There’s a new winner to be crowned! This pretty Italian is called Terreno Dry and convinced us in all aspects – and that despite some shortcomings in our lab testing. Congratulations Vittoria!
Grey wall is the new tan wall! Fresh out of its packaging, the Vittoria Terreno Dry looks very slick and well-finished. From the sidewall finish to the honeycomb tread to the printed logos, everything is fastidiously finished. Typically Italian then! And right down to the last detail: all the test tires were within 5 g of the claimed weight and were child’s play to mount. Someone has their manufacturing tolerances in check here! This gravel tire is easy to accelerate and easy to keep at speed. Lean it over and the tire communicates with you in a binary manner. The tire has grip, grip, grip on end, until it finally but suddenly gives it all up. Up until that point, traction is excellent, you can control the tire at all times and it responds well to being pushed harder through corners. On asphalt, the tire decelerates in complete control. On gravel, its braking performance is reduced but its directional stability is well maintained. Despite a comparatively low volume, the Vittoria tire offers surprisingly high levels of comfort. Small vibrations are swallowed up completely and even if the tire isn’t the fastest in the lab, in practice it delivers a faster ride because you remain more relaxed in a faster position that you can maintain with less fatigue. But why get to your destination as fast as possible all the time? Enjoy the comfortable ride of the Vittoria – after all, we’re gravelling and not riding in a World Tour race. 😉
The Vittoria Terreno Dry is the perfect gravel all-rounder! The tire rolls well, offers masses of grip in the corners and is amazingly comfortable. In our test, the Italian gravel tire didn’t afford itself any mistakes and has earned the right to wear the crown of the best gravel tire of 2020!
- good acceleration
- very efficient
- lots of cornering grip
- good level of comfort
- high-quality finishing
Made in Thailand | Tested size 40-622 | Tire width in mm¹ 40.5 | Tire height in mm¹ 37.9 | Tire height + test rim in mm² 61.9 | Weight 483 g | Price € 48.95
1 messured dimension with 2.5 bar. 2 Test rim: Stan’s NOTUBES Grail 622 x 20.3 C (Rim height 24.5 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: Continental Terra Speed (click for review) | Continental Terra Trail (click for review) | MAXXIS Rambler SilkShield TR (click for review) | Panaracer GravelKing SK (click for review) | Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Allround Evolution (click for review) | Schwalbe G-One Bite Evolution (click for review) | Specialized Pathfinder Pro (click for review) | Teravail Cannonball Light & Supple (click for review) | Vittoria Terreno Dry (click for review) | WTB Riddler TCS Light/Fast Rolling (click for review) | WTB Venture Road TCS (click for review)
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Words & Photos: Benjamin Topf, Philipp Schwab