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Vittoria Pave EVO CG III Tire - Tubular
Retail Price: $129.95
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The word "Pave" translates to "cobblestone," as in, this is a tire that's designated for rough roads. Add in the evolution designation of "EVO," and you have a next-generation tire that's designed for speed. And while we understand that a name is simply a name, the Corsa line's results speak for themselves. Simply put, this line boasts more race wins than any other tire in history. Vittoria gave this tire a 320TPI casing composition, meaning that the sidewalls are comprised of 320 threads per inch. And if you're wondering why there are "threads," this is because the EVO CG is a cotton tire. But, don't think that this decreases durability. In fact, Vittoria used a corespun, or "polycore," technique for the casing's construction. Essentially, this means that the casing fibers are made by twisting staple cotton fibers around a central filament core, creating one yarn from multiple fibers. As a result, the material is between 40 and 50% stronger than typically spun materials, while retaining a similar, if not lower, overall weight. Additionally, the 320TPI cotton casing provides the ideal stiffness-to-weight ratio for the CG. By this, we mean that the tire's weight hovers around 270 grams, depending on width, while still retaining a perfect level of flexibility for cornering. Along these lines, you'll notice that the casing's high TPI equates to finer-grade fibers used in its composition. Accordingly, the fine fibers are more malleable than say, 220TPI casings, and this flexibility creates a more adaptable interface for the tire's rubber contact surface during cornering. So, this design provides a higher level of grip than rubber, which is why cotton casings are used on nearly every high-end tubular in the world. Additionally, the weave's density also absorbs a great deal of impact, while also contributing to a low-level of rolling resistance. This equates directly to both comfort and speed. For this generation of the EVO, the tire receives Vittoria's newest rubbe...