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Vittoria had two exciting new products for plus bikes at Sea Otter this year: the Cannoli and Deamion-Plus. The Cannoli tire will be offered in both 27.5 and 29er sizes (3.0″ wide) and also as a 4.8″ fat bike tire for 26″ wheels. The tread sports a paddle design that’s said to do a good job shedding mud and snow–perfect for loose to wet conditions!

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Vittoria also showed off their new 27.5+ wheelset, the Deamion-Plus. With an internal rim width of 40mm, this all-mountain-capable wheelset is tubeless ready and Boost spaced. With plus rims it’s important not to go too wide because the tires end up with more of a squarish, flattish profile. Too narrow and the tire is unstable. The Deamion-Plus rims appear to strike a nice balance, giving the tires a nice profile that appears ready to slash berms!

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The company showed the new tires and wheels installed on a Zanconato plus bike, in case you missed it in our round up of new plus bikes.

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While at the Vittoria booth we also talked to Selle Italia saddles (same parent company) and I got myself measured using the company’s “ID Match” saddle selection system. They basically take a few body measurements and the computer spits out a recommended saddle based on your anatomy. And guess what? My recommended saddle matches the one I’ve been using (and loving) for years: the Selle Italia SLR. So based on a data point of one (me), I’d say ID Match is 100% accurate. 🙂

Seriously though, if you still haven’t found the right saddle, see if your dealer has an ID Match system. It’s worth a shot!

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