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  • Black Fold, 700c x 23mm ($37.00)
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  • White/Black/White Fold, 700c x 23mm ($37.00)
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  • Red Fold, 700c x 23mm ($37.00)
  • Yellow Fold, 700c x 23mm ($37.00)
  • Black Fold, 700c x 25mm ($37.00)
  • Black Fold, 700c x 28mm ($37.00)
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Item # VIT0033

How do you roll?

The Vittoria Rubino Pro III continues the success of the versatile Rubino series. Billed as a reliable, high-mileage solution to extended training, gran fondos, or even coast-to-coast, ultra-endurance rides. The Rubino Pro features a technical tread pattern for stability across a wide variety of road conditions (including those surprise gravel detours that Google Maps failed to point out.) Vittoria’s nylon anti-puncture belt adds peace of mind. More importantly, the ride quality afforded by the 150 TPI nylon casing will smooth out decaying tarmac and the occasional rumble strip. Choose from 700C x 23mm or 25mm widths.

  • Mithril cut-resistant polymer weave minimizes chances of damage to sidewalls
  • Updated tread pattern increases contact surface area for better grip
  • 150 TPI for long-lasting tread life
  • Recommended pressure from 100-145 psi

  • 150TPI nylon casing
  • Technical tread pattern
  • Nylon anti-puncture belt
  • Wire bead
  • Available in 700x23mm and 700x25mm

Tech Specs

Actual Weight:
Orange/Black Fold, 700c x 23mm: 144g
Bead:
wire
Recommended Use:
road
Size:
700 C x 23 mm, 700 C x 25 mm

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5 5

My training tire of choice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When you get sick of sidewall cuts on your revered GP4000s then make the change over to this fantastic tire.

I made the switch in 2013 and have yet to retire one due to cuts, only wear. Mind you, this isn't my race day tire but I have raced on it on rainy days and some races with questionable roads and/or gravel and I don't feel like I gave up any advantage.

Plenty supple for training and long rides and even hooked up enough for racing.

5 5

Great looking, smooth roller

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Two things, OK three, led me to this tire. First, I'm a big fan of Gatorskins but just felt that I could get a better roll out of a different tire. So, my first requirement was a durable tire with better rolling characteristics. Check #1. Second, my Pinarello Razha has orange accents and after replacing the bar tape with Cinelli Orange bar tape (yep, got that here too!) I focused on the tires. This tire was available with Orange stripes. Check #2. Third, well sort of, I was hoping these might drop in price a little (though regular price wasn't bad). Every day during the TdF I'd watch for the daily specials here. Bingo!!! They went on sale and I snagged them! I had no issues putting them on my bike and they roll great. Though they can take 140 PSI I have only been able to get my floor pump up to 120 PSI. Time for a new pump?! Nonetheless, very happy with these tires and am now "Oranged Out!"

Great looking, smooth roller
5 5

solid training tyre that is race-able

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tyre is durable and light but not the most durable or the most light. It is very very raceable but frankly not the most tacky. It fits in that rare, "every tyre" category but doesn't shine anywhere in particular.

5 5

Great tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased a set of these to replace stock Bontrager R3s and the different is night and day. After a week of riding on the R3s there were several cuts from general road riding. I replaced them with a set of green Rubinos and have put 3000 miles on them. They handle well in all road conditions from smooth pavement to chip sealed roads. I unfortunately had to replace one due to running over a piece of glass that would've taken out a car tire but have no complaints with these tires!

What is the difference from a 700c and 700 tire?

5 5

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall this tire meets my expectations in three areas: price, comfort, and performance. Great handling in the mountains along with good rolling resistance makes this a great tire at this price point. Wear and tear is right up there with the best of the best as far as durability and flat protection are concerned, not to mention that it comes in several colors to spice up your bike...try a pair, you'll be glad you did and let me know how they feel

5 5

Love these tires.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have 1400 miles on these so far, average 200 miles per week mostly on asphalt roads and bikeways. The mix of performance, style and durability is very good for my riding habits. So far I find the optimal pressure for me is 130 psi. and I am 200 lbs. The color options on the folding tire allow me to use a tire that looks great on my bike and carry a spare on long trips just in case.

Love these tires.
5 5

Love 'em!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I rode Conti Gatorskins for years as my go-to trainer. I'm 1,000 miles into my first set of Rubino III's and I won't go back to Gators. They roll better, smoother ride, better handling. I rotated after 500 & again at 1,000 and I really can't see much wear. I've ridden smooth roads, roads hammered by construction, CO mountain roads, cobbled asphalt, and so far (knock wood) zero flats!

Add some spice to your ride

Rubino Pro adding some flare to a vintage ride

Add some spice to your ride
5 5

Good all-around trainer tires!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put this tire slightly above Continental Gatorskin for Training rides. They are quick, fairly supple, wear very well and handle nicely, and have good puncture resistance. Also if needed, like the Gatorskin, for Max Toughness they come in the Tech Edition which has sidewall reinforcement just like the Gatorskin.

The name says Black Fold, but the tech...

