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Vittoria Gravel Tires get “Terrain Scores” and New Naming

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Previously, Vittoria’s gravel bike tires borrowed from their cyclocross and mountain bike tire names, hoping the familiarity would help you choose the right tire for the right terrain.

Now, they’re all going to be the Terreno, with a revamped naming system that tacks on two extra bits of info to describe both the type and severity of the terrain they’re intended for.

vittoria terreno mixed T50 gravel bike tire.

The new naming will roll out throughout this year, but starts with the new Terreno Mixed T50. The “Mixed” refers to its capability of mixed surface types and conditions, and the T50 means it’s rated for moderate terrain. It sits between the Terreno Dry and current Mezcal models.

vittoria terreno mixed T50 gravel bike tires shown with black and brown sidewalls.

The “T” rating system goes from 0 (smooth asphalt) to 100 (the worst chunk you can imagine), so theT50 rating means these are for normal gravel roads with a few washboards, potholes, and rocks thrown in with smooth hardpacked sections.

The spectrum of conditions terminology includes hardpack, fine loose, mixed, coarse loose, and mud.

vittoria terreno mixed T50 gravel bike tires shown from various angles.

It gets a new tread pattern with a directional siping texture that works in conjunction with the directional edges of the knobs to give you fast-rolling straight line performance but also better grip in the corners. Center lugs are shorter, getting taller and bigger as you get to the reinforced side lugs.

The rubber compound on the outside is grippier than the Terreno model this replaces, but is slightly slower rolling. Combined, the new tread pattern and rubber gives you a bit more grip at the expense of a bit more rolling resistance.

The new Terreno Mixed T50 comes in their standard “Endurance” level tires for enthusiast riders. There’s also a “Race” level that sets their top-tier casings and construction apart, and for some reason it’s the Terreno Mixed Pro T60, and not the Terreno Mixed Race T60. So, remember, “Pro” on the hot patch means it’s a “Race” level tire.

What’s the difference between Endurance and Race?

The two levels of tire vary by materials and echnical differences in construction:

Vittoria Endurance gravel tires
• More protection than Race (technically the same casing as current tires)
• Casing: Nylon 120 TPI
• Anti-puncture: Anti-puncture belt + sidewall stability insert
• Compound: 1C Graphene
• Sidewall colors: black for all sizes & brown in 40/45mm only

Vittoria Race gravel tires (coming later this year)
• 92% renewable & recycled content
• Designed to be the absolute fastest option from point A to point B
• Upgrades to a more supple, multi-layer organic cotton casing
• More anti-puncture reinforcements with natural latex, recycled nylon sidewall protection, and anti-puncture belt
• Race rubber compound formulation
• Natural brown sidewall color

vittoria terreno mixed T50 gravel bike tires in retail packaging.

The Endurance tires cost €54.95 and Race, when they come out, will cost €84.95.


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Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
18 days ago

Terrain Score, is that the same as a Doug Score?

11 days ago
Reply to  Eggs Benedict

A Doug score is the kind of score Vittoria would name their Terrain score after.

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