Vittoria Corsa CX III Tubular Tire
The Vittoria Corsa CX III is the tubular tire of choice for Vittoria sponsored pro cyclists, and of racing and riding enthusiasts all over the world. Cyclists are drawn to the incredibly smooth ride, fantastic grip, and inherently perfect ride characteristics that Vittoria bestows on Pro race level tubulars. The tread and rubber compond of the Corsa CX III delivers all-conditions confidence in any event where high-speed riding takes place. Vittoria makes tires that even further define specialization, such as the Crono CS and Corsa SL, but many pro riders exclusively ride the Corsa CX.
This 3rd generation, 320 tpi Corespun Corsa CX is the best all-around racing tire in the Pro line. The wonderfully light and supple casing is the heart of the tire. The incredibly fine polyester and cotton fibers are wound into larger polycore structures that are then Corespun into a perfectly round casing shape. Even the valve transition is minimal. The soft and flexible fibers are strong enough to handle very high pressures, and still conform to varied surfaces, which is why riders always comment on how connected they feel to the road. Matched with the latest Pro rubber compound, Corsa CX riders have incredible confidence when cornering or riding at speed, even on wet roads. The rubber, ISOgrip®, provides exceptional grip and low rolling resistance while providing better adhesion in both wet and dry road conditions. Please keep in mind this is a competition tire, not a high mileage trainer. The technology that delivers feel, grip and speed is not designed for durability or long wear.
That does not mean Vittoria ignores protection. After all, flat reduction is imperative at all levels of cycling. Sandwiched between the tread and the tubular casing is Vittoria's proprietary PRB 2.0 protective layer. This woven strip helps protect the casing from glass shards and general road debris that can wedge into the tread and cause flatting. The Corsa CX III tread pattern is designed for all conditions and is equally adept in dry or wet conditions. The center carries a firmer rubber and a consistent fine file tread that rolls fast, but provides excellent braking. The shoulders carry a softer, slightly wider-spaced directional file tread that not only sheds water, but delivers confidence in the corners.
Vittoria uses a latex tube within the casing to match the overall suppleness and ride quality. Equipment sensitive cyclists will feel the consistency of this material combination and appreciate the very light weight. Feel is everything with a Vittoria tubular, and inflating the tire daily is a small price to pay. Here at Excel we generally recommend that you train on tires that are the same as, or similar to, what you race. With the race purpose of the Corsa CX III, you have the option of training on the Open Corsa CX III, a clincher tire that uses the same casing, tread and protection. This can ensure an easy transition from training to racing, and improve overall tire knowledge and confidence. Knowing how and when to push and trust saves tenths of seconds or more over a longer event, and can make the difference in a winning ride.
- Pro-level, superior tubular racing tire for all conditions and event types
- Corespun 320 tpi poly/cotton casing redefines suppleness in bike tires
- Unmatched road feel with confidence inspiring ISOgrip rubber compound
- PRB 2.0 woven belt protective layer limits punctures
- Tread pattern maximizes ISOgrip rubber with center/shoulder specific compounds and patterns
- Latex internal tube
- Recommended pressure: 115-200 psi
- Color: Black
- Weight: 700x21 245g, 700x23 250g, 700x25 255g
Excel cannot accept returns on tubular tires that have been glued to a rim.
AnonymousPosted on 2/17/2016
Ride both the tubular and clincher version of this tire, and there's no equal. Great grip and supple ride. No durability issues.
Pros Handling, grip
Cons Like to get more miles out if rear tire
AnonymousPosted on 9/7/2014
Worst Tubulars I have ever ridden. They have minimal puncture resistance and after putting a new set on today I prompty got a rear flat 25 miles into my ride. This is about the 6th time this has happened with Vittoria tires. I should have left the Tufo tires on my bike that had over 2000 miles on them.
Cons Expensive / Not durable/ poor puncture resistance