TIRE TECHNOLOGY

THE GRAPHENE REVOLUTION

Graphene is a material which has exceptional characteristics that make Vittoria products advantageous for many different purposes and uses; it derives from carbon, more precisely from graphite.

Prior to the advanced development of Graphene, there was always the requirement of choosing between optimizing, or aiming at, speed, grip, durability and puncture protection. Effectively, the introduction of Graphene in tires, allows for natural material barriers of rubber to be removed. This means that there is no longer the need for such compromises between speed, grip, durability and puncture resistance.

VITTORIA 4 COMPOUNDS

A tire’s compound, together with its casing, determines how well is the grip on the road. Vittoria tirelessly researches new compounds to give riders tires with even better performance, grip and longevity, in all conditions.

Vittoria 4C is the ultimate technology concerning compounds developed for bicycle tires. Exclusively developed by Vittoria to achieve performance products without compromise, Vittoria 4C is an extrusion process using up to 4 different compounds in the same tread.

VITTORIA COTTON CASING

Vittoria is the pioneer and the world’s leading manufacturer of tires with cotton casing. The sublime performance of Vittoria tires and tubulars is the product of years of experience, R&D, and advanced production technology. At its heart is our mastery of fine-cotton Corespun production.

The casing is the carcass or “body” of the tire. This can be made in either the traditional open “clincher” style or in closed “tubular” style. Casings are usually made from either nylon or cotton material. Some feature additional materials, to increase durability. Casings are typically measured in Threads Per Inch or “TPI” for short. Generally, the higher the TPI, the more supple the ride quality is.

ROAD TIRE CONSTRUCTION

Vittoria road tires benefit from millions of kilometres in racing experience, making them the perfect choice for competitive as well as everyday performance.

Road tire construction encompasses multiple processes which differ according to the type of tire. Vittoria selection of road tires is made up by tubulars, clincher, open-tubulars and tubeless-ready tires.

OFF-ROAD TIRE CONSTRUCTION

Vittoria off-road tires cover aggressive treads and strengthened constructions to prepare the rider for the huge demands of jumps, drops and various tire-threatening obstacles typical of mountainbiking.

Vittoria off-road tires are built for high performance while delivering maximum traction and resistance. Each Vittoria off-road tire features different technologies and production processes according to the tire's needs. Discover Vittoria tubeless-ready (TNT), clincher and tubular tires.