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Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Clincher Tire

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The Open Corsa CX III is Vittoria's fastest clincher, pairing a traditional construction with innovative technology.

The tire's incredible Corespun 320 TPI casing delivers a light and supple "open tubular" ride quality, along with comfortable performance at high pressures. But where this updated model really stands out is its new IsoGrip rubber. This high-performance road compound is specially reserved for Vittoria's Corsa Evo line—they call it the Formula 1 of cycling. It's been meticulously designed to meet the demands of the pro peloton, blending reliable all-conditions traction with unmatched speed.

Vittoria's light PRB 2.0 belt has also been placed beneath the tread for even better puncture resistance without slowing the tire down.

The Open Corsa CX III is available in various colors, 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO). Folding bead. Recommended pressure: 115-145 PSI. Actual weight: 216 grams.

Note: This clincher tire is somewhat confusingly labeled as an "Open Tubular." It fits standard clincher rims.

Weight: 216 grams

Application: Road Racing 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Threads Per Inch: 320 TPI

Max Pressure: 145 PSI

Made in: Thailand 

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Reviewed 7/31/2014
by Chicago J
Chicago Illinois
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Best overall road racing tire!

I have used all the top major tires, Conti 4000s&sII, Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp/Senso, Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Vectran/One, and of course this Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX III. They are all great tires in different respects, the EVO CX III is my favorite due to its incredibly tough yet super supple casing quality. They do wear fast as they are meant to as a top racing tire as I only get about 600miles to a rear before tossing, it is a well deserved trade of for the best riding, fastest rolling, and shockingly the toughest casing except for Vredestein FTC's I have ever ridden! My Wife's favorite is Scwalbe's , but she is only 5 ft 107 lbs, whereas I am 6'4 at 252 lbs! I have to many sidewall failures with the Conti as well they ride the roughest, Vreds are fast and bullet proof and are about equal to Conti in ride quality, Schwalbe has an amazing tire, but at my weight correct inflation works better in the Vittoria CX III's as I run 128 r/85 f!

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Reviewed 7/23/2014
by Anonymous
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Des Moines, IA
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Great tire! Vittoria Open Corsa line up is the best

The Open Corsa Tires are the best tires I have yet to ride. I went through about 3 sets of the Evo CX and found that they lacked a bit of grip in the wet. I was in luck because Vittoria also makes an Open Corsa Service Course (SC) which is the best all around in this class. Awesome tire, yes they are only 320 TPI so they are not as durable as a gatorskin but if you want a supple ride, fast, and grippy race tire... this is you the best all around.

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Reviewed 8/18/2014
by minervabiker
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New England
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Excellent road feel and grip

I use the 25mm width on my HED 25 wheelset on a Cannondale HiMod Synapse. I feel like the comfort is similar to the 28mm tires that came with my bike yet they feel a bit faster. The rear tire is wearing a bit faster than other performance clinchers I have used but the road feel and confidence in cornering is worth the trade off. No flats jet in about 700 miles and they were a pleasure to mount.

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Reviewed 8/21/2014
by gman
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New Hampshire
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Almost as good as tubulars!

Love these tires. Amazing confidence at 40 MPH on rough roads (25 mm). Haven't had them long enough to measure wear, but I would use caution on gravel roads as they tend to cut easily.

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Reviewed 6/26/2014
by Anonymous
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Grip vs wear

I bought these to smooth out my ride and they did. But the trade off with a softer tire is it cuts easier. I ride from the city to the country. The city has lots of debris on the road. After just a few rides I'm already seeing small bits of missing rubber

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Reviewed 6/7/2014
by JamesRJ
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Casa Grande, AZ
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very close to the ride of silk tubulars

My wife and I use these on our bikes the ride quality is excellent, this makes up for the occasional flat and the fact that they wear out at about 1,000 miles. We do mostly casual rides between 25 to 70 miles. This tire produces the closest ride to the silk tubulars, (Clement Criterium Seta 250 grams), that I used to ride 40 years ago. These are an improvement over the stock tires that came on the Trek Domane 6.2 on both the stock wheels and the wheel sets I had built up with 25mm rims & CK-R45 hubs.

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Reviewed 8/8/2014
by Anonymous
Massachusetts
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
fast rolling and butter smooth

Great tire for racing, a bit soft for training.

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Reviewed 5/24/2014
by JFR
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Seattle, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire, but fragile

I use this tire for all around riding, not racing. It seems fast and is comparatively comfortable, especially riding it below the recommended pressure. I usually run around 95 for a 170 pound rider with no pinch flats. The tread and sidewall are, however, very prone to damage from road debris and the tread wears pretty quickly. I now expect 500-1000 miles out of a rear tire. That makes them pretty expensive. If you don't mind that, it's a great tire. Very easy to mount and remove on HED or Mavic rims.

