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Difference between Open Corsa and Open Corsa TT?(9 posts)

Difference between Open Corsa and Open Corsa TT?opencl
Sep 5, 2002 7:13 PM
what's the difference between the two Open Corsa CXs?
As luck would have it...MXL02
Sep 6, 2002 3:30 AM
I was bored so I was doing some tire research last night, and went to the Vittoria site:

There are only two Open Corsas, the TT and the all weather...there are also the Corsas (tubular versions).

I think some vendors simply omit the TT when they list the tires.

By the way- the Vredestein Fortezzas have gotten some good reviews and are about $20 cheaper...haven't used them, but I may in the future. I am running open corsas and Axial pros right now. The open corsas are great but very soft and prone to injury...don't buy unless you can afford to change them more frequently than other tires.
Are you looking at Excel?MXL02
Sep 6, 2002 3:33 AM
They list about 4 versions of what looks like the same tire...a call to them should clear it up.
Reason I ask...opencl
Sep 6, 2002 8:10 AM
I have two pairs of Open Corsas. One pair is the special edition with the Italian Flag and is made of Aramid. Another pair is the regular Open Corsa TT and is made of Kevlar. The tread patterns are very different, and I liked the Italian flag version a lot better. The center tread is a lot thicker and is bold.
Reason I ask...MXL02
Sep 6, 2002 8:38 AM
According to their site, I think they are switching from Kevlar to Aramid, so the aramid may be the newer model...check out their site.
more than Kevlar vs. Aramid....opencl
Sep 6, 2002 12:09 PM
the tread on the tire is different.
I guess what I am asking is...MXL02
Sep 6, 2002 2:49 PM
the one you like with the Italian the aramid one, right? So I am assuming this is the newer model and also has the bolder tread you like, correct? So what I am asking or suggesting is that maybe the one you like is the newest design. I don't know, I am asking.
Kevlar and aramidKerry
Sep 6, 2002 5:06 PM
Kevlar is a trade name for poly aramid fiber. They may be switching to a different brand of poly aramid, or they may just be calling it aramid instead of Kevlar. Note that the tires are not "made of" Kevlar (poly aramid). Kevlar is used in the bead, and if the tire is made for "flat protection" there may be some Kevlar woven into the casing. To my knowledge, no one makes, or would want to make, the entire casing out of poly aramid.
TT = Twin TreadCrankist
Sep 6, 2002 9:35 AM
Just a two-color version.