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Item # VIT0088

The green is the giveaway.

Look at photos of most races, and you’ll see a sea of all-black tires. Look at Roubaix, Flanders, or any of the other cobbled classics, and you’ll see a lot more earth tones popping up. There are a few tire manufacturers capable of producing tires for one of the most difficult sporting events on the planet, and Vittoria is one of them. The Open Pave EVO CG III is the latest in a long line of ultra-supple tires designed to take the edge off the cobblestones.

  • 320 TPI
  • ISO Grip rubber compound

Tech Specs

Compound:
ISOgrip
Size:
700 x 25 c, 700 x 27 c
Type:
clincher
Casing:
Corespun
TPI:
320
Bead:
folding
Actual Weight:
Black/Green, 700c x 25mm: 257g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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Corsa pavès for wet cobble racing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Or wet commutes in Seattle area they are a very consistent ride all year I run them 90-95psi to last longer and used the 24mm's for Seattle-to-Portland at 105-110psi a 206-miler this year in 16-hours.

The rain section has a diamond pattern when new and it does work so I switch front-rear and wear them out betweem 3.5k-5k miles a pair, almost a year.

Avg. ride time: 5h 1m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Good Tire

    Good over all feel and road grip, but they do wear out quickly

    love 'em

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    finally made switch from 23 to 25. very happy - feels like riding tubeless - smooth ride w/o giving up speed. also no problem w/ fit with brake clearance. have run them at 100psi, 115psi, and soon i will try 125-130psi. great quality tire - not sure about durability and if fewer flats, but so far so good. highly recommend.

    Ok but wear and cut easy after 1000 mile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So these tires were great for about 1000-1200m, after which point they are pretty much done. Great for the first 1000m, tho. Excellent for rain and crappy roads with potholes, grit and whatnot from the winter. Just not worth the $ IMHO in comparison to Conti GP4000s which I easily get 5000+ miles in and similar performance.

    27mm so much better than 25mm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These tires fits narrower than my previous Conti Gran Prix 4000S II. The 25mm were not even 24.5 on same fairly wide rims (26mm external). Not to mention that the 25mm are soo tight to install. So tight that I sold them on eBay. Then i bought the 27mm on sale and I love them. They measure 26.5 on a 26mm rim. The ride like a dream and are a breeze to install. I have read they will be discontinued so I am stacking up before shops run out...

    Awesome Tyre

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tyre is superb. The rolling friction is really nice and feels really clean and in tact with the roadway. I've gone through grass, gravel, and even a busted beer bottle with no problems. I am really enjoying this tyre and will be using it to ride 300 + miles to the beach later this month. I'm not anticipating any issues as I have done several training rides with none. I will update after my trip. Overall great tyre.

    Avg. ride time: 12h 14m per week
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    Fantastic Tire for everything

      My weapon of choice for rough rock-chipped roads, gravel grinding, and epic rides.

      Reliability on the road is exceptional, durability is a cut above any other high TPI tire I've been on. A lot of bang for your buck here for the amount of miles it takes to wear these puppies down.

      Surprisingly supple feel for an ultra comfortable ride, but sturdy and quick enough for a road race or a few practice crits here and there.

      Great all around, any condition tire!

      My favorite tire

        For the absolutely crappy roads of N Orange County, CA these are the best tires for the money. In our area, many of the roads have even no maintenance for30+ years and they are worse thantheobbles we've ridden in France and Italy. I can rely on the tires to take the punishment and last a long time (6-8 months at 100-200 miles/week).

        Vitoria has put outstanding flat protection belts in these tires. I have picked up lapel pins, glass, wire and all sorts of other stuff. As with all tires, the tiny pieces of auto facial tire wire can work it's way through.

        The only downside is that in my opinion they are a bit slower and take a little more effort to get them moving. At 70 years old, I don't race that much anymore, but these guys roll smoothly up to about 25 MPH on the flats and really grip the road on mountain descents.

        I plan to stock up with these tires and ride them into the ground. If the replacements are anywhere near as good, I will buy them when these are used up.

        The green stripe

          ...the mark of those who know.

          Based in northern Italy (tires made at their own plant in Thailand), Vittoria has been manufacturing pro-level bicycle tires for 60 years. It shows. Their range and R&D is pretty amazing.

          For ex., these Pave EVO CG III's were specially designed to be used on the cobblestones ("pave") in the famous "Spring Classic" races in northern Europe like Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders (which is like the Super Bowl to the people of Belgium).

          This is one strong and tough tire featuring an incredible 320 tpi. The suppleness, cornering grip (including in the wet), and the road "feel" is what makes Pave's special.

          But all tire characteristics form a compromise. In exchange for the superb cornering grip, these Paves do wear out a little faster than some tires.

          I use these Pave III's in the 25 mm size as a general fast training and riding tire. I use the 28s in the winter. In summary: Great fast training/riding tire for rough (chip & seal) roads, especially if wet.

          By the way, in my experience, the puncture protection has been very good with these Pave's. The rubber does get small cuts easily. But actual flats are rare in my experience.

