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Mounting Vittoria Corsa CX tires?(9 posts)

Mounting Vittoria Corsa CX tires?rhino505
May 29, 2001 9:25 PM
Hey Guys- I have always used traditional clincher tires, and am switching to foldable vittoria corsas pretty soon. What is the best way to mount these tires and how does it differ from a traditional clincher?

No big diffmike mcmahon
May 29, 2001 9:33 PM
The only thing I noticed about the Vittorias that was different was that the beads fit over the rims very easily. In fact, they almost seemed to easy to mount. It made me worry that they might blow right off the rim at the first flat. I had plenty of flats with them, but my fear of the tire blowing off the rim was unfounded. They were by far the best-riding tire I've ever used but I had to give up on them after countless flats, cuts, gouges, etc. Good luck.
re: Mounting Vittoria Corsa CX tires?VaMootsman
May 29, 2001 10:16 PM
You know, I was thinking, "is this trick question"? They mount like any other clincher...and agree, they mount easy (the made in 'Thailand' is kinda scary). They ride really well, if pretty fast wearing. I think Velo Flex is the way to go....but they seem like they will wear quick as well. But, tires are a disposable 'thing' in the cycling world. If you want the goods......
May 30, 2001 8:35 AM
If there is a word to describe Vittoria CX tires, it is supple. They have an incredibly supple ride, and go off and on a rim easier than any other tire I've used.

Because they are so supple, I would be very careful to keep them inflated at or near maximum pressure to avoid pinch flats.

Corsas are also road trash magnets. Be very careful to brush the tires clean and avoid gunk wherever possible.
R1000si !Crash
May 30, 2001 12:20 AM
C-Man, I feel your pain (or at least bewilderment !). After looking at most of the bikes you did, and a couple more I just feel the combination of CAAD 5, newer style fork, Ultrega / 105 (at least no CODA), and the really nice Campy wheelset is too hard to resist. I really like the R2000si, but it's a tad out of my reach, plus after putting about 10 - 15 miles on both bikes, I don't think the differences are that dramatic (although if I had the money I might feel different). The only bike I would like to ride, but haven't had the chance to is the Trek 2300. Anyone out there compare the Trek to the Cannondale ? Let me know !
re: Please help me decide!!!PaulCL
May 30, 2001 8:21 AM
Pick the one that fits you best. Therefore, from your comments, and the list of components, go for the Cannondale. You'll appreciate the fit at mile 50 of 100.
I would go with the Caad5..vram
May 30, 2001 3:47 PM
If you add wheelset to any of your other choices, they would come close to $1950. Since CAAD5 is slightly lighter than Caad4, w/integrated headset and costs $1950 along w/wheelset, I think that's the best choice.

Although, if you already own a pair of wheels, the Caad4 with full Dura Ace will give you the ultimate race machine--it will be very light too. Helps to have a Look fork, although cannondale's forks aren't bad.
re: Please help me decide!!!DINOSAUR
May 30, 2001 11:22 PM
It's splitting hairs between a Caad4 w/Dura Ace or a Caad5 with
Campy Proton Wheels. The Caad4 comes with a better component group, but no wheels. The Caad5 would be less expensive as you would't have to come up with a wheel set. Depends on if you will be satisfied with the Ultegra group with the Caad5. I dunno, if I had the extra money I'd go with the Caad4/Dura Ace and fork over the extra bucks for the wheels. My opinion only, let us know what you decide...
Bianchi is the best frameset...keith m.
May 31, 2001 7:23 AM
see if you can get it with D/A or better yet, Campy. I have the ev2 with record group, I love it. Great frameset.