gauge. I over-inflated and blew the tube. This also created a 3-inch gash in the tire, making my new purchase useless. I can use the second one on my indoor trainer, but I'd be weary of taking these out on the road.