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Vittoria G 2.0
Last Post 02/26/2019 02:23 PM by 79 pmooney. 0 Replies.
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02/26/2019 02:23 PM
The next generation graphene.  VN https://www.velonews.com/2019/02/bikes-and-tech/graphene-2-0-vittoria-updates-compound-reinforcer_483748

Nice!  (And maybe there will be  a lot of marked down obsolete G+s out there!)

Funny, I went on Vittoria's website yesterday to check on tubulars after Psimet on BF spoke highly of them.  Saw that the tires were now 2.0 but did't really pay attention.  I was looking more at tire weights, looking at Criterium Seta and Paris-Roubaix equivalents.  Yup, they're there.  It was all I could do to not drool.

(Promise to myself - when I get this roof paid off, I'm going tubular.  I want to know i can ride out a flat at any speed.  And the new Vittoria tires in a sewup?  I can have that while I am still alive while the Muslims have to martyr themselves to get their supply of virgins.  Incentive to live a long life!)

So Vittoria buys 2 tons of graphene/year!  OMG!  And one gram will cover roughly 1/3 of a football field.  

I've been a quiet fan of Vittoria building slowly over the years.  Used to train on ribbed tread cotton Vittoria.  Wansn't in love with them.  They were just good, decently durable, well made, decent riding tires with tread that kept us out of trouble, ribbed.  I took it for granted I could always climb the front wheel out of ruts.  That cornering was, while lesser compared to Criterium Setas, very, very good.  A decade or more later I started riding the twin tread Vittorias for my winter/rain/city fix gear.  Excellent for that purpose.  Then they had a patch of Q/C issues and I had more than a few blowouts.  I switched to Paselas for the cheap tires but discovered the Open Paves.  Grippy (better than G+) but poor on cuts and wear.  Corsas - fast, decent wearing but slippery when wet.  Now I get to have it all!  (Yes the tires aren't cheap but I haven't thrown out G+ yet.)  With these new tires (well almost new G+) I've stopped being quiet.  The tires are a game changer.  Other companies will jump in; they have little choice, competition will drive prices down, etc., etc. but the playing field will never be the same.  Thank you!

Ben
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