Used them for the last 10 years, yet to try the new graphene version while I can still get these!
can be susceptible to cuts
10 / 10
Alec, 30 March 2018
Supple smooth fast tyre bought from a reputable company
Tyres give a brilliant ride and are fast enough for any racing or best bike use. 25c at around 95psi give grip enough for incredible lean around corners in the dry and yet still fast rolling. Noticed an instant change in comfort and feedback from my previous Michelin pro 4 and Conti gp 4ks.
Decent level of puncture protection for a race tyre but not really anything out of the ordinary + or - , but would be cautious about long back roads rides in UK winter. But again it's not a touring tyre.
Ordered 2 and both weighed exactly the same (good quality manufacturing)
Order arrived within time frame quoted and through a reliable post company. Tracked and live last hour tracking. Good tyres and an easy 1st purchase experience through mantel. 5*
Fast rolling, grippy
Smooth ride and accurate road feedback
Frailer side walls than other tyres
9 / 10
Kevin, 10 January 2018
High quality race-inspired design
These are great! I’d rather speak facts than opinion and it’s too early to give a full life review but this is the best I can offer up here...
I fitted them very easily with just finger pressure (will be fine roadside, though no punctures yet). Seated and inflated to around 100 psi they measure 25mm high and 25.5mm wide (so true to side for 25 version). There’s no defects, they felt really supple but well made, as you’d expect of a cotton 320 tpi tyre of this type. The lack of rubber In the tread centre compared to other tyres is noticeable, and presumably this will impact durability. They seated really easily with no need to max out the pressure.
A simple friction test with an unmourned wheel showed night and day improvement over my old vittoria zaffiros. To ride on they really do feel great, much more comfortable, as you’d hope, and totally solved the sketchy feeling that the zaffiros had in cold damp winter conditions. I know theyre not an ideal choice for a winter tyre but the grip is there for me with these on.
True to size
Easy to fit
Relatively thin tread and protection layer
9 / 10
Keith, 22 December 2017
My first choice
The vittoria open corsa cx is a very lightweight tyre that gives a great feel best for racing or summer rides on good roads.
10 / 10
Jason, 12 November 2017
Great selection, fantastic service, awesome prices