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CHECK YOUR WHEELS BEFORE MOUNTING ANY TIRE
Cyclist safety has always been a top priority for all of us at Vittoria. As we continually focus on delivering tires meeting the most exacting quality and performance standards, we also encourage every rider to regularly inspect their rims for safety, paying particularly close attention to the edge of the wheel’s rim where it makes contact with the tire.
Certain wheels use rims with sharper than average edges at the bead. When you are purchasing a wheelset, we suggest touching the rim edges and if you feel they are very sharp you should then be alarmed: the sharp edge may cause faster deterioration of the tire’s sidewall at that point of contact. In the worst scenario, it may cause a tire cut while the tire is in use, causing extremely dangerous accidents.
We discourage the use of such wheels. If you own wheels with sharp rim edges, we suggest rounding them with subtle sand paper.
In Vittoria, we care about cyclists and providing reliable and advanced products equally to cycling enthusiasts and professional riders is Vittoria’s contribution to their safety.