This is the Vittoria Rubino Pro III Road Tire. Popular, durable and attractive treaded sports tire with 150 TPI nylon casing and effective PRB protection , also in wider sizes and many colors.
- High-mileage tire proved on events like RAAM
- Ideal all-rounder for racing and intensive training
- Weight: 230g (700c x 23mm)
- Min Pressure: 100 PSI
- Max Pressure: 145 (700x23) PSI
- Threads Per Inch: 150 TPI
Casing thread density is measured in threads per inch (one inch=25.4 mm), and known as TPI. The casing is the heart of the tire or tubular and is made of rubber and threads (which may be nylon, cotton, Kevlar, or Corespun).
Standard road tires usually have casings of 24–55 TPI. Vittoria tires and tubulars range from 26 TPI to 320 TPI. Riders in search of higher performance are likelier to choose higher-TPI tires.
For many sporting riders, folding tires of around 150 TPI are a good all-round compromise of weight, rolling resistance, durability, and comfort. A higher TPI brings the benefit of lower weight and rolling resistance, but at a penalty to durability. Regardless, riders aiming to play harder will usually seek out tubulars and open tubulars with a TPI of 200 or greater.