Wheel technologies that work together.
Vittoria’s unique history and experience has enabled the development of wheels for tires and tubulars that match perfectly. All our technical knowhow is working together in harmony to inspire you to play harder.
Wider rim profiles (WST/WSR).
Their research, testing and practical experience shows that wide tubular rim profiles (WST) and wide tire rim profiles (WSR) improves tire performance in comparison to traditional narrow rim profiles. Vittoria wheels are designed to benefit from this improvement. The tread contact area is shorter and wider, so the tire grips and handles better in corners. In addition the tire casing (clincher and tubulars) deforms less, making the tire faster because of lower rolling resistance.
Vittoria SwitchIT road hub.
All Vittoria road wheels are built on a hub of our own design, developed by Vittoria and produced in Italy. The internal components are all based on industry proven parts. Our spokes, whether round-section or bladed, are straight-pull. This allows for a construction that is much stronger and less prone to failure in comparison to bended spokes. Rear hubs have an oversized drive-side flange, with spokes laced in a 2:1 ratio. This creates an optimal balance in spoke tension on each side of the wheel.
Vittoria SwitchIT freewheel.
All road wheels have the Vittoria SwitchIT cassette mounting system (except for entry-level models Vittoria Alusion and Session*). Cassettes mount on a freewheel sleeve that can be quickly removed and replaced without tools—easily change gear ratios to tailor your wheels for any course, and switch quickly between Shimano, Campagnolo, or SRAM cassettes,with ultra-easy maintenance.
* Vittoria Alusion and Session do have a hub of our own design, also developed by Vottoria.
AS asymmetric rims build a stiffer wheel.
The AS asymmetric rim is the foundation for a laterally stiffer wheel, by balancing the spoke angles on left and right sides. This is needed on disc-braked fronts, where the Centerlock® sleeve displaces the hub flange sideways out of the center, as well as on rear hubs.The 2.5 mm offset from center on AS rims minimizes differences in spoke tension and equalizes spoke-lacing angles, making the wheel stiffer and more stable
Choosing and using: what works best.
Vittoria wheels were developed and tested extensively with Vittoria tires. We guarantee that our tires mount easily, sit securely and perform optimally on our wheels. We strongly recommend to always pair the best with the best! Here are our recommendations.
||Open Corsa SR
||Zaffiro Pro Tech