Needed to replace my tires on my 2012 Felt F85 road bike. The original factory tires were Vittoria Zaffiro. Looked at other brands and decided to stick with these. I like the ride and the price was very right. This bike is at my vacation home. It is only ridden 4-5 times a month 40 - 60 miles at a trip from October thru April. I got 7 years out of the original time and just could not justify spending more considering I like the ride.
Tires are fantastic! Got 28mm width to replace 35mm commuter tires. Mounted easily by hand, light weight and roll fast. Ride is comfy even at Max. PSI. Have ridden 300Km, grip is very good. Order delivered less than a week, great job! You don't have to spend alot to get alot! Thanks so much.
These tires are really good for daily rides. They're not as fast as racing tires, but who cares? They are fast enough, and because they have more tread, they are less prone to flats. And the price is right!
I've been running these Vittoria tires on my road (25-28) and cyclocross (28 on road, off season) bikes for some time time now. The price can't be beat for good, solid performing tires. The tires last well, especially if cared for and rotated occasionally to ensure longevity. I ride about 250 milesweek. They are easy to mount new out of the box (let the tires 'relax' half a day before mounting).
This is my fourth set of Zaffiros. Prior sets performed exceptionally well, particularly for the price.
I noticed right away the tread design was a bit different, but the biggest change is max PSI. My old Zaffiros (700c x 25mm) maxed out at 130psi. The new ones max out at 100psi. Uh-oh.
After one week and 100 miles, any performance concerns have been laid to rest. The tires ride smoother and rolling resistance is noticeably better. Not exactly sure if thats due to the new design or simply that Im running on brand new tires, but Im pleased with them so far. Time will tell if theyll go the trouble-free distance of my older Zaffiros.
Note tire picture and specs havent been updated on the BTD product page.
I ride my bike to and from work and sometimes when I exercise. I actually did it for part of the winter honestly. The tire I bought from them has withstood snow, the blistering heat, and even a tornado. Honestly great product. Bought again just recently for my other wheel.
I really like this tire, i use it for city and touring. Here in the states I use 700 x 28 but when I travel abroad i'll go up to 700 x 32.
It's a real good rain tire too. The price is unbelievable !
I really like this tire, its smooth and fast with great feel. I find it very durable and have never had a puncture with this tire. For the price you can not beat it. I ride year round and am amazed how well it works on hard packed snow covered streets. I will be buying these again. A tire!
My last set of rubber were Panaracer Pasela which were great, but a recent purchase left me not so happy with the build quality, so I shopped around for a tire to fit my vintage Italian frame with high PSI clinchers. I was really attracted to the PSI rating and the review that mentioned Zaffiro were nice solid gummy grip tires, which I need here in NYC. Ride quality is smooth, resilient, and easy rolling to absorb the road imperfections that NYC is famous for. The big scare came when I fit the tires into my frame and found space of one or two hair filaments between the tire and the down tube in my tight geometry custom frame. My only major recommendation is to check the spacing of your frame since this is a really high profile tire about 3cm (1) above the rim, and a they are a bit heavier then the Pasela (but perfect for NYC streets).
The 700 x 25 are amazing for the money........The sidewall is stamped Min 70 PSI and Max 100 PSI and you MUST pay attention to the DIRECTIONAL ARROW on the tire.............!..overall these are great tires...not racing quality but for general riding..no problems...no flats after 300 miles..........
After swapping a narrow 700c wheelset onto my 1979 Takara Sport Road Bicycle since I broke too many spokes on the old 27 inch rims, I decided to give these 25mm road tires a shot, because they are two times cheaper than the Continental Gatorskins. After installing the tires without needing tire levers, I test rode the bike and noticed an increase in speed by about 2 mph and noticed a little rougher ride, but that's expected for a narrow tire. My effort to climb steep hills has decreased, giving me the advantage of wasting less energy. I would definitely buy again from BTD!
Bike Tires Direct has earned my trust and loyalty, and as for the Zaffiros I first became aware of Zafirro tires after I bought a Raliegh Rush Hour, and the tires endured three seasons of constant use. I now ride a Lapierre racing bike. If the cyclist is looking for a high quality, low cost, puncture resistant, training tire, these tires are a great choice. He or she should first consider that the tires are heavy, but the high pressure and minimal contact with the road surface enables less resistance. I'm glad I bought them, and again they are puncture resistant training tires. Thank you Bike Tires Direct.