This is your guide to mountain, road and gravel treads from Vittoria Tires.
The Best Vittoria Tires
Vittoria is one of the world's leading manufacturers of bicycle tires. The company itself produces more than 7 million tires and 900,000 high-performance tubular and cotton tires per year! As of 2015, Vittoria ditched the GEAX name for its mountain bike tire line and united the full brand under the Vittoria name. As a partner with some of the most successful professional teams-both mountain and road-Vittoria has direct feedback from the best racers in the world for product development.
Combining both road and mountain, more than 30 professional teams rely on Vittoria tires every year, and the honors list is none other than jaw-dropping: 41 wins in the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta, Milano-Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix and 81 Olympic medals, 32 of which won gold. So what makes these tires so sought after?
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Vittoria 4C Compound and Graphene 2.0
In 2016, Vittoria introduced its 4C Compound, the result of a proprietary rubberizing process that enables four different compounds in the same tire. This layering process adds versatility, allowing Vittoria to tune tread flex, rebound, and base stability. A soft top layer durometer provides grip and support in the corners, while a stiff base compound improves durability and braking traction. Two years later, Vittoria updated its Graphene Compound and released Graphene 2.0 (G 2.0), taking the original Graphene compound foundation that Vittoria built and functionalized the advancements in performance specific application. The first generation of graphene compounds raised the bar for Vittoria. Graphene 2.0 pinpoints each performance metric desired and increased it. Vittoria feels it is now able to apply Graphene to help increase tire speed, wet weather grip, durability, and puncture resistance. Vittoria owns the only extruder in the world that allows for 4 compounds in a single tread, which is then fortified with Graphene 2.0. This allows Vittoria to fine-tune the flex of the tread-base and tread-surface separately, placing the correct durometer Graphene 2.0 compound exactly where it is needed for maximum cornering, climbing, rolling, and braking performance. Additionally, durability and puncture protection is also improved, as the base compound resists punctures and provides a more stable base for the tread.
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Vittoria Road Tires
If you ride the road often chances are, you know who Vittoria is and who rides these tires. Riders looking for performance and dependability look towards the Italian tire manufacture as the top of the performance pyramid. Vittoria's legacy is written on the climbs of the Alps and the cobbles of the Arenberg Forest, but that doesn't mean these tires are only for professionals or racers. The nice thing about the Vittoria road line it that you can see the technology used to create the top of the line tires trickle down to the training and mid-tier models as well. Same with Graphene 2.0 which has reinvigorated the road line with higher energy compounds and lower rolling resistance. If you're looking to find the cross-section of performance and value - here it is.
Vittoria Corsa Control G2.0 Tire
The Vittoria Corsa Control G2.0 Tire is made for riding and racing on greasy cobbles and rough roads or generally slick conditions. Compared to the standard Corsa, you'll see the addition of textured shoulder tread for improved grip on slippery surfaces, as well as increased tread thickness for better puncture resistance and durability. The 320 TPI Corespun-K casing ensures the tire feels supple though, smoothing out chattering chip-seal surfaces while remaining strong thanks to its Kevlar reinforcement.
- Excellent road sensation and vibration dampening.
- Performs in a variety of conditions
- Solid puncture protection for a performance tire
- Price; performance comes at it sometimes.
- Tread wears quickly
Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0 Tire
While some cyclists may completely revamp their bikes on the day of the race, others covet the familiar consistency of racing on their "as-is" training bike - wheels, tires, and all. Vittoria's Rubino Pro G2.0 makes a perfect partner for those who want to get the same feel from their tire, whether it's race day or through their training regimen. The Rubino Pro builds on the familiar Rubino platform, using the same 3C and Graphene 2.0 compound structure that riders love for its longevity and strength, but substitutes in a foldable bead material that reduces weight to shed grams wherever possible. Now you can train like you race with a tire that can take it and won't crush your wallet.
- A racing/training tire in one
- Outstanding wet weather performance and grip
- Long-lasting tread compared to Corsa.
- Weight; more robust than race on performance
- Not available in the tan sidewall
- Tubeless options are heavy.
Vittoria Corsa G2.0 Tire
As a top choice for Vittoria's professional riders, the Corsa has seen wins at the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, numerous Spring Classics, several World and European Championships, and the list goes on. The Corsa G2.0 Tire features Graphene 2.0, Vittoria's 320 TPI Corespun-K casing that closely conforms to the road's surface, providing you with the supple ride quality Vittoria tires are known for. Vittoria's exclusive extruding machine allows them to mix 4 compounds into a single tread and then fortify it with Graphene 2.0 - secret mixture. This will enable Vittoria to fine-tune the flex of the tread-base and tread-surface separately, placing the correct durometer Graphene 2.0 compound exactly where it's needed for maximum grip, rolling speed, cornering control, and wear life. Vittoria claims that Graphene 2.0 significantly reduces rolling resistance while at the same time increasing abrasion-resistance, making this tire both faster and more resistant to flats than the previous Corsa G Plus.
- Proven performance and trusted by the pros
- 4C tread compound gives excellent grip and rolling speed,
- Low rolling resistance with a comfortable ride feel.
- Available in black or classic tan wall colorways for the purest
- Sidewall protection is less than stellar if riding anything mix surface
- Faster wearing tread
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro G2.0
The Vittoria Zaffiro Pro IV is the latest innovation of this iconic high-mileage, massive-performance training tire. If you're looking for a tire that rides well and is nearly bomb proof - look no further. The Zaffrino features a lightweight folding bead and Vittoria's industry-leading Graphene 2.0 rubber compound, this tire begs you to push your performance to new heights and increase your standing on the podium come race days. Plus - the flat protection is killer, because no one wants to stop and change a flat during their interval block!
- Long-lasting tread and reliable performance
- The nylon casing is puncture resistant
- Outstanding performance in all weather conditions.
- Heavier than some in the tire's class
Vittoria Mountain Bike Tires
In 2015 Vittoria decided GEAX was to be no more and the Vittoria name riders know on the road will accompany its off-road tires. Vittoria has been crafting off-road race and training tires under the GEAX name since the 1990s. Some fantastic feet have been clinches on the famed tires - most recently a World Championship in the Men's Elite OXC by Frenchman Jordan Serrou. That being said, Vittoria offers tires for race day - in a new XC Race 120 TPI casing for those that love to go fast and enduro tough two-ply casing for those that bounce off the rocks. Either line you choose, each Vittoria tire comes with it new Graphene 2.0 that helps the rolling resistance and 4C The new 4C Graphene 2.0 compound consists of four different durometers of rubber in the tread, each one strategically placed for the best combination of low rolling resistance, cornering stability, grip, and longevity. Graphene 2.0 essentially takes Vittoria's original Graphene-infused Compound and betters it in every way, with special attention given to improving wet-weather performance. No matter what your riding plans are - Vittoria has you covered and in control.
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Vittoria Terreno G2.0 4C
Vittoria's Terreno G2.0 XCR Tires are built to offer you the benefits of a slick tire on the singletrack without ditching any traction. They feature a unique nearly bare tread on the centerline with a dotted center patch that is fast-rolling and semi-slick. The sides employ sharp, responsive braking and cornering lugs that will hold your wheel on its line through quick switchbacks and diving corners. The tire feature Vittoria's XC Race casing - which is Vittoria's lightest tubeless-ready casing, providing a supple feel over roots and rocks while rolling fast on the pavement. If you're looking fora dry - race day tire, this is it!
- Dependable grip in varying conditions
- XC Race 120TPI nylon casing drops grams and rolls fast
- Doubles as a gravel/adventure tire
- Concredible for dry and fast conditions
- Not a wet weather performance
- Can slip on hard sprint accelerations
Vittoria Mezcal III G2.0 4C XCR
A go-to race tire for many cross country racers around the globe, the Vittoria Mezcal is now on its third edition and only seems to get faster with each season. The key of the Mezcal is the super-fast rolling knobs and a slight chevron pattern that keep the grip in check but not overwhelming the overall speed. The round profile and predictable handling nature of the Mezcal make it a popular tire for those looking for a dependable race tread that won't send them into hay bales or put them on the jumbotron. Now available in Vittoria XC Race casing - turning this fast tire into an absolute game-changer.
- Predictive steering and knob pattern built for maximum speed
- Excellent cornering traction at speed
- XC Race 120TPI nylon casing drops grams and rolls fast.
- Mud can build up if riding in wet conditions.
- Treadwear on the 4c compound is fast
Vittoria Barzo G2.0 4C XCR Tire
This tire and tread recently claimed the Men's Elite World Championship on a very muddy, technical Austrian course. Vittoria's Barzo G2.0 XCR can confidently tame technical cross country courses at speed without killing your rolling speed or overall bicycle weight. Using square profile knobs for durability and stability, the tire grips various trail surfaces, and excels in the mud, all while keeping rolling resistance to a minimum. Its progressive sipe angles allow the tire to dig in even harder when the bike is leaned and traction is a must. The Barzo is a do-it-all tire that will have most of your trail condition bases covered as both a front and rear tire. For those looking for the ultimate Barzo experience - The Barzo is now available in Vittoria's all-new XC-Race TLR casing made from nylon with 120 threads per inch - fast and grippy. For a rider that turn front wheel heavy - try the Barzo front, Mezcal rear combo - you won't be disappointed!
- Grip for days and respectable rolling resistance
- Predictable grip and control in sloppy conditions.
- Sharp knobs offer a nice bite when sprinting up loose climbs.
- Slow rolling on the pavement
- Not a fantastic dry weather tire
Vittoria Martello G2.0 4C Enduro
Featuring heavy-duty 2-ply construction and an aggressive moto-block tread pattern, the Martello G2.0 Enduro 4C Tire shines on demanding enduro courses and high-speed gravity trails. For these types of riding, not only do you need all the grip you can get, but you also need stable tread blocks that resist folding while braking or cornering. Plus you NEED a tough casing that fends off punctures and pinch flats. Vittoria delivers on all fronts with the Martello featuring its 4C Graphene 2.0 compound that really improves grip in all conditions, as well as a revised Enduro casing that curbs flats. The new 4C Graphene 2.0 compound consists of four different durometers of rubber in the tread, each one strategically placed for the best combination of low rolling resistance, cornering stability, grip, and longevity. Pair this with the burly 2-ply casing and the anti-pinch-flat inserts that stabilize the tire's shoulder, and you've got a tire that finds grip in challenging terrain while holding up to repeated big hits at speed.
- Super grip and control for a big confidence
- A burly tire for enduro racing and gravity trails
- 4C Graphene 2.0 compound improves wet weather grip
- 2-ply Enduro casing holds its own in rugged terrain
- Large block knobs roll slowly on pavement
Vittoria Agarro G2.0 Trail 4C
Walking a fine line between cross-country and enduro, the new Vittoria Agarro is a prime mix of send it and go-get it. Vittoria's Agarro G2.0 provides considerably more grip than the Barzo cross-country tire, but without the enduro bulk of the Martello. It offers leading-edge steps, which work similarly to a ramped lug, but provides better climbing grip when things get technical and steep. Progressive sipes offer tactile grip on rocks and roots, particularly when things start to get a little slick. Vittoria employs its 4C Graphene 2.0 compound on the Agarro, which utilizes four different durometers of rubber in the treat, each strategically placed for the best combination of low rolling resistance and cornering stability grip, and longevity. If you're looking for a fast trail tire that rolls as well as it grips - stop here - this is it.
- An all-mountain tire that walks the line between XC and enduro
- Leading-edge stepped lugs reduce rolling resistance and killer grip.
- Progressive sipes hold onto roots and rocks, shed water and mud.
- Not fast rolling on pavement
- Could be to much tire for XC racers
Vittoria Mazza Enduro G2.0 4C
The Vittoria Mazza is a trail-enduro tire built around durability, grip, and traction. Vittoria Mazza is offered in two separate compounds; a heavy-duty, 2-ply enduro casing uses two 120 TPI layers for increased durability or a Trail TNT casing that offers a single 120 TPI casing with an additional 120 TPI sidewall strip for enduro-style protection in a lighter package. No matter which casing is right for you, the Mazza's tread design and compound stays the same with the broad and flexible side knobs that provide superior grip while cornering. The aggressive siping on the center and outside tread allows for traction in mixed and uneven terrain. The stepped leading edges help with traction during climbs and corning on blown out descents. Vittoria's 4C compound uses four different rubber densities to offer the best balance of grip, low rolling resistance, and wear resistance. Both the Enduro and Trail TNT casings use an anti-pinch flat insert just above the bead to stabilize and protect the tire's shoulder. This big knobbed tire is great both on the dry trails and on the wet rocks!
