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Vittoria Rubino Pro Giro Pink Clincher Tires $0.00
It's no secret that the Giro attracts fans of the more, well, fanatical variety. Perhaps it's this, or its inexplicably moderate media coverage, that encourages the flaunting of Pink both during the race and over the course of the year. And while this would be frowned upon outside of the race if the color of choice was Yellow, the supporters of Pink are always deserving of an approving nod. It's for this reason that Vittoria is providing you with the tools for fanaticism with its limited Rubino Pro Giro Pink Clincher Tires.
Vittoria gave this tire a 150TPI casing, meaning that the sidewalls are comprised of 150 threads per inch. And if you're wondering why there are 'threads,' this is because the Rubino Pro II's casing is comprised of individual nylon threads. This increases the overall durability over the tire when compared to the cotton casings found in EVO line of tires. Accordingly, Vittoria consciously created the Rubino to favor long base miles and races on unpredictable surfaces over team-car-supported rides. So, yes, these tires sacrifice a small amount of cornering flexibility compared to a 320TPI open tubular, but over the long haul, the sacrifice is negligible. Additionally, the 150TPI casing provides a solid stiffness-to-weight ratio for the Rubino. By this, we mean that the tire's weight hovers around 225 grams, depending on width, while still retaining a retaining a strong resistance to punctures and debris.
And this brings us to the Rubino's new rubber compound, Kevlar Endura 3D. This rubber compound is impregnated with Kevlar during the production process, providing the compound with a high resistance to puncture and wear. Additionally, this treatment also enhances the compound's grip in wet environments, while slightly reducing the Rubino's rolling-resistance.
The Vittoria Rubino Pro Giro Pink Clincher Tires are available in the color Pink, in clincher form, and in either a 23 or 25mm width. Please note that this tire is being sold as a pair, not individually.