Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c Clincher Road Tire (featured)

Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c Clincher Road Tires (review)

I started using my second pair of Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c clincher road tires, so I decided to write a review.

I use Vittoria Zaffiro’s as a training tire (usually in winter). They are not suitable to use in the races, since they are a bit heavy (340 grams) and have a bad rolling resistance.

Specifications of Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c clincher road tire:

  • Threads Per Inch: 26 (26 TPI)
  • Folding: no (rigid)
  • Weight: 340 grams each (700x23c)
  • Max Bar Rating: 7-10
  • Max PSI Rating: 100-145
  • Puncture protection: yes
  • Aqua-Flow rain tread pattern
  • Price: $14.09 on the wiggle
Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c Clincher Road Tire
Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c Clincher Road Tire (black)

I really liked them as a training tire. They are a bit heavy, not very fast (but not too bad), but grip really well and have a good puncture protection. They grip well in wet conditions too, even in some of the awful roads in Istanbul. I feel safe while riding on these tires, especially compared to Bontrager R2 tires.

They are really, really cheap, so probably they have the best price/performance ratio as training tire.

I was using Continental Grand Prix 4 Season as winter training tires before. But I switched to Vittoria Zaffiro’s because they are much cheaper and feel almost the same. Just a bit heavier (4 Season tires are 220 grams) but I didn’t notice this much while riding. I can even say they are like Conti 4 Season’s with much better price.

Pros:

  • Cheap (very!)
  • Grip well on every type of roads, wet and dry
  • Good puncture protection
  • Durable
  • A lot of color options, including black! Black is good.

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Bad rolling resistance
  • Hard to mount on the rims (really!)

My overall rating: 4 stars/out of 5
4-star

Keep in mind that I gave 4-star to these tires as training tire, they’re not suitable to use in the races, as I mentioned above.

Would I buy another pair again in the future? YES

My LOOK 565 with Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c Clincher Road Tires
My LOOK 565 with Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c Clincher Road Tires