Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

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Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby yeachan153 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 22:44 pm

Comtemplating getting a set. What kind of mileage will I get, considering I am a light rider at ~60kg?

Anyone have problems with excessive cuts etc?

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Oct 11, 2012 22:45 pm

Bloody great tyres.
I'm a big boy and get a good 4000 miles out of a set.
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby yeachan153 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 22:53 pm

Good to hear - I'm guessing that's with rotation? How does the soft tread hold up?

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Oct 11, 2012 23:18 pm

Nope, and tbh I only changed them because of a cut and the fact that the 320 TPI versions came out! They are still going strong...
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby APIII » Fri Oct 12, 2012 07:25 am

I had to bin mine after less than 1k due to some small cuts that had gone right through the carcass. GP4000s have been much better for me, just not as supple.

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:11 am

GP4000s are good, I got some in the 24mm size, don't feel as 'nice' but stronger...
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:39 am

Pave are a side product of the tubulars, which come as 24 and 27 mm. I have the 27, which I use on my nemesis rims for cobbles, dirt roads and the likes and for that they are very good. The open pave are 24, so in terms of size you don't get much over a conventional 23 mm tyre. They have good grip, which also means lower mileage. Puncture resistance is average/good and the side walls are pretty thick.

So, my verdict for these is better grip than the Gatorskins, but lesser puncture resistance... price is much higher, of course.... so it really up to what you are looking for. I would only buy them if on offer

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby giant man » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:47 am

The 'new' open pavé, which has the green on the walls of the tyre instead of the middle, is going to be offered in 25mm and 27mm, which is interesting.
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby Hubcap » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:14 am

I have been running mine all summer and I love them for the ride they give, they have a great feel to them and are comfy, no punctures all summer either. But, recently I've had a couple of flats on them which follows the same pattern I had running them during last winter so I've now taken them off the bike and replaced them with something a bit more durable for the winter.

Come spring they'll be going back on again without a doubt. :D

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby racingcondor » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:37 am

They are fast and supple for a bad weather tyre but I found they got cut up too quickly and went back to GP4000S. Depends where you are riding though, near London we get endless bits of flint washed into the road so need something harder to survive that.

That said though the main thing that put me off was the price/durability comparison between them and the Conti's.

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby Bigpikle » Fri Oct 12, 2012 18:15 pm

giant man wrote:The 'new' open pavé, which has the green on the walls of the tyre instead of the middle, is going to be offered in 25mm and 27mm, which is interesting.



when are these due out? Cant find any reference to them anywhere....
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby giant man » Fri Oct 12, 2012 18:17 pm

on vittoria's site mate
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby Bigpikle » Fri Oct 12, 2012 18:29 pm

thanks - wonder when they will be available here....
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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby Evil Laugh » Fri Oct 12, 2012 18:44 pm

I'm on my third set I think and had my first punctures this year, one a nail through sidewall and a tooth sized bit of glass on center tread. I pick up a lot of glass but I check them every few days and remove debris. The cuts never seem to get through the belt so doesn't bother me. I had the vittoria evo sc and they were useless, lasted 3 rides before being cut to shreds. I cycle Surrey, Kent, Sussex and London.

Think I've done a good 3000 miles on mine this year and the rear is on the way out but plenty left in the front.

My experience is my missus gets more punctures on conti 4000s but that's just us. I cycle much more center road though.

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Re: Vittoria Open Paves Clincher

Postby Evil Laugh » Fri Oct 12, 2012 18:45 pm

I'm on my third set I think and had my first punctures this year, one a nail through sidewall and a tooth sized bit of glass on center tread. I pick up a lot of glass but I check them every few days and remove debris. The cuts never seem to get through the belt so doesn't bother me. I had the vittoria evo sc and they were useless, lasted 3 rides before being cut to shreds. I cycle Surrey, Kent, Sussex and London.

Think I've done a good 3000 miles on mine this year and the rear is on the way out but plenty left in the front.

My experience is my missus gets more punctures on conti 4000s but that's just us. I cycle much more center road though.


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