How to choose Cyclocross tires: Vittoria Terreno Dry, Mix, Wet
Terrain is the main aspect to consider when choosing CX tires. Vittoria offers a complete range of tires with different tread designs suitable for dry, mixed and wet conditions respectively:
Terreno Dry are specific cyclocross tires for dry terrains, which require tires that grip well into cornering. The Terreno Dry fish scale center will keep you rolling fast while offering traction when cornering or braking.
Bridging the gap between file treads and conventional all-condition treads, the Terreno Dry features a unique, angled fish scale design. This allows the center tread to roll extremely fast while delivering supreme traction when loaded in cornering or braking. This reassuring tread design performs in concert with the transitional height mid and side tread, to ensure that the Terreno Dry transitions as smoothly as it rolls.
Terreno Mix is the all conditions version, the perfect choice when dealing with diverse types of terrain. The Terreno Mix has a fast center ridge that minimizes rolling resistance, while cornering is handled by its alternate shoulder patterns.
The Terreno Mix is action-packed, all-in-one performance. Whether you’re grinding through gravel or navigating a Cross course, you know course conditions can change in an instant. The Terreno Mix has been carefully constructed to give you the advantage no matter the terrain. A fast rolling center ridge minimizes rolling resistance while still providing responsive braking traction. Cornering and off-camber sections are confidently handled by the alternating open shoulder lugs. These lugs have been specifically designed to allow a supple feel for paved and hard-pack surfaces, while still offering a firm, effective edge for grass and loam.
Terreno Wet are cyclocross tires particularly designed for the muddiest conditions. For wet conditions, you’ll need a tire that cuts away soft terrain, while maintaining its grip on slick surfaces, while still rolling fast. The Terreno Wet offers the best grip thanks to the progressive depth tread design that guarantee smooth transitions between cornering lean angles.
When developing the Terreno Wet tread, Vittoria worked with top athletes to gather their wish-list of performance traits that would make their ultimate wet weather weapon. Versatility was the common thread. It had to roll like a race tire, corner on rails and be virtually clog-proof. A tall order, by any measure. The final product is a tread that outperforms anything in its category. With the open alternating lug design and full siping, the Terreno Wet delivers pro performance in a range of soft terrains.