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Vittoria Rubino Pro III Road Tire

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The high mileage classic that is the Vittoria Rubino Pro comes into its third generation with even better ride characteristics. For the Rubino Pro III, the casing has been upgraded from 120 TPI to an incredible 150 TPI for a supple ride, durability, and low rolling resistance. In addition, Kevlar® Endura 3D compound provides long tread life and better grip especially in wet weather. The tread design has also been changed to the Prism Vector Design for more reliability when cornering while retaining a smooth center for fast rolling.

This version of the Rubino Pro III is available in 700c (622 ISO) and various widths and colors. Folding bead. Claimed weight: 230g (700c x 23mm).

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Min Pressure: 100 PSI

Max Pressure: 145 (700x23) PSI

Threads Per Inch: 150 TPI

Made in: Thailand 

700c x 23mm - All Black

Weight: 230 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

700c x 23mm - Red/Black

Weight: 230 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

700c x 23mm - Blue/Black

Weight: 230 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

700c x 23mm - Yellow/Black

Weight: 230 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

700c x 23mm - White/Black

Weight: 215 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

700c x 23mm - Lime Green/Black

Weight: 215 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

700c X 23mm - Honey/Black

Weight: 215 grams

700 x 23mm - Orange/Black

Weight: 215 grams

700c x 25mm - All Black

Weight: 245 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

650c x 23mm - All Black

Weight: 215 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-571 mm

700c x 28mm - All Black

Weight: 215 grams

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Reviewed 8/11/2014
by Cjh
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Wyoming high country
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Puncture this

After a rough stretch with several flats including a double flat on one ride, I needed a serious rubber upgrade. I spent time looking for a tire with a good rating for puncture resistance.

I have run-up 250 plus miles on three primary surfaces - concrete, chip seal & asphalt. So far I have a new favorite. No flats, no pressure issues (running from 105 to 110 psi), with no flats. The rubber just feels solid through the cracks and rough sections of the surfaces. On the asphalt you can flat out roll. I have hit 45 mph on asphalt downhill around a good curve and they just hug the road.

At this point I can wash them up and they still look brand new. I like the black and red combo as it matches the bike color. The coloring is not quite uniform so if you watch the front tire it looks like the wheel is out-of-round, but when I put it on the trying stand it's good. The goal is 100 miles a week - trek on!

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Reviewed 9/16/2014
by Anonymous
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SW Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
splits in side wall where red meets black in redblack colored tire and jumped the rim during inflation on two new tubes

I had two 23c tires, redblack, for two years. Not a lot of miles on tires, never stored flat (on purpose), half house, half garage kept. The side walls have begun cracking and the red colored material is separating from the under-material. I had a flat when I noticed this. The tire jumped the rim and the tube exploded two times at 120psi, when I tried to install two new tubes. The holes were in the same place on both tubes, showing that the bead failure occurred at the same place both times, thus a defect in the tire bead, side wall, something.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments
Sorry to hear that you may have received a defect. We would love to get this back to show Vittoria. Please get in touch -Thomas sales@biketiresdirect.com
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Reviewed 8/4/2014
by Stickwithwhatworks
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire, look no further

I have used Vittoria Rubino Pro II and III tires exclusively. They ride smooth and fast and in approximately 12000 miles of riding (of course, not on one set)I have had two flats. I combine these tires with Vredestein Butyl Race tubes and that combo has proven to be very durable. I manage to get excellent mileage out of them and again, very rarely flat. They grip and corner fine (caveat I don't ride in the rain often). As long as they keep making them this good, I see no need to use anything else. (Trek Madone 6 series with Rol Race wheels. Riding 6000 miles a year. Weight 185-195. Tire pressure 120 competing, 110 training rides). If I were to experiment with another tire (see no need to as of yet)it would be with the Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps or the Conti 4000s.

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Reviewed 4/21/2014
by jackw007
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Bay Area, CA
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Easily measures up to the quality expected from VIttoria.

I'd been riding a competitor tire for a couple of years after having been a loyal Vittoria rider. These tires made me wonder why I had changed. Great ride, super grip even on wet roads. And at the price a great value for the money.