          Great on Texas Chip

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This is refresh of a previous review for the 700x27C Open Pave CG III Iso-Grip which I prefer to the 25's. These and the Schwalbe One 25C's are my favorite tires. They are a little higher volume vs. the Schwalbe One 25C's I feel (though I have no data to back that up) and like them better than the Schwalbe One 28C's. The Pave's are particularly good on rough chip seal. I'm 95kg (~210#), have them mounted on Zipp 303's and run them at 86/90 PSI F/R with Schwalbe Extra Light tubes. I average about 15,000km/yr. Good grip, decent durability, good puncture resistance, supple ride, good for killing road buzz when properly inflated ... nothing rides well at 120 psi on chip seal, crap roads, or gravel ;-) In my humble opinion lower pressures are not only more comfortable result in fewer tire cuts, not to mention lower rolling resistance, better grip, and less fatigue. They aren't cheap but if you ride a lot in less than ideal conditions the "good stuff" usually equals fewer breakdowns and crashes.

          Doesn't get any better

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Crazy durable for such a silky smooth ride. Will be my yr round tires. I'm 200lbs & bring my single speed mtb style to the rd bike which I typically schred rear tires.....not these.

          Great fall, winter, spring training tire

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          For years my "crappy weather" tires have been Bonttager Hard-Case mounted on a set of Campy Proton rims and they do the job, they have been pretty much a install, ride, and forget about them. However, Hard-Case are not overly fast and their wet weather grip and ride characteristics are only so-so for the version I have been riding.
          For the past seven years my summer tire set up has been Vittoria Diamante, in what ever particular version was current at the time - Pro Light currently, mounted on Campy Shamal Ultra wheels. I love them! Handle great, ride great, and are reasonably flat resistant.
          Given the great performance I have gotten from the Vittoria Diamante series, last winter I decided to give the Open Pave EVO CG III a try. Understanding that the Open Pave would not duplicate the performance qualities of the Diamante exactly, I did hope that they would live up to their reputation of a good handling, reasonably fast, and durable "crappy weather" tire. And they have!!! Touch wood, no flats yet, and the ride is supple with great grip and road feel.
          Sizing and Fit:
          I would have liked to try the 27mm but was concerned if I would have enough clearance so I went with the 25mm. No problem what so ever. They run very true to width (compared to what I have heard and read about other tires) and I have no issue with chain stay or brake clearance. I am sure I could go with the 27mm.
          My only complaint, there is no way in hell you can mount these tires on Campy Proton rims and should you ever have a flat expect to get them off and back on with cold, numb, fingers and hands.
          My Proton wheels have been regulated to indoor trainer use and I have the Open Pave mounted on my Shamal Ultra wheels. I would have never thought there would be such a difference in the rims.
          Would I buy the Open Pave again for a fall, winter, spring and gravel road tire: Yes!

          3 Flats in one ride

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Just purchased these tires 2 weeks ago, slightly damp conditions today on South Texas roads had 3 flats 2 front 1 rear flat. Good feeling ride, but very little puncture resistance, not what I expected from a Pave' Tire.

          Unanswered Question

          These tires look like the ticket. Does anyone know how wide the 700x25c is when mounted on a 700 x 17c rim? I've got some tight clearance with front mech. Thanks!

          Nice Riding Tire

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I took the tires off that I normally ride and put these tires on to compare them. I ride on some pretty rough roads so I usually ride tires that are heavier and punture resistant. These tires are much more comfortable and seam to have less rolling resistance. I rode them for a week and then put my old tires back on. I decided to save the Vittoria's for special events and not use them for my day to day riding.

          smooth

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I started using vittoria 25mm when conti 25mms started rubbing. I really like them, they are on the thin side of 25mm if you know what i mean, they are light and smooth. I have 2 sets on two different bikes. Did not get any punctures yet on both after maybe 800 miles or so.

          smooth

          Great training & racing tire

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I'm a long-time Open Pave fan. I have used several versions of the tire, the old 24 mm, 25 mm, and 27's. I like the 27's best -- they are almost a gravel tire, and I have ridden them fast on crushed stone and gravel trails as well as all kinds of pavement. I use these as a training tire, and fall-winter-spring tire. I've raced them in a half iron distance race with some rough pavement, where they were super comfortable. My current set up has the 27's on wide rims (Hed Belgium+). The Paves are on the narrower size for their listed widths, but still true to size (unlike some other brands' 25's that inflate to 28 mm). They are a go-anywhere tire that is fast, grips well, and holds up nicely. I have never flatted on them over thousands of miles. I recommend them to any serious rider.

          Spot on. I'm a big fan of the 27's as well and have been running them for years. They are particularly good on rough chip seal. I'm 92kg, have them mounted on Zipp 303's and run them at 86/88 PSI F/R. Good grip, decent durability, good puncture resistance, supple ride, good for killing road buzz when properly inflated e.g. nothing rides well at 120 psi on chip seal, crap roads, or gravel ;-)

          Comfortable, no flat protection

            I've had good luck with the corsa evo so I decided I'd give these a chance. They roll great and make awesome contact with the pavement but I experienced two flats on the second day of using them. One flat was in the morning, pulled out a tiny burr, second was at night, due to something in the bike lane. Nice supple tire, but pack a flat kit.

            Smooth and Fast

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I have been riding on Vittoria Rubino Pro 25 mm's, but I wanted a bigger tires for an upcoming Gran Fondo, which is run over rough roads in Northern California. Years ago I had run Vittoria's Paris-Roubaix tubulars, which were fantastic and I figured these were as close as I could get in a clincher.



            The tires were everything I could have hoped for on the Gran Fondo and I've put several hundred more miles on them since. At about 90 psi, these are smoother than any other clincher I have run, but they are also responsive and feel extremely planted in fast corners. The 320 thread count really shows it's superiority in feel and ride. They also have a very nice sound and promote confidence on all surfaces.



            Don't know yet how they will be for durability, but at even half the mileage of lesser tires, the ride is worth it!

            Smooth and Fast