Vittoria's best-selling road tire Corsa has been recently updated
with new versions to satisfy different riding needs.
Cyclists are not the same. Some are more into riding for leisure and training; some are more into competitions and racing. Some are more into good quality-price ratio bicycles and equipment; some others ride high-end bicycles and do not compromise to have the same set-up and accessories used by World Tour riders.
Regarding bicycle tire performance, some road cyclists are more oriented toward certain performance characteristics such as resistance and durability, while others are more into low rolling resistance, lightweight, and comfort.
Starting from these considerations, Vittoria launched two Corsa versions designed to satisfy specific riding needs in the last twelve months: Corsa N.EXT and Corsa PRO. Let’s dive into the characteristics of each and their purpose of use.
Corsa N.EXT: Racing-inspired performance with the everyday durability of nylon construction
Corsa N.EXT focuses on the requirements of enthusiast cyclists who clock up the miles on long and demanding weekly rides. These riders expect every component of their bicycle to match their effort, especially the tires. They want speed (who doesn’t!), but they don’t want to compromise on durability and puncture resistance.
Vittoria design engineers combined their racing performance knowledge with the durability of a long-lasting nylon casing that uses a unique Silica and Graphene compound for improved rolling efficiency, grip, and longer wear life.
Corsa N.EXT is the first and only Corsa version using a nylon casing, a true technical revolution. Nylon fibers are strong and effective in enhancing the robustness and puncture resistance of the casing and, therefore, of the tire itself. To increase puncture protection, the central section of the casing features three layers of 100 TPI nylon as well as an additional puncture protection belt.
The tire resistance is further increased at the bead level with a chafer – an extra protective layer of nylon wrapping the bead. The high-tech bead has been designed to ease the tire mounting and inflation for both tube-type and tubeless constructions.
Corsa N.EXT is the recommended tire choice for cyclists looking for a solid, durable but also fast road tire for an excellent quality-price ratio.
Corsa PRO: The ultimate evolution in cotton tire performance & the choice of World Tour riders
Corsa PRO is Vittoria’s new top-of-the-range road racing tire, the choice of performance-oriented cyclists aspiring to use the same equipment as World Tour riders.
At the highest levels of road racing, riders expect every component of their bicycle to enhance speed and be lightweight, as every watt gained can make a difference. Tires play a crucial role in this as they are the only point of contact between the bicycle and the ground. They are part of the cyclist/bicycle system that transfers pedaling energy into movement.
When it comes to top-performance applications, Corsa PRO delivers superior qualities thanks to the use of a cotton casing. It’s more supple, more flexible, and lighter. Cotton flexibility allows the casing to adhere perfectly to every ripple of the tarmac, resulting in continuous contact between the tire and the ground, providing effective grip and never-ending traction. As a result, the tires deliver tremendously low rolling resistance and speed.
Corsa PRO 320 TPI cotton casing – the finest available in the market – provides the suppleness, comfort, and lightweight pro-riders are used to. Corsa PRO Graphene + Silica compound specifically improves road tire performance in terms of speed, grip, and durability.
Corsa PRO is the recommended tire choice for cyclists aspiring to reach PRO riders’ performance level, looking for speed, lightweight, and comfort above all.