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Vittoria Zaffiro Rigid Clincher Road Tyre
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|Black / Black||700 x 23c||
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|Black / Black||700 x 25c|
|Black / Black||700 x 28c|
|Black / Black||700 x 32c|
|Black / Blue||700 x 23c|
|Black / Red||700 x 23c|
|Black / White||700 x 23c|
|Black / Yellow||700 x 23c|
The rigid version of the Zaffiro Pro which sets the training tyre benchmark with fewer flats, secure grip thanks to the Aqua-Flow rain tread and long tread life. Low rolling resistance makes longer rides in the saddle a pleasure rather than a chore.
Top Features of the Vittoria Zaffiro Rigid Clincher Road Tyre
- Renewed, more modern look
- Racing inspired tread pattern
- Economical, high-mileage tyre
- Reliable 26 TPI rigid tyre
- Aqua-Flow rain tread pattern
- Sizes: 700 x 23, 700 x 25, 700 x 28, 700 x 32
- Weight: 340g - 430g
|Threads Per Inch:||26|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Lightweight Nylon Casing
Nylon is a robust and durable artificial fibre used by most manufacturers for utility tire casings. Traditionally, it lacked the flexibility of the polycotton casings preferred by élite riders but was lighter in weight than polycotton threads.
Now Vittoria has succeeded in engineering nylon yarn into our exclusive Nylon Plus 220 and 150 TPI weave, setting a new standard in each class of clincher tires. Weight is cut by 10% over the previous best nylon casings, while road feel and rolling resistance approach closer to the top-performing polycotton open tubulars.
Vittoria also offers casings in Nylon 120 TPI, Nylon 60 TPI, and Nylon 26 TPI, each equipping a family of tires at its respective point on the price-performance scale, and all conferring the Vittoria characteristics of comfort, speed, and good handling.
Aqua-Flow derives from car-tyre technology, introducing carefully shaped channels, or ‘sipes’, across the tyre’s tread, to drain water away and let the tyre grip the surface more effectively.
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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