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Anybody try Gommitalia tires?(3 posts)

Anybody try Gommitalia tires?collinsc
Jul 10, 2002 9:16 PM
Calypso K or Targa K? Ride feel? cut resistance? Hand made in Italy is appealing. Heh, bet they smell great...

And if you could explain the difference between these two besides width, that would be greatly appreciated as well.

thx
Trying the Gommitalia Calypso now...PdxMark
Jul 11, 2002 12:41 AM
They seem pretty good so far, but I have just 250-300 miles in them. They grip pretty well and have a nice, smooth feel. The buzz about Gommitalias being Italian-made seems wrong. On a closer reading of materials, you see that certain Gommitalia tubulars might be Italian-made, but there is actually no word on the clinchers... In the tiniest of fine print in the tires you can see that they are made in Thailand.

A little searching on the Net shows that Lion Tyres (Thailand) makes tires for Gommitalia, and also (or formerly) for Continental, Ritchey, Hutchinson, Specialised, Vredestein, Panarecer, Performance... So, I though I was getting Italian tires, but I guess Thai tires are ok if they perform.
Trying the Gommitalia Calypso now...nelson
Jul 11, 2002 4:22 AM
Upper end Gommitalia tires are indeed handmade in Italy. This includes the Targa and Genio clinchers and the Platinum tubulars. The lower and mid range tires are made in Thailand.