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Reviewed 7/17/2014
by Anonymous
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San Francisco, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great upgrade to my ride

Replaced a variety of other tires I'd tried first, including Grand Prix 4-seasons, Gatorskins, and Diamante pros. This tire wears very well on the roads I'm commuting on, which are pretty rough on tires. It compares well to Gatorskins for length of use (approx. 1000 miles on the rear is a reasonable expectation, more than that is just window dressing), and is far superior to the Grand Prix 4-seasons and Diamantes. It rides much, much better than either Conti, compares very well to the Diamente at a lower price, longer wear, and in a 28mm.

Good grip, good feel, good speed. And all that for a lower price? This is a lot of tire for a pretty good price.

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Reviewed 6/16/2014
by Titanium Frame Cyclist
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Cape Coral, FL
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Reliable ... Rolls well and excellent while cornering at high speeds

It is the go to tire for competitive fast group rides and training rides. I would use these tires in a race, but I longer compete as racer. It is an excellent tire on wet weather and keeps flats to a minimum (2 flats (finishing nails) in THE LAST THREE YEARS). Present set of tires are doing well as the last sets. Front tire has not been replaced (2500 miles with plenty of tread left), rear tire was replaced at 2300 miles, it was showing very little rubber on the center line. For comparison, I am 6-1 - 178 lbs and average 350 miles per week. So, yes I highly recommend this tires. IF you are not a Pro Riders,' but you are into counting grams, these tires are averaging between 218 to 231 grams). If that is WAY TO HEAVY for you, get something else and pay more (BTD sells them). My theory on counting grams, do push-ups (as in push your food plate away (eat less), It will make you a faster rider.

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Reviewed 7/24/2014
by The Hockinator
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Kirkland, WA
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A training tire that is durable, supple, and reasonably priced

This is a great training tire. Reasonably priced, durable, and supple enough to corner well. I live in the Seattle area, so holding corners in wet weather is a requirement. Thank you Vittoria!

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Reviewed 4/3/2014
by DaninPA
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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Vittoria ride, training tire price

I wedged these onto my daily ride last night (they replaced a set of worn Vredestein Gran Fondo TriComps that I rode through this bad winter). They seemed a bit heavy and I'm not a fan of tread patterns on bicycle tires. So I pumped them up to 130 PSI and rolled out this morning, ready to be disappointed by yet another set of training tires.

One of the most pleasant experience trying a new product, starting out with low expectations, and yet being surprised when expectations are exceeded. In the case of the Rubino Pro III - I was very surprised. They rolled well, gripped fine, and provided a nice ride on my somewhat harsh-riding Cannondale CAAD10-3.

I've ridden mostly Continentals and Vredesteins for years, but Vittoria continues to impress. While I love the Open Corsa series, wear is poor (maybe 1000 miles before it's replacement time). I'll leave those tires on nicer wheels and enjoy the Rubino Pro III for everyday riding.

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Reviewed 5/9/2014
by chocolateblue
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Orange County
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tires and well worth the price.

These tires are a little harder to put on and take off than some others, but they last a long time. I used to use Michelin and I was getting many flats. I find that Vittoria are more durable.

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Reviewed 6/9/2014
by Joe
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Dutchess county, NY
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Fantastic tire, Great Price!

I use these tires on my Cannondale synapse. I commonly come across roads that are rough due to the harsh winter we had but these tires handle great and much better than the factory tires that came with the bike. I was constantly getting flats with the factory tires. Haven't had a flat yet. Its also nice that they come in green to match the bike,

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Reviewed 1/21/2014
by Larry F
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Bel Air, Md
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
There is no comparison if you are looking for a durable training tire at a reasonable price

If you are looking for a training tire that doesn't sacrifice on rolling resistance, is very good in wet conditions, and has extraordinary protection against penetration flats, this tire is it. There are other tires that come close, but cannot compete on price. If this is not enough, the Vittoria Rubino Pro III can be inflated to up to 150 psi. I usually back off on that, riding at a the more comfortable inflation of around 135 psi (susceptible to pinch flats pushing to over 140 psi). Finally, this tire lasts a very long time. I usually get around 3000 miles before the tires need to be replaced. All in all, you have the best of everything, a long lasting, fast, comfortable ride with peace of mind protection.

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Reviewed 2/21/2014
by afchief04
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Seminole, Fl
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Love these new tires and glad I switched from the Gator Skins...much softer tire.

I ride between 5-6 hundred miles per month. So far there is nothing to dislike. Softer ride and better grip and I was able to purchase 4 of these at the price of two Gatorskins.

Bruce

Seminole, Fl

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Reviewed 2/24/2014
by Jpcovert1
Sacramento and Nevada City, CA
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Great durable tire for day to day riding.

My favorite tires are Vittoria Corsa Evo. The 320 tip casing makes for great handling and a smooth ride. I ride about 5000 miles a year and weigh about 180. I can go through the Evo's pretty quickly and they aren't cheap. The Rubino Pro Are my compromise for winter spring riding when there is more junk on the road and I want a tire that is a little beefier (I ride on 25's during the rainy season). I think the tires are a fair value.

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Reviewed 2/16/2014
by FuBarr
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Kailua, HI
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
So good, so far

So far I have not had any issues with these tires. I conducted thorough research before making my purchase on replacement tires and went with these. So far they have not disappointed me although I have to admit I have not been able to put as many miles on them I had planned so far this year (crappy weather).

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Reviewed 1/6/2014
by Funhouse
Texas
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great trainer

These came stock with my new ride. It took me a while to wear them out. I train on all types of road and they have been great on everything. I do have to be cautious with turning on wet surface but I hope they have fixed that with the newest rev.

I did not get a flat till about 2000 miles into them. They lasted almost exactly 3k.

They are great workhorses and I highly recommend them to make your steed trusty.

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Reviewed 12/10/2013
by Anonymous
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Southern CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Crackssmall splits on the colored portion (red)

I have purchased two sets of red/black 23c for my Kona road bike and after a few months (200 miles) on each set I noticed cracks/small splits where the red meets the black on the side closest to the wheel (side). I purchased the second set, as I mentioned, after I noticed the cracks on my first set hoping that it was a fluke/bad set and the same thing occurred again. Fed up, I purchased an all black 25c set and I've had no problems whatsoever with these. These are fast rolling and very comfortable as they're wider compared to the 23c with obviously less PSI required. No issues regarding flats and they're an excellent training tire. It's a shame about the red tires because they looked great on my black/red bike. I should mention that I talked to a cyclist with a blue/black 23c set on his Trek and he had the same small cracks at the same places. He said it didn't bother him. I have all 4 tires hanging in the garage. I never contacted BTD about them.

I'm not sure if the colored sections on the tires are just extra material glued on top of a black tire for aesthetics or if the red sections are actually part of the tire's structure.

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Reviewed 11/11/2013
by tfmrox
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Bought them for the color, stay with them for the ride

I bought the yellow tires as a spoof, but they do seem to dress up the bike a little. So much that I do get comments. I was rocking gatorskins previous to these and find these a more comfortable ride. Put them on the bike in mid-July and have over 1,500 miles on them. Went on a four day ride through central Mass, Southern NH and Western MA, the roads were in tough shape and these tires took it all. I would definitely recommend (and I have) them.

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Reviewed 10/17/2013
by Anonymous
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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Tough, long lasting. On my second pair.

Great tire. This is my second pair and they hold up better than anything I've ridden before. Great grip in turns due to the unique side tread pattern but very smooth on the straights. The tread lasts and is very resistant to punctures. Didn't have a single puncture on the last pair that lasted the entire season and their still light weight.

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Reviewed 11/11/2013
by Anonymous
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Puget Sound
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
A great tire

I have a few thousand miles on Rubino Pros. Flats are rare events - can't remember for sure when the last one was. Wear is good, performance in rain is good. Mounting the tire onto the rim is not a difficult as with some other brands. I've been through several other brands and settled on this one.

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Reviewed 10/24/2013
by Sr. NC Biker
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NC
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They work well for me

I have confidence in these tires. I have them on 2 bikes plus I have spare set when needed. They ride smooth, I don't feel any drag like I have with other tires and corner well enough for me.

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