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Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 2 Tire - Clincher

$21.60 $35.99

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Description

Train hard, win races.

The Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II Clincher Tire fulfills a wide variety of needs to an equally wide variety of riders. Constructed with Vittoria’s durable Aramid Endura compound, the Zaffiro Pro II is built to roll fast, far, and without incident. The nylon Puncture Resistant Belt (PRB) found in Vittoria’s higher-tier rubber, like the Open Corsa and the Rubino, is also used here. The Zaffiro Pro II accomplishes all this without adding an exceptional amount of rotating weight. Its newly developed tread, with deeper grooves in the middle and shallower shoulders, means you'll get excellent cornering in both wet and dry conditions. Since it's a 60 TPI tire, the overall cost is reasonably low for the high-quality performance. Black tread with black sidewalls only, leaving you to choose from 700C x 23mm or 25mm widths.

Tech Specs

Size:
700 C
Bead:
KEVLAR®
Foldable:
yes
Actual Weight:
Blue Fold, 700c x 23mm: 253g
Recommended Use:
cycling

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5 5

Great tire for commuting/training

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Decent tire with super good looks. I got the light tan sidewall to match my vintage Peugeot. Love them!

Unanswered Question

Why no 700x25s? Description says it's available. Many of us prefer the 25 ride and flat resistance to the traditional 23. Recent studies show lower rolling resistance with the 25s. Now the question: which on-line store will offer 700x25c in blue?

3 5

Okay commuter tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I mounted a pair of these on my fixie that I use for commuting. They're a bit heavy, were a real pain to get on and the low TPI is very noticeable compared to the 220 TPI Diamante Pros I have on my road bike. I traded out the front wheels one day because I couldn't believe how dead these Zaffiros felt and wanted to make sure I wasn't imagining things. The rubber really has no give and so, rather than soaking up road noise, they transmit it. Still, for $10-15 it's a deal and I'll ride them out before replacing them.

Also, seriously folks, my better half and I each ride 2-4K miles/year on a mix of bad pavement, chip and seal, gravel and dirt with Vittoria road tires (Diamantes and Rubinos) and average about one flat every other year. If you're getting 6 flats in a row, you need to take the tire off the wheel, replace the rim tape, clean the whole thing with a damp rag and pay attention when remounting. Unless you're really unlucky, you shouldn't be getting that many flats with any tire.

3 5

They're OK.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you don't like speeding downhill or twisty roads then these are fine. If you do happen to like either of those scenarios then choose a better tire. They simply don't grip and I've descended with these on my bike and been grateful to see the flat road. I wouldn't trust these for speeds over 30mph, which I routinely surpass. I upgraded as soon as I wore them out ( they came on my Wilier Imperiele) with a pair of Schwalbe Ultremo ZX. Night and day difference, but so was the price. Like I mentioned above, get these if you're just cruising town and don't need the traction for cornering.

5 5

Great commuter tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the money, especially on sale, I don't think there's a better tire you can buy. They're durable, lots of miles on them, very puncture resistant, decently grippy, and they look good. I use them on my single speed commuter, and haven't had a flat, worn them out, or had any problems. They aren't massively grippy, like say Gatorskins or something even more race-oriented, but they work. I wouldn't put them on my road bike for long distances, but they do the trick for rough commuting roads. I just bought two new ones on sale for when my current set wears out.

5 5

durable tire

Love these tires, ride them front and back on my fixed gear, skids well but does not disintegrate in a month, fairly cheap to replace when you wear one out. Max PSI of 140, I run them at about 120 in the back and slightly lower up front. A little rough on the crappier roads but rolls well everywhere else. Limited experience in the rain but they seem to do ok when its wet out.

5 5

Great for the price

Last long and don't cost more than my bike, I have the blue ones and the color really stands out.

5 5

1000's of miles of uninterrupted service

I have been commuting to work on these tires for a little over a year (2500+ miles, not counting weekend rides) and only now am I preparing to replace them. In all of this time, I have suffered only one flat (from a staple, of all things). Needless to say, these are extremely durable and dependable. If you are searching for a race day tire, keep looking. However, if what you need is a sturdy piece of rubber between you and the road, look no further.

5 5

Years of quiet, faithful service

I've run these tires on more bikes than I can count, always in the 25mm width. It's a fast-rolling, comfortable, durable tire. It might not be great for high-level racing, but it's the only clincher you need for training, recreational rides, and Wednesday Worlds. It's a tire you don't have to think about. It's not the lightest, it's not the toughest, it's not the smoothest. But it's close enough in all of those categories that I wouldn't even think about putting anything else on a road bike. I used to commute on them, too, but have since switched to the Fyxation Session 700 tires for a little more durability (they're twice as heavy, though).

4 5

Not bad.

Picked it up for commuting, and I have nothing to complain about. Don't have much to brag about, either. But I suppose that's all I can ask for.

It's just as much of a pain to get on as any other kevlar bead, so be ready for that.

5 5

Great training tire

Best training tire I've used. I've tried Gatorskins, Armadillos, Refuse, etc. and these have lasted the longest and cost the least. I don't ride a ton (~300 mi/wk), but I ride on all sorts of road surfaces and can't remember the last flat I had. They've even survived several rides of 20+ miles on dirt roads.

2 5

Not recommended

These tires came on my new Cannondale Synapse 6 bike. In the first 1000 miles I had five flats. I don't ride on bad roads either, so it was surprising. I feel the saying "you get what you pay for" comes to mind with these tires. Overall I wouldn't recommend these. Having to change a tire during a ride really puts a damper on the day. Suffice it to say, I switched to Continental 4000S tires.

3 5

blow out in the house

These tires came on my new bike. After the first ride(8.5 miles), the front tube popped and damaged the tire. I hope this is not a sign of things to come. My cheap road bike never had a flat tire.

Responded on

Sounds like a warranty?

Responded on

Sounds like pinch flat from improper mounting that damaged the tire.

5 5

I'm feelin it

put this tire on the back wheel of my fixie... last one i ordered lasted 3+ months. it is a good skidding tire in my opinion

4 5

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Tire

Rocking the red pair. They have been really nice so far. Put around 150 miles on them so far and I haven't had any problems with them. They have been wearing well, hold tight on those slushy spring mornings and I have no flats so far. Great tire for the price.

5 5

better than a mountain bike tire

I have these on my road bike and I love em, why you ask, because it isn't my mountain bike tire!!

4 5

Zaffiro, not Zaffrio, but still a nice tire

I use these on what used to be my commuter, but has now come into the job of recreation and training bike. It's not the lightest bike, and I'm not too concerned about weight overall. These are a nice tire for a situation like mine, where you want a reasonably priced tire that will last a long time. I commuted on these for about a year before I had issues (semi-regular commuting, average 2-3 days per week), but when I had issues, they were pretty big. Three flats in one ride, alternating tires big. Until that point though, they'd done a bang-up job. Definitely recommended.

4 5

OK Training Tire

These were very reliable for about 1,000 miles. By then they had a nice flat surface and became susceptible to flats. They were noticably slower than the Michelin Pro Race 3's I had before these. For the price though, not a bad deal.

Responded on

Yeah I'm in similar scenario. Same mileage, same flattening out but no flats so far. Very reliable for extended rides. Very good tire for the price. I'm ready to order another set.