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I purchased these Vittoria Rubino Pros to replace a set of Perelli Cinteratos. The Vittorias are much more supple on the road and provide all kinds of traction deep into the corner. They also offer a reduction in rolling resistance compared to the Pirellis. The Pirellis were marked at 28c and measured closer to 31mm on my wheels. They actually rubbed the crown of my new fork which is why I replaced them. My Rubinos are 25c, but measure 28mm on my wheels. The Vittorias feel more comfortable and faster in my opinion. They were also much easier to install on my Boyd Podium 36 wheels. i don't think I could have gotten the Pirellis on my Shimano wheels. I'm in South Dakota where the tarmac sees ripping heat well over 100F in the summer and -30 in the winter so, yeah, its deteriorated and full of freeze cracks. The Vittorias make it much more tolerable.
The insert is a cost effective tool that gives a little peace of mind that an unexpected puncture on my tubeless tire isn't going to result in damaging my rim. I've installed them for my CX wheelsets, so that I can run even lower pressures, provide additional tire support, and limit the chances of burping a tire on fast corners. Set them up and then forget about them.
Like many roadies, I waver between Conti GP and anything else. I usually start thinking ï¿½anything than Continentalï¿½ whenever I have to mount one. Iï¿½ve had good success with the Victoria Rubino line in the past but always drifted back to the stalwart Conti GP.
I ordered a 32 and 28 Rubino Pro G2.0 and have installed them on 50mm CF wheels on my Canyon Ultimate. The first ride was fine, but nothing revelatory. But then I did some research on pressure and realized I was about 10-15 psi too high. So after reducing pressure down into the 60s, rolled out for a 30 mile mid-day ride.
All I can say is ï¿½ wow. The ride was secure, fast (enough for November), plush, and several washboard sections of pavement (where I typically need to hang on for dear life) were floated over. In fact, I lost track of where I was for a while since that stretch is a typical distance milestone.
The tires look great, installed easily enough, and should function well as off-season training tires.
Nice balance between performance, durability and price. In other words, the perfect training tire for when you want to hang with the fast group. Used them on a couple trips to Italy and they handled snowy mountain descents and Tuscan gravel with equal aplomb.