- Vittoria Diamante Pro Radiale Clincher Tyre
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|Black / Black||700 x 22c|
|Black / Black||700 x 24c|
This is Vittoria's front-line family of clincher tyres for real-world racing. Diamante Pro is an élite racing tyre in their advanced, light and flexible 220 TPI Nylon Plus casing.
Top Features of the Vittoria Diamante Pro Radiale Clincher Tyre
- Sub-200g weight in 22mm size
- Fast-rolling slick tread centre, with grip pattern at shoulders
- 220 TPI nylon casing for comfort at up to 10 bar
- Size: 700x22c, 700x24c
- Weight: 195g, 210g
- BAR: 7/10
- PSI: 100/145
|Threads Per Inch:||220|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Superfine 220 TPI Nylon Plus casings make these top choice for talented amateurs who value practical usability as well as light weight, speed, and the comfort conferred only by a high-thread-count casing. Diamante Pro Light for extra speed on good roads, reinforced Tech for harsh conditions.
A highly-studied, modern tread design, very light weight, bead-to-bead flat protection, and secure handling set the bar for race-tyre performance.
Radiale Technology: Vittoria has expanded its nylon casing technology with radial casing. The cord plies of radial casing are set at 85 deg to the direction of travel (from bead to bead) making that the cords deform freely as the tyre flexes. In conventional casing, the cords overlap diagonally to the direction of travel, causing more friction between the two plies.
Due to the direction of the cords, the tyre gains flexibilty resulting in more comfort and grip. Due to the flexibilty, the width of the tyre is reduced by 1mm making it lighter, more aerodynamic and therefore a faster tyre.
About Road Race Tyres
These tyres are for racing style bikes that use clincher/hooked rims, these are the most common fitment and hook onto the rim and require an inner tube. There is a wide choice of tyres within this category and the right choice is important. Lighter tyres will accelerate quickly, but will be more prone to punctures so getting a balance is extremely important. If you require a tyre for all round use look for something with puncture protection, an average TPI(Threads Per Inch) and average weight. If you require a fast tyre and speed is the only thing that matters look for a low weight folding tyre with high TPI. If durability is your priority and speed is not so important look towards the puncture resistant tyres and consider going for a wider tyre, these will be less prone to punctures and offer a bit more comfort. For wet road conditions a triple compound or winter tyre is a good choice, these use a softer compound on the cornering surface to maximise grip.
|Recommended Vittoria Tyre Pressure|
For normal road surface and dry conditions. Note rim specifications regarding max tire pressures allowed. For wet or rough roads, decrease by 0.5 bar (7.5 psi). For tubular tyres, increase by 0.5 bar (7.5 psi).
Ideal tyre pressure is subject to many variables such as road surface, weather conditions, bike materials and setup, rider’s weight and lastly, riding style. The best way to fine tune ideal tyre pressures is field testing a variety of different pressures. One method is to use a short criterium style circuit, preferrable with a variety of corners.
Start with the suggested pressure and ride a lap. Each following lap, lower the pressure by 5psi until you feel the tyres start to “wallow” or move a bit. This is your lowest pressure point. Return to the above table pressures and raise 5psi each lap until the tyres start to bounce and skip/move across the surface. This is your max pressure. Decrease by 5 psi from here until you feel you have the best pressure for the conditions.
Keep a tyre pressure log, including road surface, techinicality of the course, weather conditions, tyre type, brand, and TPI. Finally, the bike you used and your weight on that day. Over time, this log will become a valuable tool for referencing tyre pressures and road conditions in order to optimize your performance when on race day.
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