Road Bike Tire Test: Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Manufacturer Specifications
  3. Size, Weight, Thickness
  4. Rolling Resistance: 12.2 watts
  5. Puncture Resistance: 12 tread / 5 sidewall
  6. Conclusion: 4.0 / 5 Recommended
  7. Comments
  • Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Vittoria Corsa has been the gold standard for ages when it comes to cotton road bike tires. The Corsa has been around in different versions over the years, but a tubeless-ready version is something that is a big change. We were already familiar with the tubeless-ready Corsa Speed (read our review), but with its limited use cases, we're very curious how the all-round Corsa performs in tubeless-ready trim.


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The tubeless-ready version of the Corsa G+ 2.0 is very similar to the regular clincher Corsa G+ 2.0 (read our review) except (obviously) for the casing that is a tubeless-ready design. To our surprise, the tubeless-ready version comes with a "Corespun 320 TPI" casing while the clincher version comes with a "Corespun K 320 TPI" casing in which the K stands for Kevlar reinforced. Theoretically, the non-K casing should be a bit weaker.


The non-K tubeless-ready casing does use a black coating that results in black sidewalls to help keep the air inside when using the tire without an inner tube. The consequence of the coated sidewalls is that this tire isn't available with the "Para" sidewalls that always were a way to recognize cotton tires, and some people love for the classic look.


The Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR is available in the 25-622, 28-622, and 30-622 sizes. As usual, we've tested the 25-622 version that has a specified weight of 290 grams.

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Vittoria
Model Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR
Year 2020
Tire Type Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range High
Buy At Ad Amazon.com
Manufacturer part number 11A.00.093
EAN8022530018852
TPI 320
Compound 4C G+ 2.0
Bead Folding
ETRTO 25-622
Size Inch 28"
Width 25
Specified Weight 290 grams
Max Pressure 130
Made In Thailand
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
30-622 (700x30c)

Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR Test Results

Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


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Size, Weight and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 290 grams
Measured Weight 297 grams
System Adjusted Weight
(tire + valve + rim seal)
317 grams
Measured Width 27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 69 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 31 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
12.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00384
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00504
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 Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points

Conclusion


  • Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

In our tests, the Vittoria Corsa G+ 2.0 TLR can't compete with the top-rated Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL (read our review) except for a slightly better puncture resistance of the tread. We do think the differences are small, and this can be a fine tire if you've always been on cotton tires and want to switch over to a tubeless set up.


We hope the next iterations of the Corsa TLR will bring back the "Para" sidewalls as we would hate it if the consequence of tubeless road bike tires would be the loss of this classic look that some people love.

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RATING: 4.0 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Recommended


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