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    I did a bad bad thing..Shiggy!!!!!

    A while back I walked into my LBS and saw a set of road tires on the take off table. A cursory look says they are foldable 23/25mm. I like I said, how much? $80. What! That’s crazy. Well he says, they go for $75 @, but for you I’ll drop them down to $65. At this point I walk away, but my curiosity gets the better of me and I buy them; talked him down to [email protected] pr. They are Specialized S-Works Roubaix. A little investigative work shows they are re-branded Vittoria Open Corsa EVO KS, considered by many as one of the finest road tires made; the tubular version was on a good number of the Tour de France bikes. Anyway, I put them on my fixie and went for a short ride yesterday (2 hours). OMG!, it’s like having a new bike. They are truly the fastest most comfortable tires I have ever ridden; I can not say that I have ever noticed such a difference before. Generally I buy whatever Vittoria or Continental tire I can find from Performance I can find on sale for $20-30. Now, I don’t know if I can ever go back. I have found the tires on ebay for [email protected] At this point I’ll just have to wait to see how long they last. That should tell me the whole story, but damn these are nice tires.

    Shiggy talk to me.

    1G1G, Brad
    Last edited by aka brad; 04-10-2007 at 09:37 PM.
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    If they are indeed Open Corsas they are an open tubular casing. Different construction than the "standard" clincher casing. Said to have nearly the ride of a tubular. I need to try a set.

    Look on the inside of the tire. If you can see the edge of the casing after it is folded over the bead it is an open tubular.

    Bonty and Ritchey (among others) have them, too. Most have "Open" in the model name.

    $75-80 a pair is a deal, $65 a steal. This type of tire generally goes for that per tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    A while back I walked into my LBS and saw a set of road tires on the take off table. I cursory look says they are foldable 23/25mm. I like I said, how much? $80. What! That’s crazy. Well he says, they go for $75 @, but for you I’ll drop them down to $65. At this point I walk away, but my curiosity gets the better of me and I buy them; talked him down to [email protected] pr. They are Specialized S-Works Roubaix. A little investigative work shows they are re-branded Vittoria Open Corsa EVO KS, considered by many as one of the finest road tires made; the tubular version was on a good number of the Tour de France bikes. Anyway, I put them on my fixie and went for a short ride yesterday (2 hours). OMG!, it’s like having a new bike. They are truly the fastest most comfortable tires I have ever ridden; I can not say that I have ever noticed such a difference before. Generally I buy whatever Vittoria or Continental tire I can find from Performance I can find on sale for $20-30. Now, I don’t know if I can ever go back. I have found the tires on ebay for [email protected] At this point I’ll just have to wait to see how long they last. That should tell me the whole story, but damn these are nice tires.

    Shiggy talk to me.

    1G1G, Brad
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    Just looked these up. Yes, open tubulars. 25mm casing, 23mm tread. Supple and cushie! $65 each
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    Supple! Pure Buttah'

    Those Specialized Roubaix tires are probably based on the 25mm EVO CX casing.
    http://www.vittoria.com/prodotto.asp?ID=14

    I have the 23mm Vittoria Open Corsa CX's on my roadbike, best tires I've owned by a longshot!
    PROFESSIONAL THREAD KILLER!



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    poorly held secret of road riders everywhere:
    vittoria tires are cheapest here:
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.ph...ART=0&LIMIT=47

    not a bad mail order co. faster shipping than performance from Britain, cheap prices.

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