Vittoria Factory Tour – Part 1

Traveling to the land of rubber to see a world-class facility

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Science and Graphene 2.0

Vittoria and its partners invested $11 million in the new compound facility located in a new industry zone near Bangkok called ‘Detroit for the East’ as the car industry started new factories here. A workforce of about 1500 people are producing the tires that will bring Vittoria tires to the next level. CEO Rudie Campagne said at the opening ceremony: “Racing is casing. With our 40 year experience in making cotton carcasses for tubulars, our casings are the best in the world. The next challenge is in compounds.”

Some of the new Graphene 2.0 offerings

Many designs are the same but the rubber compound is much improved

Vittoria does wheels too and tests them like few others.

Vittoria hosts and guests from around the world

More tire paparrazi

Bankok, a city of over 10 million people is difficult to traverse by car or bus. On a boat though, traffic flows with ease

The city is a beautiful sight by water and many temples and attractions are adjacent to the water.

Part II in the works

That’s the belly of the beast in the heart of Bangkok. Stay tuned for part 2 where you’ll learn about the actual tires and designs that you can buy. Vittoria dominates the highest levels of road and gravel. And now, they are bringing this level of science and production to new designs in the mountain bike category.

They crush it with cross-country tires and now their trail and all-mountain tires have arrived.


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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  • db says:

    Fascinating, love seeing the actual manufacturing and factory.

  • Greg F. says:

    I have been rocking Vittorias since they were making the tires under the brand name GEAX. Probably one of the most underrated tire companies out there. Tires in the TNT version are supple, great traction and always wore like iron. The GOMA 2.4 has been my go-to tire for YEARS however with the G2.0 release they removed it from the line-up completely. Always a bit larger at 2.45+ inches and produced great traction regardless of the terrain or conditions. For my Lake Tahoe/High Desert loam the Martello is a close second, but nothing has been quite as good as the GOMA.

    Say it ain’t so capt! Bring back the GOMA!!

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