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Vittoria Open Pave EVO CG III

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    • Full Black, 700c x 25mm
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    The green is the giveaway.

    Look at photos of most races, and you’ll see a sea of all-black tires. Look at Roubaix, Flanders, or any of the other cobbled classics, and you’ll see a lot more earth tones popping up. There are a few tire manufacturers capable of producing tires for one of the most difficult sporting events on the planet, and Vittoria is one of them. The Open Pave EVO CG III is the latest in a long line of ultra-supple tires designed to take the edge off the cobblestones.

    • The clincher version of the ultimate classics tire
    • 320 TPI cotton may be the most supple casing in cycling
    • Compound and tread pattern conspire for maximum traction
    • Vittoria produces the most sought-after classics tires this side of homemade tubulars
    • Item #VIT0088

    Tech Specs

    Compound
    ISOgrip
    Size
    700 x 25 c, 700 x 27 c
    Type
    clincher
    Casing
    Corespun
    TPI
    320
    Bead
    folding
    Claimed Weight
    [700x25c] 240 g, [700x27c] 280 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    TRASH!!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Worst tires I've ever had. 70 miles, 3 flats. These tires have NO ability to stop anything from piercing them. Besides the ease of flatting they are also the hardest tires I've ever had to mount. Never again will I by these.

    Great tire

      Love this tire. It is much better than earlier versions; more resistant to cuts and wears longer. Great ride, respectable puncture resistance, and excellent grip. Never had problems mounting. Leave them in the sun for a few minutes when mounting new. No tire tools necessary but still perfectly secure on wheel. This is my everything tire for the last year +.

      Great Riding Durable Tire

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought the 27s and could not be happier. Very smooth, comfortable and durable. I originally put them on for a gran fondo and was very happy with their performance after the first 100 miles. Now after 1000 miles I can say they have held up very well. I have only had puncture thanks to a large piece of metal in the road. It appears as if Vittoria is phasing them out so I bought another set for future use and I would recommend others to do so before they are gone for good.

      Nice ride, but difficult to mount on rim

        When I first tried to mount these on my Mavic Ksyrium Elites, I found it nearly impossible, and I've been mounting tires on rims for over 30 years. It reminded me of years ago when I worked in a bike shop and we'd have customers coming back in after buying new tires, swearing that the tires we sold them were the wrong size. So, I would assure them that the 700c tires they purchased would indeed fit on their 700c rims, and would mount one of the tires for them in order to demonstrate that it might be a tight fit, but it was possible. These Vittorias, however were the most difficult that I have EVER had to mount. I ended up going to some extreme measures that I won't elaborate on here, involving TWO tire irons (after breaking a 3rd) and zip tying one of the tire irons to the spokes to hold things in place. Tires will stretch after being inflated on a rim for awhile, but I was really frustrated when, after a 15 mile ride, I ended up with a flat from what appeared to be nothing more than a normal sized staple. Fortunately I was back in my garage by then and not stuck on the roadside. So, they aren't the most flat resistant tires, but they sure do ride sweet. Almost with a bouncy, high-energy feel. So, take your pick as to what your priorities are. Next time though, I'll probably go back to the Rubino Pros or Continentals. These were on sale from Competitive Cyclist, so I couldn't pass it up.

        Experimenting with wider tires

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I went for the 27mm to try a wider tire at the recommendation of a retired pro, so these are sort of a late winter experiment. I am 6'2" and 200 pounds. Along with the wider rubber, I reduced pressures to 80/95.

        These are great tires to begin with - I have used the Corsa for years, but the wider Pave at lower pressures have been a revelation. I do not note any obvious increase in rolling resistance, perhaps there is some. But, the ride is beyond plush and they simply feel more secure on some sketchy high speed descents we do on a beat up asphalt road (-14%).

        I suspect the Pave is getting upgraded as the rest of the Vittoria line up, I will still keep coming back for more and at 700 miles I am think that I will stay with 27/28mm rubber.

