Vittoria Zaffiro Pro home trainer tyre review

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro home trainer tyre
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Vittoria Zaffiro Pro home trainer tyre offers the perfect way to save your regular tyres for the road, turning turbo sessions into something cooler and quieter.

For
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    Saves regular tyres for the place they're designed for - the road

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    Bright red colour to remind you not to ride it on the road

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    Turbo-specific tread helps dissipate heat

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    Specific tread helps reduce noise from roller

Against
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    You need a separate turbo-designated wheel because you can't ride this tyre on the road

With the unpredictable weather we’ve been having, it's a good idea to have a contingency plan in the shape of your old turbo trainer.

It’s not the nicest way to spend a training session and can increase the wear of your winter treads, so replacing the tyre with one specific to the job has its benefits. The Vittoria Zaffiro Pro home trainer tyre does everything it should – the tread pattern helps dissipate heat and the constant drone of the tyre on roller is substantially reduced.

The only issue that may arise is if you only have one pair of wheels — who wants to continually swap tyres? The bright red also works well to let you know you have a turbo tyre on; you don’t want to be riding down the road on one of these, it’ll be like riding on ice!

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