- Outstanding grip and tread performance
- Long tread life and takes trail abuse
- None, great aggressive trail/enduro tire
Vittoria Gravel and Cyclocross Tires
photo credit: Jordan Clark Haggard
One of the largest and most quickly growing new disciplines in the sport is one that most have been doing for years - gravel riding. Now that gravel riding has officially taken the cycling world by storm, the need for the right gear is paramount - most so the correct tires. Vittoria in recent years has expanded its vast line of cyclocross tires and added some dedicated gravel treads to the mix. Vittoria has made high-end cyclocross for years, and has seen plenty of victories under the likes of Michael Van Den Ham, and won USA Cyclocross Nationals as well as Pan American Championships in 2019. The gravel and 'cross tires themselves boast a fantastic array of tread patterns to fit any ride or course conditions. Now available in Vittoria graphene 2.0 compound - these treads will help you grab victories and set PR's no matter what your adventure.
Vittoria Terreno Zero G2.0
If your riding conditions are a bit on the dry and slop free side of gravel - the Terrano Zero is the tire for you. You don't need a tractor tread, and all it's going to do is slow you down. Vittoria Terreno Zero G2.0 has just the right amount of grip to pull you out of the sand and a fully slick center tread to roll smoothly on the tarmac or sunbaked gravel. The Terreno Zero strikes a balance between smooth and knobby by utilizing the technology of the Corsa line and fish-scale knobs we see throughout other Terreno tires to provide reliable bite when you're booking it into corners. A perfect training tire for those cyclocross racers looking to hit some dirt after a set of intervals on the road.
- All-weather performance and puncture protection
- Superfast on the road and the gravel
- Mirco knobs help dig when in sand or limestone terrain
- Not a wet weather dirt performer
- Solid center tread can slip on high torque gravel climbs
Vittoria Terreno Dry G2.0
Vittoria's Terreno Dry G2.0 is the go-to for gravel and 'cross specialists around the world. The key is the fish-scale style centerline tread that offers grip and rolls super fast on the pavement and grass alike. The shoulder knobs grip into the earth and elevate your braking control and cornering grip. For those 'cross specialists out there - this tire will take you farther into the season than you'd expect and will tackle many different terrains. This particular version comes with Vittoria's TNT casing, which easily seals up for running lower air pressure and gaining bump compliance in tubeless form. The 3C rubber compound includes Vittoria's exclusive G2.0 Isotech for smoother rolling, longer tread life, and outstanding traction
- Best of both worlds in grip and rolling resistance
- Great for gravel and cyclocross applications
- Side knobs offer more grip than expected in corners
- Tough casing helps while running low pressures
- Has its limits in the wet, soaked terrain
Vittoria Terreno Mix G2.0
These do-it-all tires handle a bit of everything when you're unsure of what the day has in store for you. That's because of its versatile tread that features spaced, ramped center lugs for fast-rolling power on the straightaways, and shedding mud. Open shoulder lugs boost traction across off-road surfaces and amplify traction when cornering in dusty off-road conditions, or open grass fields on 'cross days. For those looking for a single tire to run for dry and muddy days - the Terreno Mix is a great option - Plus it comes in tons of different widths for different applications.
- Versatile grip for variable gravel and cyclocross riders
- Open shoulder lugs grab onto gravel, dirt, and grass.
- Sharp chevron shape bites and holds ground on mud/grass sprints
- Slower rolling on pavement
Vittoria Terreno Wet G2.0
A tractor tread to tame the mud and offer a supreme grip on damp blown out gravel roads. But don't just chalk this one up-to "mud tire" this tread is very fast on the grass and many other features. The broken chevron-patterned on the Terreno Wet keep the tire rolling smoothly and allows for excellent mud-shedding when the tire hits the road. Now available in a 38mm wide version - this could be the perfect winter woods tire for those who never get off their 'cross or gravel bikes. The Terreno Wet G2.0 tire features Vittoria's TNT casing, which means you can run super low air pressures without the worry of burping the tire.
- Super mud-shedding while offering great grip
- Awesome mud and wet weather gravel and cyclocross performance
- Rolls fast on the grass and single track
- Full knob siping keep tread flexible on slick surfaces
- Tread can be squirmy on the tarmac at lower pressures
- Fast tread wear when riding on the road
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