4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Can't stop riding these tires.
I purchased these tires for all-day epics on service 'roads' and jeep trails in the mountains outside of Portland. As usually happens around June, I swap the road slicks on my cross bike for some burlier tires.
My criteria for selecting a new 'adventure' tire are as follows
1) Tubeless Compatible (even if this means using a non-tubeless casing)
2) Wide, like 700x38
3) Fast rolling center tread
4) Excellent puncture protection
x) extra marks for value (i.e. not spending $70.00 on a non-tubeless gravel tire with more threads per inch than I really care about... erhem CLEMENT X'PLOR MSO 120TPI)
And just like that the Vittoria Adventure tire showed up on the site right around the time I wanted to procure some new back country tires. Tubeless setup was a breeze on my UST rated rims.
So far, I can't believe how much faster these are on the road than the Clement MSO, the WTB Nano. The only tire rivaling this one's speed on the road is the Challenge Gravel Grinder, but that tire is flimsy as all getup (lots and lots of puncture). Once I take them offroad, they're plenty grippy even on dry to loamy singletrack dirt. On service roads I have plenty of confidence on rocky descents and the brake traction is exceptional.
If your'e looking for an adventure tire (and your bike clears 40mm tires), look no further.
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