5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
The Vittoria Zaffiro 700c Road Tire is one tough tire.
I recently bought a set to replace the cheapies I usually ride on because these tires come in a size 28. Size 28 is really scarce for some reason. I weigh in at 240 pounds and I need that bigger tire to prevent pinch flats.
First thing I notice out of the box is that these tires have a very robust sidewall (stiff and tough). Great for the occasional gravel road you will run into in your travels. The next thing I noticed is that I had to really struggle to install this wire beaded tire on a Mavic open pro rim. I usually have no trouble installing tires with no tools on rims but these tires are REAL tight. Carry good tools with you when you ride or you may not get these off the rim to fix a flat.
I have now put 1000 miles on these tires since my purchase. Not one flat. No cuts, no one problem. My cheapie tires that I was using would not last 1000 miles without the cords showing thru but these Vittoria Zaffiro's appear to have lots of life left in them. Because of my size tire do not last like smaller rider's tires do.
I did notice, however, that the rolling resistance seemed a bit higher than the tires I had previously been using but I quickly got used to that extra effort.
So I am impressed and will purchase this tire again when needed.
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