Vittoria launches the Mostro – two gravity focussed tires with a new grippy rubber compound and innovative design features

The Vittoria Mostro tire
Vittoria's new Mostro are designed for gravity riding (Image credit: Vittoria)

Vittoria tires has revealed its latest additions to its mountain bike tires range – The Mostro. The renowned Italian tire manufacturers say its two new models that are named the Mostro Enduro Race and the Mostro Enduro, are designed to be the "gravity mountain bikers' tire of choice and come ready to meet the demands of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series' toughest tracks."

Vittoria has spent over a year developing and testing both tires alongside the Commençal ICStudio downhill team and also the Abetone Ancillotti Vittoria enduro pro team. The tires will also make their first Whoop World Series Downhill MTB appearance this weekend in Fort William, as the world's best downhill mountain bike riders head to Scotland for Round One at the iconic downhill venue.

We've tested many of the Vittoria range here at Bike Perfect, and the Mostro joins the brand's other models like the Vittoria Mazza, the Mezcal, and the Barzo, that have been highly rated by our test team.

The Vittoria Mostro tire on downhill bike

The Commençal ICStudio downhill team have tested and added input on design for the Mostro tire (Image credit: Vittoria)

All-new tread design

Both versions of the Mostro are claimed to boast a groundbreaking tread design engineered to deliver speed and control. They feature a new V-formation tread pattern with are alternating mid and center lugs with pronounced trailing edges, aimed to give stability on a variety of surfaces and enhanced braking stability.

The tread profile has a "progressive siping and surface-stepped technology" which apparently enhances traction and cornering, and will deliver rapid acceleration. 

Mostro Enduro Race and Mostro Enduro also use Vitorria's tubeless-ready technology with a foldable bead for easy inflation and dependable air retention. 

The Vittoria Mostro tire tread close-up view

The Mostro has a new tread pattern with alternating mid and center lugs (Image credit: Vittoria)

Mostro Enduro Race

Mostro Race is engineered using Vittoria's new Race Formulation technology – which is a single, soft rubber compound powered by Graphene and Silica, adding to the claimed speed and grip performance. It is applied on a 60 TPI multi-layer casing and is claimed to have race-tuned durability and abrasion resistance. 

Additional puncture protection is provided by a bead-to-bead Reinforcement Layer placed in the lower part of the casing, and an anti-puncture belt in the upper part of the casing. They also have a Sidewall Stability Insert to protect the tire from rim strikes and give additional sidewall support.

The Vittoria Mostro tire being fitted on wheel

The new a Sidewall Stability Insert helps protect the Mostro from rim strikes and gives added sidewall support (Image credit: Vittoria)

Mostro Enduro

Mostro Enduro uses an advanced 4Compound technology featuring four optimized rubber compounds designed to give what they say is "an unmatched blend of speed, grip, and durability". This model has a 2-ply 120 TPI nylon casing for resistance to abrasion and punctures. It also features the same Sidewall Stability Insert feature as the Enduro Race version.

The Vittoria Mostro tire being ridden on downhill bike

The Vittoria Mostro will debut in Fort William this weekend at Round One of the Downhill World Series  (Image credit: Vittoria)

Pricing and availability

Currently, only the Mostro Enduro Race and Mostro Enduro are available to purchase in the 29x2.4 sizing priced at $TBC / £TBC / €72.95 for the Race and $TBC / £TBC / €68.95 for the Enduro. Both models come in Black walls only.

The other versions and sizes drip feed out later in the year (November) and the full range will be available in January 2025 all with the same pricing. If you will be attending the Fort William World Cup this weekend then Vittoria will have the Mostro on display at its stand. 

Mostro Enduro Race and Mostro Enduro spec chart

Spec chart for the Vittoria Mostro tire range

(Image credit: Vittoria)
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm