The New Vittoria Tubular Range

bernithebiker
bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
edited June 2013 in Road buying advice
I'm struggling to understand the new Vittoria tub line up - can anyone help?

What I have now - Vittoria CX EVO 23 and 21 widths, using Kevlar '3D Compound'. I like these tyres, but find their wet grip is poor.

It seems they no longer exist.

What we have now are Corsa CX and Corsa SC.

CX's come in all black + other colours and use the new 'ISogrip compound'.

SC's only come in orange sidewalls and also use the new 'Isogrip compound'.

Not sure what other differences there are between CX and SC?

Will either / both give me better wet weather grip?

Anyone tried them?

Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    I have a few CX bought over the past two years and I can't see any difference whatsoever between them... i think there has been a rebranding exercise but nothing has changed really... or the retailers are still selling the old ones as new as they also can't see the difference.
    In other words you are not the only one confused and no, the grip is good, less good in the wet, but they are not tyres for the spring classics
    left the forum March 2023
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Essentially the IsoGrip ones are the newere ones that are supoposed to have improved grip.

    The older 3d ones are supposed to be a problem in the wet...but as they are a premium tyre I only use them on dry sunny days so is irrelevant to me.

    Any tyre will have reduced grip in the wet anyway so if you can get the older ones at a good price... that is what I did.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Ok thanks chaps, I think the main difference is indeed that the compound has changed from 3D to Isogrip, and the 'EVO' is no more.

    I'm going to try a pair of the new CX's.
  • mechanism
    mechanism Posts: 891
    Maybe this is why Wiggle have the Corsa Evo CXs at half price
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Mechanism wrote:
    Maybe this is why Wiggle have the Corsa Evo CXs at half price


    Thanks for that... I've just ordered another one, which brings my collection to 6... perfect... 4 wheels plus two spares :D
    left the forum March 2023
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Mechanism wrote:
    Maybe this is why Wiggle have the Corsa Evo CXs at half price


    Thanks for that... I've just ordered another one, which brings my collection to 6... perfect... 4 wheels plus two spares :D

    I'm selling a 21mm for £30?
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Mechanism wrote:
    Maybe this is why Wiggle have the Corsa Evo CXs at half price


    Thanks for that... I've just ordered another one, which brings my collection to 6... perfect... 4 wheels plus two spares :D

    I'm selling a 21mm for £30?

    Too skinny... 23 is the very minimum.
    left the forum March 2023
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Mechanism wrote:
    Maybe this is why Wiggle have the Corsa Evo CXs at half price


    Thanks for that... I've just ordered another one, which brings my collection to 6... perfect... 4 wheels plus two spares :D

    I'm selling a 21mm for £30?

    Too skinny... 23 is the very minimum.

    Yes, I now agree, that's why I'm selling it! Had 21/23, just bought 2 x 23's the new CX's. 100 Euros the pair.