Hidden behind closed doors at the Taipei Cycle Show were a collection of new Vittoria Terreno and other gravel bike tires, a new sidewall option for cyclocross, and a new trail tire to polish off their already expansive mountain bike lineup.
Starting with the Terreno lineup, we saw the Terreno Zero at Sea Otter earlier this year. Joining it will be the new Terreno Dry 650×47, which is based off the 700×31/33/38 sized cyclocross tires that launched in 2017. We reviewed that tire last season and loved it. Check out this video for a complete run through of all three Terreno tread patterns.
Claimed weight for the Terreno Dry 650×47 is 550g. All new tires shown here should be available early next year, but exact dates and final specs were TBD. We do know that all of the Terreno tires will use Vittoria’s Graphene-infused rubber to maximize grip and durability.
The Terreno Dry uses their ramped scales in the center, ending in intermediate and side knobs to improve cornering grip, and ease the transition into the taller side knobs. The ramped scale design keeps it rolling extremely quick, yet adds just enough braking traction and aids overall cornering grip. But they’re only for very dry conditions. Some pro cyclocross racers are using this pattern for icy conditions, too, and Vittoria rates them fairly well for that surface.
In addition to the Terreno Dry gravel and CX tires, you’ll see this pattern without the “dry” moniker in their XC tire lineup in 29×2.1 and 29×2.25 tubeless ready versions. Claimed weights are 600g and 640g respectively, both getting their top level 120tpi cotton casing.
This Vittoria Agarro is a prototype mountain bike tire that uses similar knob shaping and design as the Gato and Bombolini tires, but with subtle differences. Like a split center line, increasing the cornering edges on the top of the tire.
All knobs are siped to increase total traction, and about half are stepped to mimic a ramped shape for smoother rolling.