Open Corsa EvoCX or Ultremo R.1

Squillinossett
Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
edited December 2010 in Road buying advice
As above really, starting to build up new summer bike now, and looking at these two.

I prefer the look of the Ultremo (as black/silver will match the bike perfectly) but looking at TPI, Cx's come in at 320, Ultremo 127?

No tried either of these, only Rubino Pro 3's and GP4000's.

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  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Granted it was part of a bad batch, but ever since my Ultremo tyre exploded twice in the first 10 miles of using it, I will never ride them again.

    I bought them cause I liked the look also. :oops:

    Vittoria make great tyres. They get my vote.
  • incog24
    incog24 Posts: 549
    The new ultremo's are fine, and personally I find they handle really well. However, they did test a fair bit worse than the Vittoria's in the Bike Tech rolling resistance test so I'd probably go for Vittoria's if buying again.

    That said, I'd go for tubulars over both :P
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  • How do you find them for punctures? as I have heard the Corsas can be pretty bad?

    I have never had a single puncture on Rubino Pros in 2 years!
  • rokkala
    rokkala Posts: 649
    I did a couple of thousand miles on Open Corsas and only got one puncture right at the end when the tread was worn through and i'd already moved it to my hack bike. Great tyres.

    Have a mate in my cycling club who was using and persevering with Ultremos this last year, and he had nothing but trouble with them. Punctured with pretty alarming regularity, don't know what pressures he runs though.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Oh man I loooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee Open Corsas.
  • Bahhhh, My head says Open Corasa, but I really want to try Ultremos, as I have pretty much always used Vitt's
  • northpole
    northpole Posts: 1,499
    Compared to your GP4000's, the Open Corsa tyres will cut up much easier. Same goes for the Pro Race 3's from Michelin and, I suspect the Ultremo's. The Corsa's are lovely when the roads aren't littered with flints.

    Peter
  • northpole wrote:
    Compared to your GP4000's, the Open Corsa tyres will cut up much easier. Same goes for the Pro Race 3's from Michelin and, I suspect the Ultremo's. The Corsa's are lovely when the roads aren't littered with flints.

    Peter

    I know, but the contis just felt dead to me, very boring ride compared to the rubinos.

    These will eb a summer tyre only may I add.
  • I have Ultremo on the summer bike. I've had a visit perhaps once. The fully black ones are better at not cutting up. I think mine have about 1500 miles on now and the centre tread is still visible. There was some wet weather with mudguard riding there as well.

    And I have Ultremo DD on the winter bike. About 2000 miles and still look as new. A single visit and that was a nail.

    Both feel very alive.

    I'd quite happily stay with the DD version in the summer as well.
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  • Ive had a set of the Corsa's! I destroyed them on their first outing! Both front and back tyres had several slit in them, the front one was that bad the inner tube was sticking out! I must say though i didnt have a puncture though!!!!! :shock:

    They do ride extremely well and are that comfy you will always be looking down to see if you tyre pressure is too low. lol

    ive now stuck to a more durable tyre and sacreficed a less comfy ride. oh and half the price! i now use Gp4000s and Lithiums.
  • Ultremo's all the way.

    Over the year's I've tried all makes of tyres - all have their merits and downsides but IMO Schwalbe (and especially Ultremo's) have the best combination of grip (wet weather particularly), rolling resistance and puncture protection.

    However if you want some extra special tyres have a look at Veloflex
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  • I looked at the Veloflex, as they can be had for £30 a tyre, but it seems they are not ideal for heavier riders.
  • I looked at the Veloflex, as they can be had for £30 a tyre, but it seems they are not ideal for heavier riders.

    I wouldn't use Veloflex for other than racing on. I've used their clincher's in the past with no problem's and I'm no mountain goat!
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  • I looked at the Veloflex, as they can be had for £30 a tyre, but it seems they are not ideal for heavier riders.

    I wouldn't use Veloflex for other than racing on. I've used their clincher's in the past with no problem's and I'm no mountain goat!

    Why would you say no good for a day to day training tyre?

    If it is wear, I dont mind replacing every 1000 miles or so, just dont want something that will cut up super easy, Looking back on threads it seems Ultremos rate over the Corsas for this.
  • I looked at the Veloflex, as they can be had for £30 a tyre, but it seems they are not ideal for heavier riders.

    I wouldn't use Veloflex for other than racing on. I've used their clincher's in the past with no problem's and I'm no mountain goat!

    Why would you say no good for a day to day training tyre?

    If it is wear, I dont mind replacing every 1000 miles or so, just dont want something that will cut up super easy, Looking back on threads it seems Ultremos rate over the Corsas for this.

    They do wear very quickly - but if you're not bothered then go for it!
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