CX/Gravel Tire Test: Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40

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  • Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Vittoria's Terreno range of gravel bike tires comes in many different flavors and sizes. When you're interested in the Terreno range, the first step you'll have to make is picking the right "flavor" of the Terreno, and the base choice here seems to be the "Dry" version we have on test here. Also available is the "Zero" for even drier conditions, the "Mix" for mixed conditions, and the "Wet" for wet conditions (obvious).


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Within the Vittoria Terreno Dry range, we then find a "rigid", a "folding", a "tubeless TNT", and a "tubeless TLR" version. We see this more often with other manufacturers, but we can't find much information on Vitorria's website explaining the differences between these versions. As we don't have the information, we can't tell much more about them, but we suggest focusing on the "tubeless TNT" and "tubeless TLR" versions if you care about performance.


This is a test of the Terreno Dry "rubeless TLR" in the 40-622 size. The "tubeless TLR" version comes with tan sidewalls and is 40 grams lighter than the "tubeless TNT" version which comes with grey sidewalls. One thing we're sure of is that the TNT version comes with reinforced sidewalls, and it should be the easiest to use in a tubeless set up.


We've already tested the Tubeless TNT version of the Terreno Dry in the 33-622 size (read our review) a couple of years back. Even though they are different tires, it should give us some insights into the "tubeless TLR" and "tubeless TNT" versions.


Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand Vittoria
Model Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0
Year 2022
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
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Manufacturer part number 11A.00.288
EAN8022530025553
TPI
Compound G+ 2.0
Bead Folding
ETRTO 40-622
Specified Weight 450 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 87
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 40-622 (700x38c)

Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40 Test Results

Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


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Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 450 grams
Measured Weight 460 grams
Measured Width Casing 40 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 39 mm
Measured Height 38 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 0.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Center (excluding knobs) 3.00 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members Only
All size measurements are taken at low air pressure on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results
Inner Tube Conti Cross28 (160 gr)
Measured Width 40 mm
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 66 psi/4.6 bar
33-35 = 60 psi/4.1 bar
36-38 = 54 psi/3.7 bar
39-42 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
High Air Pressure

(50 psi / 3.4 bar)
Members Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 55 psi/3.8 bar
33-35 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
36-38 = 45 psi/3.1 bar
39-42 = 42 psi/2.9 bar
Medium Air Pressure

(42 psi / 2.9 bar)
Members Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 44 psi/3.0 bar
33-35 = 40 psi/2.8 bar
36-38 = 36 psi/2.6 bar
39-42 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
Low Air Pressure

(33 psi / 2.3 bar)
30.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00911
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
33-35 = 30 psi/2.1 bar
36-38 = 27 psi/1.9 bar
39-42 = 25 psi/1.7 bar
Extra Low Air Pressure

(25 psi / 1.7 bar)
36.0 Watts
CRR: 0.01079
The CX/Gravel section is a multi tire size section, air pressures have been adjusted to the measured casing width.

All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results

Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 50 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 3.00 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members Only

Conclusion


  • Vittoria Terreno Dry TLR G+ 2.0 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

The 40-622 Terreno Dry performance in the lighter "tubeless TLR" version seems off as it comes in much slower than the 33-622 "tubeless TNT" version that we tested back in 2020. We see some obvious differences, like the sidewalls that are thinner and easier to puncture. The tread, on the other hand, is a bit harder to puncture and might indicate the use of some kind of anti-puncture strip under the tread.


The biggest issue we see here is that, for an uninformed buyer, we would have assumed the "tubeless TLR" version to be faster than the "tubeless TNT" as it's lighter and seems to come with less protection. That doesn't seem true, and from our test results, we recommend always going with the "tubeless TNT" versions if you're interested in Vittoria off-road tires.


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RATING: 2.5 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Not Recommended


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