Zaffiro Tread With a Rigid Bead
Intended for training, the Vittoria Zaffiro V 27inch features a strong nylon casing, offers a secure grip, and provides long tread life.
The mixed tread design is great for all-around use. This tire is intended for daily use, and while it doesn't skimp on performance, it doesn't break the bank either.
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Wheel Size: 27 (ISO 630)
Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead
Threads Per Inch: 26
27 x 1 1/4 - Black
Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in)
Mfg PartNum: 11A00317
27 x 1 1/8 - Black
Mfg PartNum: 11A00318
Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in)
can't fully rate them as I haven't ridden them, and don't plan to. I bought 2 sets for my vintage restorations. They look decent, are not that hard to install (I pinched and replaced one tube in four though), and they measure smaller than the spec'd size. I'm getting 26mm on both sets of vintage rims, and the 1 1/8" should measure out to 28mm, iirc. Previous review said they measure big, so I mention it as a counter example. He bought the 1 1/4", I bought the 1 1/8" as it was the only tire I could find in stock. Now, this is a big disappointment because I like to run 32mm in general and was compromising on what I expected would be 28mm. But 26" is essentially a 1" tire, definitely inappropriate for the upright vintage restorations I do.
They don't make trainer tires this size, at least that I can find, so I went with this Vittoria tire. I know that trainers are notoriously tough on tires, causing a flat spot over time, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I have almost 400 miles on the tire, and there's really not any wear. I'm really surprised, and am very happy that I'll get at least a full spring on the trainer out of this tire. Like someone else mentioned, the tire was a bit tough to mount, but I figured it out and so will you.
I replaced some Kenda gum walls on my 1984 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe with these tires in the spring. I probably have about 500 miles on them. They were very hard to mount and I had to use a lot of soapy water and pump them up to seat them on the old Belgium Weinmann rims. But they are wearing well and give a great ride. They may not be the fastest rolling tire but they grip the road well and smooth out the bumps. They mount wider than the 1-1/4" width and measure out at 1-3/8". Luckily the old touring bike geometry has no issue with the width. I may try the 1-1/8"width when I replace these.
I got these in 27 1/8 because that's all they had in stock. I installed on a couple of bikes I'm restoring and selling, and these were all I could find anywhere. They mounted well, looked good, and were a definite upgrade for the bike. I'm looking forward to trying the 27 1/4 when they are in stock. They were a few $$ off, so great value.
I could only give 4 stars due to the size and the fact I have not given them a good test. But they may well rate a 5.
I have had the tire on for a few weeks now and have been very happy with it! Great price, great value, seems to be high quality and works for my fairly flat city commute across Brooklyn!
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