The Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ is the successor of the popular Rubino Pro III. The Pro III was one of my favorite tires because it offered a low rolling resistance and a decent puncture resistance at a low price. On paper, the new Rubino Pro G+ offers some improvements over its predecessor. The biggest improvement is the use of a new triple graphene G+ compound which according to Vittoria is the biggest improvement in bicycle tire-tech in years.
Together with the new Rubino Pro G+, Vittoria also released a new G+ Rubino non-Pro, Rubino Pro Speed, Rubino Pro Control and Rubino Pro Endurance. The Pro Speed and Pro Control seem like the most interesting tires. The Pro Speed offers a lower weight and a lower rolling resistance at the cost of decreased puncture resistance. The Pro Control offers a better puncture resistance at the cost of a higher weight and higher rolling resistance.
When comparing the Rubino Pro G+ to its main competitors, it seems to have an advantage with the use of a triple compound rubber. Most other tires in this price range offer a single compound or at most a dual compound. It looks like Vittoria is still using the same 150 TPI carcass with an extra layer of puncture resistance material under the tread. A good opportunity to see if the new 3C G+ compound really has a lower rolling resistance
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