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Reviewed 12/26/2013
by NWBiker
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Tigard, OR
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11 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
My best as of the time of this review

Well, I didn't jump to to that conclusion without trying other tires.. I tried Continental Grand Prix S 4000 which has the best road feel but lack of durability . So I switched to these Tires on all my bikes. This one doesn't have the same sticky and grippy as Grand Prix S 4000, but they're simply the best. Why ? They are fast, excellent cornering and most importantly they can take all the abuses that you exposed them to. I can tell you that there are multiple cuts on my tires but they just keep rolling like there is nothing, not like some other tires claimed to be resistant to cut but when there is a single small cut, they just blew up. So, you just have to figure that out what you really want. For me, I can always count on these tires, speed, cornering or durability. But if you want the best road feel, go with the Grand Prix S 4000

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Reviewed 5/8/2014
by mwsl3
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Miami
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My Favorite tire

Im on my 3rd set of Open Corsa CXllls. I love the ride quality. Even with 120 psi or more they almost have a soft feel to them while still being a fast. Durability is probably not as good as some other tires I've had but the ride quality more than makes up for it.

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Reviewed 6/17/2014
by J
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Chicago, IL
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Fantastic Quality Tires!

These are in my opinion the nicest high end open tubular tire made on the market today, are in a class of their own truly. I have run all the top end tires made to date, and my three by far favorites are These, Vredestein FTC's, Schwalbe Ultremo V-Guard, and last but not least Continental Grand Prix 4000s series.

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Reviewed 1/2/2014
by TopTube67
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Miami Fl
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A great smooth comfortable tire.

This is my second pair of Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Clincher Tires. I love the feel. Theyre the smoothest tires I've ridden so far. Even with 120 psi they're still comfortable. They probably don't last as long as some others but the comfort you get is worth the tradeoff.

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Reviewed 11/7/2013
by Anonymous
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Westchester Cty, NY
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
go for it

This is an excellent tire. I went from Schwalbe Ultremos - where durability was a huge issue - to these and was concerned that these would feel slower. They do not at all and in the several months I have had the Open Corsas they have stood up to some stuff that would have shredded the Ultremos. The tread compounds are well done. Don't even think about the Ultremos in the rain, but these feel grounded at all times.

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Reviewed 6/12/2014
by Anonymous
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Bad luck or bad tire?

I don't get many flats. Maybe its just bad luck, maybe its a bad tire. But yesterday I blew out suddenly and there was a huge cut in the tire and tube. I did not see any debris in the area, the cut may have started in another location, who knows. So I go to order another one and they are out of stock in black/white color combo. I feel like I should have stuck with my all black Michelin 4's.

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Reviewed 11/18/2013
by Anonymous
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San Francisco Bay Area
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Favorite climbing tire.

These are the tires I use on my climbing wheels. Picked because they are super light, but also super supple. Pair them with latex tubes for great road feel, incredible responsiveness, and speed.

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Reviewed 11/11/2013
by Bicycle Norm
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Columbus, OH
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The smoothest ride on the market

You just cannot beat the smoothness of these tires. Add a latex inner tube and you would think that you took out 20 lbs/square inch in tire pressure. They are relatively puncture resistant - not the best, but better than average, and have an average life span. I keep mines on my bike for 2500 miles.

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Reviewed 11/18/2013
by TT
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Palo Alto, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Default Tire

My default selection in my quarter century triathlon and road bike history.

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Reviewed 9/28/2013
by Anonymous
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Seattle
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My favorite road tire

As close to tubular as you will get in a clincher. Light, grippy, great road feel. Only downside is that they nick up very easily. Wrecks havoc on my wallet because I ride them in Hawaii for a month every year and the volcanic bits in the road cut them up pretty fast. They are pricey if not on sale. But whenever I ride something that resists nicks more they never feel as good. So I just pay the price. It is worth it.

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Reviewed 9/27/2013
by Anonymous
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Orange County, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good tire

I use the Vitoria Open Corsa CX III clincher tires with HED Ardennes wheels and latex inner tubes as my day-to day wheel set-up on a Colnago C50. I use a 25mm tire in the rear and a 23 mm tire in front, even though I'm not a heavy person. The combination has a nice synergy, and has performed well over time, and under a wide variety of conditions. The Vitoria Open Corsa CX III clincher has a good balance of characteristics - except they are somewhat expensive.

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Reviewed 8/29/2013
by Swamidean
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St Louis Park, MN
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Fantastic tires. Great cornering and great road feel.

I have been using these tires for years. I love the road feel and the performance. Rolling resistance could not be better. I feel I have more confidence in my corning ability with these tires. I usually get around 1500 miles on a pair of tires. I have tried many of the top brands and I keep coming back to these tires time and again.

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