We’ve ridden Vittoria tires on the road for a long time, and had pretty good luck with some of their Geax line of mountain tires (recently rolled back under the Vittoria name), but hadn’t really had a chance to spend much time on their cyclocross tires. In talking with Vittoria about our season of European Cyclocross testing, they suggested we try a set of their tubulars, plus a tubeless set. After racing the EVO XM tubulars for a bit, one of our testers threw a set on the Pro version clinchers that he had bought into our pool, so we could do some back-to-back testing of them, on and off the cross course. We ran into a few hiccups setting the XL Pros up tubeless earlier in the season (to no fault of Vittoria, really) so didn’t really get to ride them tubeless until after most of the races had passed. But we had plenty of wet and muddy cross riding to do, so got a pretty good sense of both of these wet weather treads.
Slide on past the break to see what we thought and see where each of these tires really excels….