        Great riding tires with peace of mind

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The Vittoria Open Pave tires are on the main ride of the most important person in my life. She loves their ride qualities. I depend on their ruggedness for the road riding she does. Great price and on-time delivery.

        Classic Late Fall and Winter tire

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is a great tire for late Fall and Winter. Enough volume and TPI so it feels supple and responsive. Resistant to puncture, but it will flat (this IS a performance tire, after all). Wears well, similar to other CX models. If you want a bullet proof tire that won't flat easily, move on; if you want a tire that feels like something, even in gross conditions, this is your tire.

        My tire for Spring and Fall

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This tire has worked out great for me the past few seasons. I use it primarily during early season and late season rides. The ride quality is amazing, and they are durable enough to keep me from changing out flat tubes. Get a pair, you won't regret it!

        Yes, these are by the best I have ridden

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Having tried a variety of tires over the last ten years, from Vittoria (Rubino), Conti, Michelin, Specialized, and I am sure I am missing one, these are by far my favorite. I stepped up to the wider version about four or five years ago realizing the 23s were just to harsh, especially with carbon fiber wheels. I was able to run a reduced pressure which, as all the articles will tell you, improves traction especially when wet. Yes, they do not last as long as some harder tires but with the riding I do it is worth it. They last a season at best but I have not experienced any flats in the last two seasons of riding on these. Roads are fairly clean where I am at so that helps. For the record, my second favorite is the Michelin Pro4 Service Course but unless I have major issues with Vittoria I am not going back. I do not race but participate in some very aggressive group rides one to two times per week aside from solo riding. I ride five to seven days per week, wracking up about 5,000 miles (outside) per year - the rear is definitely ready to be replaced. Turbo trainer work is done on a different bike with last years tires - makes sure I get the most use out of them. Just ordered the Vittoria with Graphene for next season and look forward to riding on them once spring hits.

        BEST TRAINING CLINCHERS EVARRRRR

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        1. Aesthetics: The green ones look OG PRO on a set of H Plus Son TB14 box section rims. Get the black if you're not all about that pave #classicsclash.
        2. Ride Feel: OMG ACTUAL BEST. Like even the 25s (and they're small 25s) feel so damn good. Supple is the word. Very Supple. As in "I can't believe I'm riding an alu road bike on this ridiculously rough road with 25c clinchers" supple. Makes you at least question why gravel bikes exist.
        3. Traction: Compared to Pro4 (SC or endurance) or GP 4 Seasons, or most other "training" tires, these are the best. You can drop your friends on descents laughing while yelling "CRITLYFE" all winter long. Usually feels like the grip has no limit, unless they're worn out, then it can be bad. Ask me how I know.
        4. Flat protection. I destroyed a sidewall on my 3rd ride, on a sketchy gravel descent. Gatorskin miiiight have survived. Whatever. Otherwise that tire's replacement only had 1-2 flats and minimal visible cuts in its lifespan.
        5. Durability: The start that shines the brightest burns half as long, or whatever. They made it maybe 1500 miles. They're not gators. However, see #6.
        6. Price: Wait, really? $29.99?? My team is about to buy ALL OF THEM. They may be discontinued or something. Worth buying in bulk.

        Seriously. Go buy them while they're still available.

        Great tires for those bumpy rides!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I enjoy the the best tires for racing but also for riding with our club, so I value a tire I can use for both long rides and races. Roads in my town aren't the best and I have been using 25mm for quite a long time now and I found the tires I ended up buying the most are the GP4000's, Vittoria Open Corsa Evo's, and the Open Pave's. I loved the GP4000's but unfortunately they bloom to a width that is a little too wide for my Giant Propel and rocks and grit scratch the cutout on the seat tube. The Corsa's were great but ultimately I chose the Pave's because they're a little more durable and there are better deals on them. They corner great, soak up the road vibrations, and most importantly they fit very well if you want to run 25mm tires but have little tire clearance.

