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Vittoria Zaffiro 27 Inch Road Tire

Vittoria Zaffiro 27 Inch Road TireVittoria Zaffiro 27 Inch Road Tire
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This training tire is offers high performance features and a price won't break the bank. The tread features the Dot C.O.M. ("dot Computer Optimized Measure") concept which places larger dots toward the sides to maximize cornering traction while the smaller dots are placed in the center to lower rolling resistance, resulting in a fast tire with exceptional grip.

  • Dot C.O.M. tread technology
  • Aramid 3D compound offers flat resistance
  • 26 TPI casing
  • Wire bead is composed of four twisted steel bands for improved flexibility
  • Black tread with Black sidewall
  • 100 max. PSI
  • 27x1-1/8" and 27x1-1/4" sizes

Weight: 390 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Max Pressure: 100 psi

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

27 x 1-1/8

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-630 

27 x 1-1/4

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-630 

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Reviewed 6/9/2014
by Jfrom PO
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Oregon
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Back to basics, fresh rubber, low price.

Really like the product. Italian company, made in Thailand.

The blackwalls gives my vintage road bike a hip modern look for the price less than a Walmart standard Bell and they ride super smooth with little fuss time during mounting.

I can't quantify the dot traction stuff they talk about but if you are stripping cracked 30 year old alligator skin gumwalls they are ideal.

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Reviewed 7/17/2014
by ruslruslrusl
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raleigh, NC
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Good tires for my vintage road bike

Overall price and performance are good for these tires. It's getting harder to find 27x1-1/4 tires and tubes. Glad these are available and reasonably priced.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments

Hi,

Thanks for your review! I'm glad we were able to help you out with these 27" tires. As far as tubes, rubber is pretty stretchy, and a 700x28/32 tube will work fine with your 27x1-1/4 tires!

Thanks,
Stacia

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Reviewed 7/12/2014
by Anonymous
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Chicago Suburbs
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Great tires at a great price.

I wanted some good touring tires that would hold 100 PSI. These fit the bill. look like they will last a while.

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Reviewed 12/30/2013
by Mauryjoe
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St Louis, mo
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
This tire improved everything about the ride.

The quality of these tires was obvious as soon as I opened the box.

They went on the rim smooth as silk, and improved the looks of my bike when pumped to correct pressure.

On the street, I noticed that the ride and control had improved tremendiously.

The big surprise came when i hit my first climb.

I reached the top without going to my normal low gear!

The rolling resistance made it possible to top the hill at a speed I'd never achieved before. I would definitely buy these again!

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Reviewed 10/25/2013
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Looks modern, rides nice.

I bike an average of 25 miles per week as a commuter to and from my university. After about 200 miles tread is highly visible and even the rubber spikes are still intact. I had no problems fitting this on my American Flyer and best of all it looks modern. Good buy.

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Reviewed 10/4/2013
by Kj
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NE Ohio
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A good all around road tire.

I recently replaced both front and rear tires on my 1980s Schwinn Sprint with the Vittoria Zaffiro road tires. I have no complaints so far.

The tires seem to have a sensible tread pattern and perform well even in wet conitions. I would buy these tires again.

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Reviewed 9/5/2013
by jplrmcguire
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suburban chicago
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
This tire is a good value.

This tire is not a top of the line tire. However, for the price and the bike I put them on, they could not be better.

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Reviewed 5/30/2013
by Corvus
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Massachusetts, US
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The basics!

Down to the nitty gritty basics - a simple road tire for a simple, everyday city bike. Nothing fancy - just need a good quality tire at a great price - and this one brings it!

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Reviewed 12/7/2012
by Anonymous
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire at a great price.

I replaced the tires on a 12 speed that I payed $25.00 for at a flea market . Replacing the tires made the bike like new.

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Reviewed 10/26/2012
by Anonymous
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Greensboro, NC
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good upgrade for an older road bike

I have just dusted off my Schwinn Voyager 11.8 as a training bike. The tires needed replacement and I chose these based on price and reviews. After the first few miles I am quite happy. Great rolling resistance, and good ride. Have not tested the traction either dry or wet. Stay away from the Kenda tubes and liners. They fell apart right away.

