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Order Vittoria Tecno Pro. Get Open Corsa CX TT PRB. Keep it?(4 posts)

Order Vittoria Tecno Pro. Get Open Corsa CX TT PRB. Keep it?Eug
May 13, 2003 3:39 PM
So I ordered kevlar Vittoria Tecno Pro tires in the same colour as my bike.

Opened the package today to find Vittoria Open Corsa CX Twin Tread PRB tires. They're the wrong colour but I note they're more expensive tires with a higher TPI rating (290 vs 220). Also kevlar of course but supposedly 20 g heavier.

Should I just keep it? I'm not sure I want to deal with a mail order return, and it seems I got a better tire, no? Plus the colour doesn't really matter that much.
Great tires!pitt83
May 13, 2003 3:56 PM
I say keep. I know color coordination is important, but change your bar tape to match those awesome tires. I bought mine to match the new bike and love them. They are much better performing than the Michelins I was used to.
It all depends on what you are going to use them for.MR_GRUMPY
May 13, 2003 6:42 PM
They are a race tire, made out of cotton, not nylon. You will find that the rear will wear out in less than 1000 miles, and you will have more flats on them. On the other hand, they will really grip the road.
Kept - Matches my Cane Creek Aerohead, but the wheel is useless.Eug
May 13, 2003 7:32 PM
Eug "1999 Cane Creek Aerohead front hub is junk?" 5/13/03 8:28pm

OK, I decided to keep it, but as you can see from the above thread, the wheel is useless in its current state. Damn! :(