19 of 21 customers found this review helpful.
I bought these tires to mount on a new set of training commuting wheels. A friend had recommended them, the price was right, and it was the rainy season, so I decided to try them out instead of mounting up a set of my usual (Gatorskins). These are great tires. While they don't quite feel as fast, I feel like they handle better in wet weather than the Gatorskins, especially when cornering, I've done several fast, technical descents on damp roads with these tires, and they handle confidently. They are also quite durable. I have about 1400 miles on the current set, and commute on roads where there is often broken glass or small, sharp rocks. I have dug out countless small bits of debris but never once had a flat with these tires. They are also pretty easy to mount, which matches my experience with other Vittoria clinchers. At 6'4 and 185lbs, I ride them at 120wet-125dry psi, which seems to be my sweet spot for comfort, speed, and debris pinch-flat resistance.
Unfortunately, a rock took a small chunk of tread with it on a recent ride, exposing the casing (still no flat!), and seeing as the summer weather has arrived I've ordered a set of Gatorskins. But you can bet I'm going to fill the hole with some Shoo Goo and try to wring another 1000 miles out of this set. These are now my go-to tire for damp wet conditions.
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