Vittoria Terreno Dry in review

The Vittoria Terreno Dry promises maximum speed on hard and dry surfaces. But can it live up to its name and deliver the ultimate in efficiency and speed? We put the tire through the wringer in our big gravel tire group test to find out what it has to offer.

Vittoria Terreno Dry | 460 g | € 54,95 | Manufacturer’s website

Like the other speed oriented tires, the Vittoria Terreno Dry relies on a smooth central tread and pronounced shoulder knobs for the corners. Vittoria combine this with a unique honeycomb tread pattern.
However, this isn’t the most striking part of the tire. The grey sidewalls are hard to overlook and definitely don’t suit every bike. For all those who like a more traditional look, the tire is also available with black sidewalls.
The fit is somewhat traditional too, compared to most other tires on test, and we’d advise having a few tire levers ready. However, the tight fit makes the tubeless setup all the easier.

All-round for dry conditions? – Vittoria Terreno Dry

The Vittoria Terreno Dry feels quite fast, yet it lags behind in the laboratory test. At 19.7 W rolling resistance, it can’t compete with any of the speed models and only with a few all-round models. But its handling is a little more pleasant, feeling agile and easy to control due to the less aggressive shoulder knobs, and offering a lot of grip on asphalt and compacted ground. But the tire seems to float over the surface on gravel, lacking grip and thereby robbing you of confidence. The puncture protection isn’t very promising, either, because no other tire on test fared worse in terms of puncture resistance. The tire’s compliance is average and offers sufficient damping at the right pressure.

Tire Characteristics

intended use

  1. asphalt/hard pack
  2. trail

rolling resistance

  1. slow
  2. quick

pinch protection

  1. low
  2. high

puncture protection

  1. low
  2. high

handling in wet conditions

  1. slippery
  2. grippy


Speed or all-round – we’re not quite sure with the Vittoria Terreno Dry. It doesn’t really fit into any category due its low efficiency and lack of grip. The 19.7 W rolling resistance simply is too much for a speed focused tire. Furthermore, the lack of puncture protection and off-road grip make this more of a tire for those who are after a certain look rather than performance, and for fans of particularly light tires.


  • excellent grip on asphalt and hardpack
  • visually appealing tread pattern


  • very inefficient according to lab results
  • minimal off-road grip
  • moderate puncture protection

Made in Thailand | Tested size 40-622 | Tire width in mm¹ 40,7 | Tire height in mm¹ 37,77 | Tire height + Test rim in mm² 83,09 | Weight 459,6 g | Price € 54,95
1 measured dimensions with 2,5 Bar, 2 Test rim: ZIPP 303s 622 x 20.3C (Rim height 45,32 mm)

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In our introduction of the best gravel tire on test you can’t just find our most interesting findings and our overall conclusion, but a good view on all tires tested.

All tires on review: Challenge Getaway (Click for review) | Challenge Gravel Grinder (Click for review) | Continental Terra Speed (Click for review) | Continental Terra Trail (Click for review) | Maxxis Rambler (Click for review) | Maxxis Receptor (Click for review) | Panaracer Gravelking (Click for review) | Panaracer Gravelking Slick Plus+ (Click for review) | Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Click for review) | Pirelli Cinturato Gravel RC (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Allround (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One R (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One RS (Click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Pathfinder (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Tracer (Click for review) | Vittoria Terreno Dry | Vittoria Terreno Mix (Click for review) | WTB Riddler (Click for review) | WTB Byway (Click for review)

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Words: czajac Photos: Jan Richter