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Vittoria Open Pave CG III Clincher Tire

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Review by Rick H

Reviewed 5/7/2015
by Rick H
Cycling Enthusiast
Houston, TX
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Very pleased with the results

I am happy with these tires. I installed the 27c size onto some Enve 3.4's (which have a 25 c width) and the 27's held to a slight increase to that dimension, about 27.5 cm. I have a Pinarello Paris which specifies that 25c is the max width which can be fitted. I ended up changing my Sram Red calipers to their Aero Link to provide more clearance and these have worked great too - no contact or rubbing at all.

I had the Continental 4000s 25c on these wheels before the Open Paves and the Vittoria's have a much better road feel.

Overall, very pleased.

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Review by Anonymous

Reviewed 4/20/2015
by Anonymous
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0 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These tires roll well, grip well, and are comfortable!

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Review by Anonymous

Reviewed 1/29/2015
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Bulverde, Texas
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Cozy and Fast

The open pave 27mm is the most comfortable tire made that will fit in the fork of my Italian go-fast. I'm a big boy, 6'3. 215 lbs. About 1500 miles on a pair, finally hit a chert pile in the road with a sharp-enough stick to tear a casing. I feel had already rolled over more than a few things that would have done this earlier, so I wasn't a bit surprised. This tire is a replacement for my rear, and it was not far from worn. The front tread should double this life. But I get good life with these, extreme comfort, and extreme speed. Can't beat that, especially at this price. They roll very efficiently at lower than rated pressure. They also fold up very small to carry a spare.

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Review by randoman

Reviewed 1/26/2015
by randoman
Cycling Enthusiast
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Most comfortable all weather tire I've tried

I've only owned these for a short time and have taken a handful of rides on them. I bought them as a winter tire to deal with central Pennsylvania roads in winter salt, cinders, potholes. They replaced Vittoria Rubino Pro IIIs that I have been quite happy with for riding in winter. But had to try these babys so I spent a few bucks and got em. I cannot say anything about their durability yet. But here's what I can say they are oh so comfortable. The supple ride was noticeable immediately and quite an improvement over the rubino pros. I also have a bike with Conti Four Seasons and the Pave CGs are still noticeably more supple than those.

So far I am very happy to have splurged for these. If you want to spoil yourself they are worth a try.

Only gave them four stars because I don't have a ton of miles on them yet and can't vouch for durability.

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Review by BorrachoBilly

Reviewed 1/8/2015
by BorrachoBilly
San Francisco
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
It does it all.

Great feel. Very good grip in wet and dry. Puncture resistant. Long wearing for its category. An exceptional all rounder. My favorite tire.

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Review by woo

Reviewed 11/21/2013
by woo
Cycling Enthusiast
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
a solid performer just got better

being an avid fan of vittoria clincher tires with their higher tpi count paired with latex tubes, i had some concerns about any changes to the classic pave, 700 x 24. new wheels with the wider rims made me rethink my tire sizing and i opted for the new version of the pave in 700 x 27. gotta say, i like it. running lower pressures allow me to ride in the off season without worrying so much about wet leaves, sticks, and debris in the road. that said, now i wish i had put these tires on before the fondo i rode in. i might have fared a bit better on my descent on a gravel road. for training and racing, i always ride vittoria tires.

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Review by The Original Bobster

Reviewed 10/28/2013
by The Original Bobster
Cycling Enthusiast
Spokane , WA
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Having ridden through several sets of the previous variant &40 CG 2 &41 I'm looking forward to even more riding pleasure.

I ride group events with pals on mainly chip coated country roads and train on these same roads. So far this season 2900 miles. I've had only one flat but when I see the center of the tire worn bald I change the tire. Vittoria tires roll incredibly fast as well as providing a glued to the road confidence . I'll not sacrifice these benefits by trying to squeeze every possible mile from them. I love starting a downhill on not so nice chip coat because I'm confident about a smooth ,fast and in controll trip down.

I recommend riders new to these tires experiment with tire pressures . By doing so you can dial in to the road surface to maintain all the benefits this tire offers.

I have mine mounted on HED C-2 Belgium wheels and awesome combo.

The Original Bobster

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Review by Chris R

Reviewed 9/18/2013
by Chris R
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
The training tire for larger riders

As much as I like the ride quality of the Vittoria EVO CG tires, they wear too quickly for training. I'm 190lbs and the Open Pave CG Clincher works perfectly for me. They are very puncture resistant, nice file tread and the ride quality is fantastic for a Pave tire. Perfect for the slightly damp conditions of San Francisco.

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Review by sygibson

Reviewed 2/14/2013
by sygibson
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
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13 of 20 customers found this review helpful.
Great feel tire, exceptional traction, slow rolling

First off ... these tires are a NIGHTMARE to mount the first time. It took me 90 minutes to mount 2 tires, and I had to use 3 different tire levers to eventually get it done. Then I pinched the tube, and blew it off the rim. After you finally get them mounted, and get miles in on them, they are easy to unmountmount. The first time mounting these were the worst tires I've ever had to mount in my life.

Second - handling characteristics. These are a 320 tpi casing. They're extremely supple, they handle well, and with the nubbly traction surface, they stick to the road like velcro. Extremely confidence inspiring.

Third - don't take them off road. I've been running Continental GP 4000s and Gatorskins for well over 10,000 miles. I've only ever gotten one flat (I ridecommute all winter long). The flat was the GP4000 during the winter. It was suggested to me the Open Pave CG III was a good gravel road tire. I got a flat from ordinary gravel within 20 miles. Thankfully, unseating and reseating this tire in the field was nowhere near as nightmarish as I was afraid it would be, after the bead stretched and seated.

Fourth - because these tires stick like velcro to the road ... they ride like they're velcro stuck to the road. The rolling resistance on these tires is extremely high, and I felt like I was constantly pushing them to go forward, they just don't glide or roll without putting effort in to them.

I think they might be an exceptional commuting tire during the dry season, and for non-competitive road riding conditions. They were so slow feeling, I wouldn't race them, and I question their durability when it comes to flat protection.

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