Wheel Technology

Vittoria’s unique history and experience has enabled the development of wheels and tires that match perfectly.

CARBON-FIBER EVOLVES WITH GRAPHENE.

Graphene (G+)* is the next innovative evolution in bicycle science, and Vittoria is leading the way.

What is G+?
It is “the material of the future” to cycling products. It is a nano-technology material that will help produce faster, stronger, lighter, and more resistant wheels and tires.

 

What are the benefits of G+ in carbon wheel applications?
The addition of this nano-technology material results in a faster, stronger, more resilient carbon-composite material. Qurano and Race tubular wheels have graphene-enhanced full-carbon rims that far outperform today’s best. This is the future of race wheels. Graphene-enhanced composites have 10~30% improved material properties. Tests carried out by Vittoria R&D engineers, confirmed by external laboratories, found that introducing graphene into the rim’s carbon-fiber matrix has a great positive impact:

  • G+ reduces temperature build-up
  • G+ increases spoke-hole strength measurably
  • G+ significantly improves lateral stiffness
  • G+ has strong potential for a future product weight reduction
  • G+ is the registered trademark of our technology partner Directa Plus Ltd.

LIFETIME SERVICE, A WHOLE NEW DEAL.

Ride your wheels. We will look after them!
Any Vittoria wheel comes with a full 2-year warranty, extended with another free year if you register the product and your ownership. This helps ensure that the Vittoria technicians have everything they need to keep your wheels in top condition.

 

Your Vittoria secure tag is the key to access it all. Every wheel has a holographic ID plate that records product type and history, which cannot be forged or removed.

The Vittoria service network provides you with support service, spare parts and one-to-one communication. Every Service Center gets the same, dedicated workstation with the best tools, linked to the Vittoria global data center for rapid access to spare parts ordering and dispatch.

WIDE RIM PROFILES FOR MORE GRIP AND SPEE

Our 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.

PERFECT MATCH TUBULAR–RIM INTERFACE.

If anyone knows how rims and tubulars need to fit, it’s Vittoria. The tire-rim combination must be perfect for security as well as overall performance. Today’s deep rims make that even more critical. All concerns disappear when you ride Vittoria tires mounted on full-carbon rims with the Perfect Match or Speedlock® profile.

VITTORIA SWITCHIT® ROAD HUB

All Vittoria road wheels are built on a hub of our own design, developed by Vittoria and produced according to our well-known high quality standards. The internal components are all based on bike industryproven parts. Our spokes, whether round-section or bladed, are straight-pull and specially produced for Vittoria. This allows a construction that is much stronger and less prone to failure in comparison to bended spokes. Rear hubs have an oversized driveside flange, with spokes laced in a 2:1 ratio. This creates an optimal balance in spoke tension on each side of the wheel and let the wheel directly respond on your actions.

VITTORIA SWITCH IT FREEWHEEL.

All road wheels have the unique Vittoria SwitchIT freewheel system (except for the models Vittoria Alusion and Session*). Cassettes mount on a freewheel body that can be quickly removed and replaced without tools—easily change gear ratios to tailor your wheels for any course. Switch quickly between Shimano, Campagnolo, or SRAM cassettes, with easy maintenance.

* Vittoria Alusion and Session do have a hub of our own design, also developed by Vittoria.

VERSATILE OFF-ROAD HUB.

All Vittoria off-road wheels are built on a hub of our own design and development, and produced according to our specification. This has resulted in a unique robust and proven off-road design that utilizes 24 or 28 straight-pull spokes. All popular axle types are supported, from quick-release, to 15 mm front and 12 mm rear thru-axle. Brake disc mounting is Shimano Centerlock® or international 6 bolt standard. Shimano Centerlock® can also be converted to 6-bolt using the Vittoria rotor adapter.

ASYMMETRIC RIMS BUILD A STIFFER WHEEL

The 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 brake disk mount displaces the hub flange to the hub center, as well as on rear hubs. The 2.5 mm offset from center on asymmetric rims minimizes differences in spoke tension and equalizes spoke-lacing angles, making the wheel stiffer and more stable.

RUN TUBELESS SECURELY WITH SPEEDLOCK®.

Setting a new standard in security for tubeless tires, Speedlock® is a subtly profiled rim-bed that significantly improves tubeless compatibility of Carbon Clincher and off-road alloy rims. Even at lower pressures, tires are held in position and roll-off risk is reduced. It also makes installing and inflating tubeless tires much easier.

WARRANTY

VITTORIA’S WARRANTY

RIDE YOUR WHEELS. WE WILL LOOK AFTER THEM.
The Vittoria promise: the easiest way to enjoy your wheels. You will discover an entire Vittoria network to provide you with support service, spare parts and one-to-one communication. Your Vittoria secure tag is the key to access it all. Every wheel has a holographic ID seal that records product type and history. You register the product ID and your ownership, ensuring that the Vittoria technicians have everything they need to keep your wheels in top condition. Every Service Center gets the same, dedicated workstation with the best tools, linked to the Vittoria global data center for rapid access to spare parts ordering and dispatch. We do the hard work—so you can play harder.

EXTENT OF LIMITED WARRANTY
Vittoria warrants its products to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two years after original purchase. This warranty only applies to the original owner and is not transferable. Claims under this warranty must be made through the retailer where the bicycle or the Vittoria component was purchased. Original proof of purchase is required.

LOCAL LAW
This warranty statement gives the customer specific legal rights. The customer may also have other rights, which vary from state to state (USA), from province to province (Canada), and elsewhere in the world from country to country. To the extent that this warranty statement is consistent with the local law, this warranty shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such law, under such local law, certain disclaimers and limitations of this warranty statement may apply to the customer. For example, some states in the United States of America, as well as
some governments outside of the United States (including provinces in Canada) may:
a. Preclude the disclaimers and limitations of this warranty statement from limiting the statutory rights of the consumer (e.g. United Kingdom).
b. Otherwise restrict the ability of a manufacturer to enforce such disclaimers or limitations

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
To the extent allowed by local law, except for the obligations specifically set forth in this warranty statement, in no event shall Vittoria or its third party supplies be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages.

LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY
This warranty does not apply to products that have been incorrectly installed and/or adjusted according to the respective Vittoria technical installation manual. The Vittoria installation manuals can be found online at www.vittoria.com.
• This warranty does not apply to damage to the product caused by a crash, impact, abuse of the product, noncompliance with manufacturers specifications of usage or any other circumstances in which the product has been subjected to forces or loads beyond its design.
• This warranty does not apply when the product has been modified.
• This warranty does not apply when the QR code has been deliberately altered, defaced or removed.
• This warranty does not apply to normal wear. Wear parts are subject to damage as a result of normal use, failure to service according to Vittoria recommendations and/or riding or installation in conditions or applications other than recommended.

Wear parts are identified as:
• Bearings, rims specially brake surface, brake pads if provided.
• This warranty shall not cover damages caused by the use of parts of different manufacturers.
• This warranty shall not cover damages caused by the use of parts that are not compatible, suitable and/or authorized by Vittoria for use with Vittoria wheels.
• This warranty shall not cover damages resulting from commercial (rental) use.