Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Tech road tyre review

Puncture-resistant rubber

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £17.99 RRP | USD $27.97
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Tech tyre

Our review

Fair rolling performance and good price, but limited protection
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Vittoria’s Tech tyres are protected with Mithril. No, not fictional dwarf-mined metal but ‘a lightweight, tear-resistant polymer weave that’s applied to the tyre sidewall’. We found this slashed relatively easily, though, and the puncture-resistant belt under the tread wasn’t that tough either.

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The tyre rolls okay, despite having a theoretically less supple casing than many other road tyres, with just 60 threads per inch instead of 120 or so. Grip is fine too, in spite of rather than because of the cross-hatch pattern on the tyre shoulders – although that will function as a handy wear gauge.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Zaffiro Pro Tech tyre
Brand Vittoria

Weight (g) 266
Tyre Sizes Available 700x23C