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Nashbar - Extra 25% Off Vittoria Tires

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Nashbar Extra 25% Off Vittoria Tires [nashbar.com]

Managed to pick up a pair of Rubinos Tech III for 27.47 Shipped (which comes out to about 13.75 each for an excellent tire)

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Created 09-18-2017 at 10:07 AM by LodiDodi
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I bought and received these but now I'm confused. I can find info on the Rubino Pro - Tech III and the Rubino, but these tires seem to be neither. Nashbar is the only company that carries them labelled this way.

Do you think it's an exclusive or just a labelling error. Seems far fetched to get a Pro Tech III for 15. Regardless, I like it better than what came with my bike which bargain basement slicks.
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Someone please correct me if i am wrong but I would probably not recommend these tires. These tires have a TPI (threads per inch) rating of 60 (which is very low), for comparison, the top of the line Specialized Turbo tires have a TPI of 320 (higher is better because it signifies a denser weave). These tires are also pretty heavy at 330+ grams. I think it has a artificially inflated msrp, the Rubino Pro II SE Road Tire would probably be a better tire at a similar price.
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Someone please correct me if i am wrong but I would probably not recommend these tires. These tires have a TPI (threads per inch) rating of 60 (which is very low), for comparison, the top of the line Specialized Turbo tires have a TPI of 320 (higher is better because it signifies a denser weave). These tires are also pretty heavy at 330+ grams. I think it has a artificially inflated msrp, the Rubino Pro II SE Road Tire would probably be a better tire at a similar price.
TPI is not an indicator of quality....for sheets....or bike tires.

A weave of finer threads may or may not be better for the end user depending on what their priorities are. You CAN make a thinner walled tire out of a finer weave, but that's not necessarily what you are getting. Even if it is, it may be exactly what you DON'T want.

Lots of people fall for >TPI = Better though.

Higher tpi tires do tend towards being more supple (more give/flex) overall. Again, is that really what the end buyer wants?
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