Tire Evaluation – Vittoria Corsa G (tubular)

The numerous versions of this Vittoria Corsa tubular street bicycle tires are the most common tubular tires for quite a very long moment. This is an evaluation of the most recent iteration of this tubular Corsa: the 2016 Corsa G using the newest 4C G chemical. If you’re searching for a evaluation of this clincher version of the tire proceed here. The Corsa G replaces both the Corsa SC and Corsa CX since the “all-round” tubular bicycle from Vittoria. An even quicker Corsa Speed Dial is available also if you’re trying to find a no-compromise rate scooter.

Though the Corsa Speed G uses one chemical that’s only optimized towards rate, the 4C G chemical is a compromise between speed, traction, durability, and puncture protection to make this a bicycle which should serve you well in 90 percent of all ailments. To provide better puncture resistance within the Corsa Speed, the Corsa G includes a Kevlar reinforced Corespun K casing which provides better all-around puncture protection.

This is just the second tubular tire I have analyzed so I will be comparing this drill into the tubular Continental Contest (read review) and also the clincher version of the tire: the Open Corsa G (read review). More tubular tire evaluations are coming shortly!

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The given weight of this 25×28 edition of the tire is 280 g, my scooter weighed at pretty much place on at 281 g. The measured diameter and elevation with an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 pubs comes in at 25 mm and 23 mm respectively.

After cutting the scooter available, it is intriguing to remember that the Corsa includes a latex inner tube while the Continental Contest includes a slender butyl tube. Using a latex inner tube ought to reduce the rolling resistance somewhat longer compared to some butyl tube. The depth of the tread section of this scooter comes in at 2.3 mm, the sidewalls have a depth of 0.65 mm.

*Tubular gluing process: Continental rim cement, two layers on rim, two layers on drill -> let dry for 24 hours. The following day: 1 coating on drill, mount tire to rim -> let dry for 72 hours. Test tire following 72 hours.

Astonishingly, rolling resistance comes in pretty much spot on into this clincher version of the tire. In an air pressure of 120 psi / 8.3 pubs, rolling resistance comes in at 12.3 watts while the clincher Corsa G (read review) arrived in at 12.2 watts. As a sidenote, I must mention that the clincher Corsa was analyzed with a 100 g butyl inner tube. When fitting the clincher Corsa using a latex tube exactly enjoy the tubular edition, rolling resistance ought to come at somewhat lower at near 10.7 g at 120 psi / 8.3 pubs.

In comparison to the only other tubular tire that I’ve tested up to today, the Continental Competition (read review), the benefit the Corsa has over that bicycle is near two liter / 15 percent per tire. Keep your eye on the street bicycle review page to find out whether other tubular tires are analyzed yet.

Exactly enjoy the clincher Corsa G and Continental Competition, the tubular Corsa G scores 11 points at the tread puncture resistance evaluation. From the sidewall puncture evaluation, the tubular variant does score quite a little lower at 3 points, 5 points to the clincher variant. This decrease score could be explained by the simple fact that the clincher includes a double layer of casing material above the majority of the sidewalls whereas the tubular has just one layer in the sidewalls.

The Vittoria Corsa G is a superb scooter in case you’re searching for an all-round tubular tire which should suit 90 percent of all ailments. In both the rolling resistance and puncture resistance evaluations, it performs quite near the most effective all-around clincher tires. In comparison to the main rival, that’s that the Continental Competition, rolling resistance comes in 15% reduced while both tires function almost equal in the puncture tests.

In the time of this writing, this is merely the second tubular tire I have examined. I am working on analyzing more tubular tires so keep an eye on the street bicycle review page to see how the Corsa compares to another (tubular) tires