The name says Black Fold, but the tech specs say wire bead, not foldable. Which is it?
Thanks

Responded on

I think that's an error. I've ridden the 2s and 3s and both were folding and came in a box identical in size to open corsa evos. There is a rubino (non pro) that is a wire bead but it's only 60 tpi and costs less $. CC needs to correct the spec.

5 5

Grippy

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

These tires stick to the road, and handle the toughest roads i ride on. I have not had a flat yet, and are leaps and bounds better than the stock tires my bike came with. I am still wondering when i will get a flat!

5 5

One of the best training tires

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Vittoria has been manufacturing pro-level bike race tires for 60 years. It shows. Their range and R&D is pretty amazing.

Overall, the Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 is my favorite fast riding and training tire (though the Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II is a really good fast riding/training tire too). Rubino Pro 3's strengths are excellent grip and handling, good wear, very good puncture protection (much better than dedicated racing tires); and excellent suppleness and road "feel." The latter sets these Rubino Pro's apart for me.

I would certainly use these tires for a century or grand fondo, but the Rubino Pro 3 is not a "pure" racing tire. That is what the awesome, light, supple, and sticky Vittoria "Corsa" line of racing tires are for (or another great racing tire like Michelin Pro 4s). But racing tires wear much faster and have less puncture resistance. I don't want to puncture 20-30 miles out on a training ride (or a century ride), do you?

So, I use race tires in 23 mm size for race or timed runs on clean, dry, smooth roads. Otherwise, I use these Rubino Pro 3's in the 25mm size (only 235 g) for everything else -especially well matched mounted on the latest trend to wider rims by Zipp, Hed, Easton, Mavic (the new Ksyrium Elite), and those coming soon from Campy/Fulcrum and Shimano (reportedly in 2016). Lastly, personally, I use Rubino Pro 3's in the 28mm size (245g) for training in the wet/winter months on the wet and rough (chip & seal) roads in my area. 28mm tires provide much better traction, braking, and handling in these conditions; yet still roll fast and are relatively light.

Rubino Pro 3's are great tires! And a great value.

Responded on

What pressure are the 28mm tires rated for? I can't seem to find any info on those specifically, and I, perhaps in error, assume they would have a different rating to the narrower tires.

Responded on

Hi Justin. Really good question! Your suspicion is correct. First, of course, never exceed the max psi as recommended by the tire maker (which is listed on the sidewall of the tire). My 28mm Rubino Pro's say "Min 70 psi" and "Max 100 psi."

But, importantly, what is the *optimum* tire pressure for 28 mm wide tires?? Schwalbe has some good info about this issue on their website (google: "Schwalbe inflation pressure"). For an ave. 165 lb rider they recommend the following:

23 mm wide tire -- 115 psi
25 mm wide tire -- 100 psi
28 mm wide tire -- 85 psi

Remember, a rider's weight and poor weather are important variables. For example, when riding in the rain, many pros run 5-7 less psi in their 23 mm tires (and maybe 5 psi less in 25 mm tires). Regarding the weight of a rider: riders significantly lighter than 165 lbs can run 5 psi less in their tires. Whilst riders above 200 lbs may want to run 5-7 psi more in their 25 or 28 mm wide tires. Anyone disagree or have additional comment?

3 5

Long Service Life, OK Handling

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you're on a tight budget but still want some decent handling, the Rubinos are a solid choice. They corner well, though not as well as the Diamantes and Corsas, but they three times as long as Corsas and half again as long as Diamantes. The tread pattern deals with wet conditions reasonably well, too. If you want a training tire and don't care about handling, the Rubino is a solid option. If you want something you can corner on a bit better, but still lasts and won't break the bank, check out the Diamantes.

5 5

so far so good!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

i've used the a handful of times and so far i love these tires! they grip the roads really well. i run them about 100 psi and i have not had a flat yet.. i am a fan of these tires, work and feel great!

This cut and no flat!

Got this cut in my old Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 Clinchers about 500 miles ago, still no flat! Have over 2000 miles and they are good for another 1000 I would guess. Bought a new set because I was worried about this cut, but I'm not going to replace them yet.

This cut and no flat!
Responded on

So true. I had a very similar dimple-type cut in my Rubino Pro 3 rear tire and still got 3,000 miles out of it, at least half of that after the damage. Reassuring.

5 5

sturdy

i like that they have several colors to choose from so that you can deck out your bike, i've gotten many compliments.

aside from their appearance, these are also thick and feel very durable. they have great traction so that i feel safer cornering, not having to worry about them skidding out. i haven't gotten a flat with these since the 3 months i've had them.

5 5

Great tires

Bought some of these for my wife to replace her old cheapies. We were looking for a pair of durable tires that didn't create a lot of resistance and these have worked out exceptionally. She loves the way they ride and they grip the road well without adding a lot of extra weight to the bike. I would recommend these to the casual biker and work commuter.

4 5

Italian for victory

Robust training tires with a ride quality that approaches a lot of racing tires. I have been running these since December on winter roads with no problems or flats (flats happen sometimes but seem to be less of an issue on fresh, high-quality rubber) I'll be purchasing these again.