Rubino Pro Slick 23mm

rubino pro slick 23
Rubino Pro Slick 23mm

A Rubino Pro Slick 23mm weighs only 225g, saving up to 105 grams over an OEM wire bead tire, or 210g worth of rotating mass for a pair. Vittoria advertises them a bit optimistically at 215g. These are the Pro Slick version, the non-pro version not only has a heavy wire bead, but also a lower TPI casing. Although advertised as a 150 TPI tire, the sidewalls feel thicker than you would expect, although they are still very soft. It may have to do with the way they apply rubber. They make a good all-round tire. The 23mm version however, appears to have some molding defects, with a very distinct seam on only one side of the center strip. At $20 each, and saving 5.3g per dollar, it represents a exceptional value, moderate cost upgrade. They can be purchased from one of the various UK based webshops.

wire bead
Wire bead 23mm

Overview:

Price: $20 [Moderate Cost]

Value: 5.3g/$ ($0.19/g) [Exceptional Value]

✔ Recommended with caveats

Heavier than advertised, and not as supple as the TPI would imply. The batch of 23mm which this came from seemed to have a minor molding defect. Still a good all-round economical tire.

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