You can pay a lot of money for tyres that get punctures all the time and wear out quickly, or you can buy Vittoria Rubino Pros, and just about forget your troubles.
I have used Vittoria Rubino Pro tyres on my fixed gear commute bike for about two years riding 25 miles a day five days a week, 43 weeks a year. That’s a lot of miles and they are showing not huge signs of wear.
On top of that I have had a puncture a grand total of no times. Not one. In two years. And I tend to run my tyres quite soft unless I’m racing. Don’t ask me why.
Will you win the Tour on these? Unlikely. They are not the speediest of tyres and if you put them on your road bike then you’d notice a bit more effort is required on the pedals. But for every day durability, good hold on corners and a worry-free whip through traffic you’re on to a winner.
Reassuringly reliable tyres. They may not be super-quick, but they’ll get you there, and for round-town rubber that’s the most important thing.
Not the fastest
Price: £27.99 (street price around £20)
More information: Vittoria Rubino tyres
UK supplier: Chicken Cycles
What Vittoria says about the Rubino Pro tyre
Vittoria's flagship model. When it comes to high-mileage (torture tested in extreme distance events) the Rubino has proved itself again and again.
The ever-popular all-rounder Rubino Pro has the perfect mix of features for most amateurs, with the endurance for the toughest challenges: robust 150 TPI nylon casing, technical tread pattern, longlife tread compound, and effective puncture protection make it the hard rider's choice for endurance races like RAAM.
- Ideal mix of features makes it the perfect all-rounder
- High-mileage tyre designed for long service life
- Secure and comfortable, with a wide choice of sizes and colours
- Bead Type: Folding
- Casing Technology: Nylon 150 TPI
- Tread Technology: Twin Tread Prisma C.O.M Vector
- Tread Compound: Aramid Enduro
- Puncture Protection: PRB
- Pressure: 100/145 psi
- 700c x 23 225g
- 700c X 20 205g
- 700c X 25 235g 100/130 psi
- 650c x 23 205g