Vittoria Hypers (again)

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby deliquium » 15 Jun 2016, 1:27pm

Just measured my Randonneur Pro 2 32 x 700C = 29.2mm wide on 17mm internal width rims inflated to 40-50 PSI :roll:
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby geocycle » 15 Jun 2016, 2:47pm

Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version?

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby tincaman » 15 Jun 2016, 4:31pm

geocycle wrote:Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version?

The Hyper is 700c only, but the Radonnuer Pro is available as a 26x1.50 option

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby deliquium » 15 Jun 2016, 5:30pm

tincaman wrote:
geocycle wrote:Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version?

The Hyper is 700c only, but the Radonnuer Pro is available as a 26x1.50 option


I have been using the Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" (which measure 38.9mm on 19mm Sputnik rims) for well over a year and several 1000s of miles (worn one rear out)

Personally, I'm as happy as Larry and as pleased as Punch :D They cost £10 each - I'd willingly pay double (but still have a 2 spares)

But my assessment is pointless as I've nothing to compare them with in that size :roll:

Never punctured. But those mishaps are rare on Snowdonia's roads
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby reohn2 » 15 Jun 2016, 6:24pm

tincaman wrote:
geocycle wrote:Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version?

The Hyper is 700c only, but the Radonnuer Pro is available as a 26x1.50 option


Which has the same carcass as the Hyper but 4.5mm of tread instead of 3mm for the Hyper,both are very nice tyres to ride but the Rando Pro is a bit heavier.
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby geocycle » 15 Jun 2016, 9:37pm

reohn2 wrote:
tincaman wrote:
geocycle wrote:Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version?

The Hyper is 700c only, but the Radonnuer Pro is available as a 26x1.50 option


Which has the same carcass as the Hyper but 4.5mm of tread instead of 3mm for the Hyper,both are very nice tyres to ride but the Rando Pro is a bit heavier.


Thanks guys, very useful info.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby niggle » 16 Jun 2016, 12:41pm

Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick comes in 26x1.5 and is closer to Hyper IMO. I have used these and they have all the comfort, lightness and speed attributes of the Hyper but are totally slick which may put some people off.

Once "scrubbed in" over a couple of rides I find their grip is excellent on dry or wet tarmac but you may need extra caution on wet mud. I bought mine from Wiggle for £15 each- best price at the time.

EDIT: previous thread about the Pro Slick 26": viewtopic.php?t=93813

But they are not in the current Vittoria catalog and Wiggle don't have them any more. Found them at Fatbirds for £17.99 each: http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/1728874/produ ... -385g.aspx

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby lowrider » 17 Jun 2016, 12:34pm

tincaman wrote:

geocycle wrote:
Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version?


The Hyper is 700c only, but the Radonnuer Pro is available as a 26x1.50 option



Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick comes in 26x1.5 and is closer to Hyper IMO. I have used these and they have all the comfort, lightness and speed attributes of the Hyper but are totally slick which may put some people off.


+1 for the Rubino Pro slick they are great but beware I had Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" fitted and thought they were pretty poor ok for slow commuting but much more drag than the standard marathons I have fitted to another bike. The drag maybe due to the puncture protection but I took them off and fitted the Rubino Pro slick after only a few miles and got rid of the Randonneur Pro. IMHO they were the most joyless slicks I have ever used.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jun 2016, 6:28pm

lowrider wrote:+1 for the Rubino Pro slick they are great but beware I had Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" fitted and thought they were pretty poor ok for slow commuting but much more drag than the standard marathons I have fitted to another bike. The drag maybe due to the puncture protection but I took them off and fitted the Rubino Pro slick after only a few miles and got rid of the Randonneur Pro. IMHO they were the most joyless slicks I have ever used.


Are you sure it's a Pro and not an ordinary Rando as the difference is one of chalk and cheese?
The ordinary Rando is similar to a Schwalbe Marathon for ride quality and rolling resistance.
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby deliquium » 17 Jun 2016, 7:13pm

reohn2 wrote:
lowrider wrote:+1 for the Rubino Pro slick they are great but beware I had Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" fitted and thought they were pretty poor ok for slow commuting but much more drag than the standard marathons I have fitted to another bike. The drag maybe due to the puncture protection but I took them off and fitted the Rubino Pro slick after only a few miles and got rid of the Randonneur Pro. IMHO they were the most joyless slicks I have ever used.


Are you sure it's a Pro and not an ordinary Rando as the difference is one of chalk and cheese?
The ordinary Rando is similar to a Schwalbe Marathon for ride quality and rolling resistance.


I was wondering that too. :?:
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Graham » 17 Jun 2016, 7:51pm

Vittoria : some great tyres, but their confusion marketing is dismal and annoying.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jun 2016, 8:51pm

Graham wrote:Vittoria : some great tyres, but their confusion marketing is dismal and annoying.


I must admit it can be a bit confusing,especially if you're not particular tyre 'savvy' :?
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby lowrider » 18 Jun 2016, 12:55am

Post by deliquium » 17 Jun 2016, 7:13pm

reohn2 wrote:

lowrider wrote:
+1 for the Rubino Pro slick they are great but beware I had Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" fitted and thought they were pretty poor ok for slow commuting but much more drag than the standard marathons I have fitted to another bike. The drag maybe due to the puncture protection but I took them off and fitted the Rubino Pro slick after only a few miles and got rid of the Randonneur Pro. IMHO they were the most joyless slicks I have ever used.



Are you sure it's a Pro and not an ordinary Rando as the difference is one of chalk and cheese?
The ordinary Rando is similar to a Schwalbe Marathon for ride quality and rolling resistance.



I was wondering that too. :?:


They were definitely Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" and they were like chalk and cheese to the rubino they seemed reasonable quality but a lot more rolling resistance walls and tread were a lot heavier, unless puncture resistance is a priority I would not use them. I have a set of Hypers waiting to go on my 700c bike I assume by the reports these will be more like the Rubinos if they are no better than the Randonneur Pro then I will be very dissapointed.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Sweep » 18 Jun 2016, 11:56am

Graham wrote:Vittoria : some great tyres, but their confusion marketing is dismal and annoying.


Agree totally.

Maybe they should just sack the entire marketing team, concentrate on developing and producing tyres and just give their tyre types code numbers.
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Graham » 18 Jun 2016, 12:05pm

I've just been out mixing it with some sportif riders for a good few miles.

Dawes Galaxy shod with voyager hypers gave the carbon bike guys & girls a good run for their money.

Possibly a bit disconcerting for them to see some old bloke on a touring bike, long mudguards, rack and wide tyres hauling past them up a long steep hill.
( I could not help myself - you know how it is. )