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    http://www.vittoria.com/index.php?op...326&Itemid=116

    Has anyone here tried these yet? The tread looks pretty well designed for sloppy stuff. Thoughts?

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    interesting for sure.
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    I suppose I could try out the clinchers on training rides.

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    yeah, a nice option for sure.
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    Default Re: Vittoria XM cross tires?

    Did anyone try these last season (clincher version)? What's the consensus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slingshot View Post
    Did anyone try these last season (clincher version)? What's the consensus?
    I'm about to glue some up for this season.

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    Default Re: Vittoria XM cross tires?

    I used the XG last year and if the rubber is the same, then it will be fast wearing and not grippy. The compound is hard and not very malleable.

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    We have a local rep here and he had these last year. they are a leap fwd from the previous versions that MIN is talking about. More supple. they are getting better.
    "make the break"

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    My buddy had a set glued up last year and rode them whenever it got soft or wet out. His stash of wheels is impressive, so for him to choose XM's was a bit of a surprise to me, but the tread sheds mud really well. These were his tires of choice at day 1 of the Louisville USGP last year (masters 45+), if that helps any of you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    I used the XG last year and if the rubber is the same, then it will be fast wearing and not grippy. The compound is hard and not very malleable.
    the new compound is black and the old one is grey. which version were you on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    the new compound is black and the old one is grey. which version were you on?
    I used the older grey tubulars. But I've also used the XN filetread clinchers in the same compound too. In both cases, quick wear, cracking tread and hard rubber (with eventual oxidation, as it does not start that way.) My guess is that their move to the traditional black compound was to reintroduce carbon black into the rubber compound, which increases durability and strength.

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