        Ditto everything Benjamin S. said!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Ditto everything Benjamin said! I have used these tires year around for years. I run the 27's (Sometimes I'll put the 24/25mm up front) at around 80psi on wide profile wheels (Flo 45's), and get my yearly milage out of them (up to 6000 mi), then stick them on my other wheels for use on my rollers for the winter. I never see anyone else using these (other than friends that were turned on to them), and it's a shame because there is a HUGH difference between the ride quality of these supple, high TPI tires and GatorSkins...and run them at the right psi, there is no increase in flats (YMMV)! If you're not pleased with the ride quality of your bike, tryout a pair of these and you'll be very pleased...25mm or 27mm, both are good but the 27's have a bit better ride.

        BY THE WAY...I looked at some reviews that said these tires cut easily. I will say that I do get some surface "cuts" if you want to call them that, but they have never caused any problems for me...just the price you pay for a softer tire and a great ride.

        Why aren't you buying these?

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        You don't have a good reason not to grab two and give them a try.

        Every schmo that has issues with flats runs the same setup. Low TPI, inflexible tires (but they're thick and have Kevlar in them!), with thick butyl tubes, and PSI's above 110. Join the revolution. Get a flexible, comfortable, supple tire and pair it with latex tubes. Pump them to 90psi or so. I promise you'll have a better bike to road interface with less reliability issues.

        This tire specifically is just another great high TPI Italian tire that makes cycling more fun. Except it costs half of what it's brothers and sisters from the same company cost. And it has slightly better traction in wet conditions. And the red label on black sidewall looks boss. And did I mention it's cheap?

        It's winter, get the 27's. Put some of Vittoria's universally loved pink latex wonder-tubes inside these skins and enjoy awesomeness.

        Great Tire!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have had these tires on for about 650 miles and have never had a flat. I live in Florida so during the summer we get wet conditions, this tire had no problem with handling in the rain and never once slipped out. I noticed the back tire started to wear around mile 600, but that can be due to city riding traffic with frequent skids.

        Fantastic Tire!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I put a pair of the 27mm in my Giant Defy 5. They're amazing! They have great traction, even in the wet, outrageously low rolling resistance, and are extremely resistant to punctures. I have not had a single flat, even riding through the glass & hole-littered roads of Boston. They are also extremely compliant, and make it a pleasure to ride on bumpy roads (well... by road bike standards).



        I've only had them for about 700km, and the rear tire already shows very small cuts and a bit of wear. The front tire looks better. These are not exactly high-mileage tires, but given their performance - that's about what I expect. Also, the green strip is a real attention catcher. Everyone looks at you, as if though you were Queen Elizabeth riding a unicycle.



        It seems Vittoria doesn't plan on making them anymore, so get these while you can!

        Fantastic Tire!

        Finestre last 9 K gravel without a flat!

          This is the only tire I use. 25's. Just rode 400+ miles/over 40K gain in Italy. No flats! And the last day was a climb up Finestre, the last 9 K gravel. I forgot to let a bit of air out, but no problem. No flats, my bike handled well with these things on my enve 3.4's.

          terrific packed dirt/gravel road tire

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          picked up a set of these in the 27mm width in the early spring to use on my X bike during the summer months to ride on paved road, dirt, and occasional gravel. ran pressure from 75-85 psi and got excellent road feel, grip, and traction when needed. only 1 flat from a goathead last week. now that X season is almost here I'll take them off and use them again for the same purpose next year.

          Corsa pavès for wet cobble racing

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Or wet commutes in Seattle area they are a very consistent ride all year I run them 90-95psi to last longer and used the 24mm's for Seattle-to-Portland at 105-110psi a 206-miler this year in 16-hours.

          The rain section has a diamond pattern when new and it does work so I switch front-rear and wear them out betweem 3.5k-5k miles a pair, almost a year.

          Are these tires tubeless ready?