The Italian tire manufacturer Vittoria has released a special edition of its popular Corsa PRO tire to celebrate its successful year in professional cycling. The Vittoria Corsa PRO Gold features golden sidewalls that make it stand out. But only 2,023 pairs are available worldwide, costing €299 a pair.
What makes this tire unique, and are cyclists willing to pay €299 for a single pair?
The Corsa PRO Gold: A Tire of Champions
The Corsa PRO Gold is based on the Corsa PRO, a tubeless-ready tire Vittoria launched earlier this year. The Corsa PRO is designed for speed, durability, and grip, thanks to its 320 TPI cotton casing and Graphene + Silica compound. The Corsa PRO Gold has the same specifications but with a unique and eye-catching look.
The golden sidewalls are not just for show. They are a tribute to the many victories Vittoria-sponsored riders achieved this year using the Corsa PRO tires. Vittoria claims its tires helped riders win major bike races such as the Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta Espana, and the Road World Championships.
Vittoria says the Corsa PRO Gold is the tire of champions.
How to Get Your Hands on the Corsa PRO Tires
If you want to get your hands on these exclusive tires, you need to act fast. Only 2,023 pairs are available globally, and each pack is hand-numbered and has a serial number on the inner side.
The Corsa PRO Gold is only available in one size: 700x28c. You can order from the Vittoria website, but be prepared to pay a premium price of €299 per pair.
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