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Reviewed 10/18/2012
by Detroit Boy
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Wyandotte Mi
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good tire!

300 hundred miles on this tire with no problems!

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Reviewed 9/7/2012
by jax-on
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central CA
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
break out the lube

I also have 27 sun rims and have a hell of a time getting these tires on. I pinched a few holes in my tube before I got a clue. You have to lube the rim edge, the tire bead and the tire lever tips BEFORE attempting to install (don't wait until it's halfway on). Any water based lube will work. It's still going to be a pain in the ass, but it will fit (puns intended).

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Reviewed 9/3/2012
by Anonymous
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Philadelphia Suburbs
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Tough to get on to rims

I like the handling and ride of the tires, but they were really hard to get on the rims. Almost seemed too small, and I pinched a couple of tubes in the process. I have regular Sunrim rims, 27 x 1 14 and used the 27 x 1 14 tires. Not the only brand that has given me this trouble lately, but several brands do fit well. Good value if they fit your rims.

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Reviewed 8/27/2012
by Scottirock
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Des Moines, Ia
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great all around Tire.

Nothing bad to say about his tire. It's labled as a training tire. I use it in my everyday riding. It seems to make hills and turns almost effortless. Smooth ride, Great traction, easy to install. My son just got new Bike and is using the same tire. Very dependable. I live in Iowa, Home of Ragbrai. This tire has seen every terrain and weather condition. Passed every test.

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Reviewed 8/13/2012
by pizzaman36
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Lake Oswego, Or.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tire, Very Smooth, Great Value as well.

Great Tire! Very Smooth, Great Value as well.

Thanks,

KC

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Reviewed 8/3/2012
by Mabild7
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Minneapolis, MN
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Best 27in tire option available.

I ride continental gatorskins on my cross bike, and was looking for something with similar flat resistance. This tire claimed to have reasonable flat resistance, and after about 200 miles through some really crappy roads, I can say I agree. For the money, this is the best 27in tire available.

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Reviewed 7/24/2012
by DinnerRider
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Memphis
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
50 miles in and they're very good

I pulled the Lotus out of deep storage and needed to replace the 26 year old Panaracers with another 27 tire. Just getting back into riding and wanted to save a few bucks so I bought the Vittoria Zaffiro based on other reviews. They went on easily, look great and best of all, work. I use the bike for suburban riding and on the local rails to trails greenline. We or dry, they stick, and in 50 miles I've had no punctures. That's saying something as I'm 250lbs and the asphalt concrete roads and converted wooden rail trestles can be rough. I keep them at 100psi and all's well. Very satisfied.

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Reviewed 7/14/2012
by Team USA
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Paramus,New Jersey
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Beggs to be driven hard, especially in turns!

I have an Raleigh team usa bike. ******** of New Jersey reccommended the Vittoria tires, I had used the Conti's in the past, 800 miles later I love'em! Never a flat or any issues. The tires love to be ridden hard, I have drove them over glass, pebbles and pot holes and what ever else the road has dihed out, they take. Also, good in rain, and can withstand 40mph down hill runs!I inflate to 100 lbs every ride and they seem great so far.

i will say the rear tire is showing signs of wear, but the front still looks good.

They have my vote, will order same after this season.

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Reviewed 4/24/2012
by SteveinPA
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SE Pennsylvania
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Nice tire. Great when you consider price

Have run 2 sets for 2 years. Bought when I was looking for a cheap set on a flip bike. Once I rode them I decided to keep the bike a bit longer. That was 2 years ago. I was expecting flats due to inexpensive price but have not experienced any! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4/18/2012
by Road Runner
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Up state NY
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Good rubber

I like to train on steel so I keep my old '88 Raleigh running. These tires are a great replacement tire. Good grip, kinda thin walled for comfort. I like the 1 18 size for rough roads. I got a kick when I saw Tom Boonen winning the Paris Roubaix on 27c skin walls. To the credit of Bike Tires Direct great customer service they did immediately replace a manufactures defect on one of the tires I order.

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