The puncture-resistant hybrid road touring tire
|700x38c||40-622||Black||840 g|Graphene 1C Compound 33-TPI Nylon Casing 3mm Solid Shield Puncture-Resistant Breaker e-Bike Compliant – R-75 Reflective Sidewalls
This product is rated 5.0 of 5.0 stars.
It has received 1 review.
I just test rode my new tires! We have a little bit of snow. Though some melted, it refroze, so there are some packed snow spots, icy spots, and skiffs of loose snow the wind is blowing around. I liked the grippy quality of the rubber, so I didn't go out of my way to stay only on dry pavement. These tires did well, and are appropriate for such conditions if you keep your speed down and have the lightest of touches on the brakes.
They are fast, and the shoulder tread inspires confidence
I had 35s on the bike, and was unhappy with the somewhat harsh ride. These Adventure Tech tires are firm but supple, and take the edge off these rough streets.
I wish Vittoria provided recommended inflation pressures in the 'technical chart,' but I got lucky. The recommended pressure is 50-65 psi. I have a different brand of tire on another bike, and they are recommended at 80 psi for a 165 lb. rider! I come from an MTB and cruiser background. 80 psi is just nuts, and makes the ride harsher than necessary.
*I like the sensibly engineered tire pressure range. The tires are very fast but reasonably supple and provide some cushion.
*Grippy rubber and a tread design that lends confidence in taking shortcuts off the pavement.
*Tire size is stated 700-38c & 622-40. These will plump up to the 40. I anticipated and counted on that. If you are putting some on a skinny road bike, you better size down if 38mm is all the room you have.
*Best of all, these tires have a perfect dynamo strip. My old tires were trashing my rubber dynamo roller. The dynamo strip is not some tiny vestigial faux dynamo strip, but rather, a carefully engineered strip at the perfect location and angle to make your dynamo run like a Swiss watch. Such an excellent interface guarantees good dynamo roller grip even in downpours.
*Vittoria's headquarters is in Oklahoma!