I rode these tires up Mt. Tam on fire roads 3 times in last month and no issues. 2X Eldridge and 1X Railroad Grade and they performed very well despite being taken over rocky terrain that they were not designed for. Zero punctures or cuts and other than a little scuffing they are doing fine. They held better than I expected on loose rocky terrain with minimal slippage. Swapping on some CX tires and will keep these for pavement.
I have been riding the continental GP 4000 II tires for the past two seasons, I decided to try these VITTORIA CORSA CLINCHER tires and I have to say these are just as fast, just as grippe and more of a supple ride. they maybe a little more pricy but you won't be disappointed in the purchase.
these will be my go to tires.
I've put about 150 miles on a 23 mm pair of these tires so far, including a P12 race that included some pretty torn up roads. When I first pulled them out of the box, they definitely feel like a race clincher, that is to say the feel pretty thin and fast like the old Open Corsa CX (which are quick but rather delicate), so I was skeptical of their durability at first sight, though the whole point of the new graphene compound is that it adds protection without compromising speed, grip, or suppleness.
So far they've held up every bit as good as Vittoria claimed they would. Through glass, gutter debris, and chewed up asphalt, I've still been railing corners at 35 mph with complete confidence. The best part about this tire is that it feels exactly how the highest-end race-only clinchers from just the last couple years feel, except now, they don't get a puncture or a slashed sidewall every time you look at them the wrong way. The protection of the graphene is not something that affects the ride quality of this tire at all. You only know it's there because you consistently come out of a debris-ladened lines unscathed and still ready to keep racing.
Grip, speed, and suppleness are all there, too, but that's to be expected from a race clincher these days. However, in tandem with confidence-inspiring flat protection without losing grip or making by bike ride like a brick, that's what will be keeping these tires on my race rig all season. Heck, after I put some more miles on them, I might even decide they're robust enough to use as an everyday tire, too.
And also, skinwalls are always the correct choice.
Somehow my tire box always has a pair of Rubinos in it, so I always throw them on my training bike when I just need a reliable tire. The old Rubinos were plenty good at that, but they were always underwhelming as far as ride quality and traction went. The new G model definitely feels more supple without feeling any less durable, so now I can thrash them around on long rides on dirty roads without my bike feeling quite as harsh.