Vittoria Hypers (again)

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby niggle » 25 Oct 2017, 7:36pm

hodge wrote:
tincaman wrote:https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/vittoria-voyager-hyper-folding-tyre

£13 + postage for the 32mm and 38mm


Knowing PlanetX this may've changed since you posted earlier; they're now showing 35mm in brown or black and 38mm in black at £13 and 32mm black at £21 + p&p

I love the brown ones on my olive green tourer :)

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Graham » 25 Oct 2017, 7:41pm

Re : Any grip difference between Hypers & Marathon Racers . . . . .
It is far too early to tell yet. I will have to do a couple of hundred miles on the MRs before I can recount anything useful.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby MikeF » 26 Oct 2017, 7:14pm

The Marathon Racer maybe more puncture resistant especially in the damp. I had a puncture today in the rear Hyper 35mm today. Piece of glass. Third puncture that tyre in 2000miles. :shock: The Marathon Racer HS429 that it replaced had only two in over 7000miles. I threw that tyre out because I noticed broken cords in the side wall. I've a 32mm Hyper on the front that has had one puncture in 6000miles. I'm sure luck plays a part, but the MR's could be more puncture resistant, but it may also depend which type you have.
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby andrew_s » 27 Oct 2017, 1:50am

tincaman wrote:https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/vittoria-voyager-hyper-folding-tyre

£13 + postage for the 32mm and 38mm

There are also some other interesting tyres on that sale, at similar discounts
eg
Marathon Racer Evo £13
Schwalbe G One Raceguard 700x35
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700x32 £13

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby tincaman » 11 Jan 2018, 3:01pm

£9.99 for the 35mm brown version

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/ ... lding-tyre

although I not convinced that it isn't a wired version, unless anyone's got some?

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby PeterBL » 11 Jan 2018, 8:00pm

tincaman wrote:£9.99 for the 35mm brown version

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/ ... lding-tyre

although I not convinced that it isn't a wired version, unless anyone's got some?

And 15 for the black.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby RickH » 11 Jan 2018, 8:25pm

tincaman wrote:£9.99 for the 35mm brown version

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/ ... lding-tyre

although I not convinced that it isn't a wired version, unless anyone's got some?

I'm fairly sure the brown ones are wired bead with a much less supple carcass. Probably OK if you particularity want brown tyres but I wouldn't buy them expecting them to be the same quality as the black ones.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Sweep » 12 Jan 2018, 12:06am

RickH wrote: Probably OK if you particularity want brown tyres

Do such people exist?
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Brucey » 12 Jan 2018, 12:48am

RickH wrote:
tincaman wrote:£9.99 for the 35mm brown version

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/ ... lding-tyre

although I not convinced that it isn't a wired version, unless anyone's got some?

I'm fairly sure the brown ones are wired bead with a much less supple carcass. Probably OK if you particularity want brown tyres but I wouldn't buy them expecting them to be the same quality as the black ones.


I bought some brown ones from PX about 18 months ago and they were indeed wired (which I expected) and unexpectedly they had a different (worse) carcass from the black folding ones (that I have also had). However someone else posted to say that they had bought some brown ones at a different time and they were folding ones. Not sure about the carcass in that case.

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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby reohn2 » 12 Jan 2018, 2:06pm

Sweep wrote:
RickH wrote: Probably OK if you particularity want brown tyres

Do such people exist?

Yep :wink:
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby Sweep » 12 Jan 2018, 5:58pm

reohn2 wrote:
Sweep wrote:
RickH wrote: Probably OK if you particularity want brown tyres

Do such people exist?

Yep :wink:

:)

Sell me reohn, what are the glories of brown tyres?
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby reohn2 » 12 Jan 2018, 6:00pm

Sweep wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Sweep wrote:Do such people exist?

Yep :wink:

:)

Sell me reohn, what are the glories of brown tyres?

I dunno ask Brucey :wink:
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby fatboy » 13 Jan 2018, 8:51am

What are hypers like off road. I use marathons and like being able to mix surfaces but fancy something more comfy?
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby MikeF » 13 Jan 2018, 9:45am

fatboy wrote:What are hypers like off road. I use marathons and like being able to mix surfaces but fancy something more comfy?
Depends on your definition of off road. If you are meaning a basically hard surface, but without a black top and perhaps up to an inch or so of mud and leaf débris in places then they are fine. If the surface is a bit rough lowering the tyre pressure will give a more comfortable ride, and if you then continue on roads the lower pressure will not greatly reduce drag. I use them on these sort of surfaces without problems. If the surfaces are muddy the bike will slip and slide.
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Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Postby reohn2 » 13 Jan 2018, 11:06am

MikeF wrote:
fatboy wrote:What are hypers like off road. I use marathons and like being able to mix surfaces but fancy something more comfy?
Depends on your definition of off road. If you are meaning a basically hard surface, but without a black top and perhaps up to an inch or so of mud and leaf débris in places then they are fine. If the surface is a bit rough lowering the tyre pressure will give a more comfortable ride, and if you then continue on roads the lower pressure will not greatly reduce drag. I use them on these sort of surfaces without problems. If the surfaces are muddy the bike will slip and slide.

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