Vittoria’s classic of the Classics is back and wider than ever in an expanded Corsa Control lineup that will have you training fast through the winter and ready to toe the line at the first races in the new year. Building on the wet & dirty Spring Classics winning heritage of the original Pavé, the new Corsa Control is better than ever equipped with Graphene+, tubular & clincher options, and more wide sizes.
Vittoria Corsa Control all-season cotton road & cobble race tire
Vittoria long held the title of the most iconic winter & early season foul weather racing tire with their green Pavé CG. But when they overhauled their Corsa road line bringing a big boost in rubber performance with Graphene+, the Spring Classics specialist was left out in the cold.
As early as the Tour of Flanders in 2016 we spotted prototypes of what would become the new Corsa Control tire being raced over Northern European cobbles. But it was more than a year and a half later before Vittoria gave the tire and name and a soft introduction with a single 28mm wide clincher version. Now the winter training & spring racing tire gets Vittoria’s full support with multiple size, color & casing options.
Vittoria Corsa Control foul-conditions race tire – Tech Details
Designed for competition in wet weather, on rough roads & slippery cobblestones, the Corsa Control features a fast rolling, smooth & grooved center tread section taken directly from the road race Corsa, then alternating bands of herringbone sipes taken from the old Pavé CG for confident cornering. That tread is hand glued onto the casing not vulcanized, which is said to make the tire more supple, even getting faster-rolling over time.
Four different Graphene+ rubber compounds just like the Corsa promise low rolling resistance & long wear going straight, then grip & durability when you lean it over, with improved puncture resistance overall. It also shares the same 320tpi aramid/kevlar fiber reinforced Corespun-K cotton casing with increased sidewall protection as the Corsa, making the only real difference the textured shoulders and a tiny 0.4mm extra rubber to wear through. The result though, is that this durable, all-season tire is still light at just 265g claimed for a 25mm clincher of 295g for a 25mm tubular.
Vittoria Corsa Control foul-conditions race tire – What’s New?
The big update this season to the Corsa Control is more options. Now the 64€ foldable clincher is available in 25 & 28mm widths (265g & 280g, respectively) and in both all black versions and a skinwall that Vittoria calls ‘Para’ sidewall.
Tubulars are also available now as well for 98€ a piece. They get even wider, with 25, 28 & 30mm ready to glue up, again each in black or skinwall variants. (295g, 350g & 370g, respectively.)
Now we just have to keep holding our breath to see if they will make a tubeless TLR version like the fast rolling (but no puncture protection) Corsa Speed.