How do you roll?
The Vittoria Rubino Pro III continues the success of the versatile Rubino series. Billed as a reliable, high-mileage solution to extended training, gran fondos, or even coast-to-coast, ultra-endurance rides. The Rubino Pro features a technical tread pattern for stability across a wide variety of road conditions (including those surprise gravel detours that Google Maps failed to point out.) Vittoria’s nylon anti-puncture belt adds peace of mind. More importantly, the ride quality afforded by the 150 TPI nylon casing will smooth out decaying tarmac and the occasional rumble strip. Choose from 700C x 23mm or 25mm widths.
- Mithril cut-resistant polymer weave minimizes chances of damage to sidewalls
- Updated tread pattern increases contact surface area for better grip
- 150 TPI for long-lasting tread life
- Recommended pressure from 100-145 psi
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Got this cut in my old Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 Clinchers about 500 miles ago, still no flat! Have over 2000 miles and they are good for another 1000 I would guess. Bought a new set because I was worried about this cut, but I'm not going to replace them yet.
i like that they have several colors to choose from so that you can deck out your bike, i've gotten many compliments.
aside from their appearance, these are also thick and feel very durable. they have great traction so that i feel safer cornering, not having to worry about them skidding out. i haven't gotten a flat with these since the 3 months i've had them.
Bought some of these for my wife to replace her old cheapies. We were looking for a pair of durable tires that didn't create a lot of resistance and these have worked out exceptionally. She loves the way they ride and they grip the road well without adding a lot of extra weight to the bike. I would recommend these to the casual biker and work commuter.
Robust training tires with a ride quality that approaches a lot of racing tires. I have been running these since December on winter roads with no problems or flats (flats happen sometimes but seem to be less of an issue on fresh, high-quality rubber) I'll be purchasing these again.
I purchased these for my commuter that typically gets ridden through all sorts of terrible roads with tons of debris and these are AMAZING! After pumping them up to 115 PSI they are so solid that rocks and other debris just bounces off the tire and the Kevlar definitely makes this one of the most rugged smooth road tires! If you are looking for something that will grip, inflate to a higher PSI for less rolling resistance, and need something rugged that will hold up over time look no further. This tire is something I plan on running on all my bikes from now on!
Does this tire come in a 700x25? I only see 23 & 28.
If a 700x25 fits ok on my Mavic Road rims will the 28 be ok or is that too close to call witrhout mounting one first?
It does come in a 700x25 but RC does not sell it. Check out Amazon and they should have one.
I got a set of these recently and threw them on for some training. I was skeptical because I normally ride a very tough tire like a gatorskin or armadillo. I rode 10 hours in Seattle in 3 days on dirty, wet back roads. So much junk was sticking to the tires from the rain, but I didn't get any flats. These feel a lot better cornering than the hard rubber wire beads I am used to, and are lighter. My new favorite trainer!
I bought a new set of wheels and decided not to go with the Rubinos again, and try the Mich Krylions. Bad mistake, third ride out with the new wheels and tires I flatted with a huge cut in the rear Krylion. Looked at it as bad luck and not paying enough attention on my part. However 2 weeks later the rear had a slow leak, that was enough. Not to mention the main reason I switched back to the Rubinos was the Kryloins felt sluggish and not nearly as fast. I had a full year with the Rubinos before and never flatted once. Glad to have the Rubinos back!
Awesome training tire that will last ages, and very good puncture resistance. They are not as fast for racing (best to go with the Vittoria Open Corsa range there), but as good tire as you can get for training. They would get 5 stars if they were a bit faster and grippier, but for a training tire, they're perfect.
Fantastic range of colour options too.
In reference to the detail picture of the tire tread, which way should the tire be mounted for the tread to be in the proper rolling direction? Most tires I have had show an installation arrow on the sidewall, but my set of these do not.
A good rule of thumb for tires is have the arrow of the tread pointing forward. So when you mount it have the tread point forward on the bike.
The Rubino is the perfect balance between being too bulky and heavy to race, but too thin and light to offer any type of puncture-resistance or longevity. My wife trains on a set of these and I have a set on a pair of wheels I use for training. Don't plan on rallying through a thorn patch puncture-free, but then again if that's what you are looking for buy a set of Conti Gatorskins. On the other hand, daily training rides are not going to leave you on the side of the road with punctures, and you can still corner without feeling like you are riding super-wide slicks on a mountain bike. These tires are worth the price and a good daily tire and better than any set of Conti's, Hutchinson's or Michelin's.
I've used Michelin Pro Race and Conti GP4000s. I liked the feel of the Conti's the best, but these are my second favorite for feel and probably favorite overall of the three. I've only had them 400 miles, but they're great so far. No flats yet and seem to be wearing very well. They feel is not quite a supple or grippy as Conti, but I like the feel of these better than the Michelin's.
What does the one year warranty cover? They say puncture resistant but on my fourth ride I already have flatted twice and have a whole in the tire.
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First ride(fitted on new bike) and I got 2 punctures,will be changing them monday.
Are these clinchers?
Yes these are indeed a clincher tire. They are a wire bead clincher!
I have a set of these on both of my bikes. So far (around 200 miles on one pair), I have had no issues. For a straight forward tire, at a decent price, I find it hard to beat these. They will hold up and not have the issues of some other brands...