Tires Reviews and News


Review: Vittoria Cross XL Pro TNT cyclocross tire

Tubeless ready cyclocross mud tire a solid performer in varied conditions.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week we pay homage to the coming winter months and focus primarily on gear designed to keep you pedaling even when it’s snowy and cold out. Coming soon we’ll have reviews on mud tires from Vittoria, Michelin, and Vee, Lake winter boots, a Bell helmet, and more.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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Road Tubeless Tires: Yea or Nay?

We weigh the pros and cons of ditching your standard tubed clincher tire set-up for a tubeless system.

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How-to: Install road tubeless tires

Eliminate pinch flats and run lower pressure for decreased rolling resistance and increased traction and cornering grip.

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Hot Wheels: 6 new road wheels that reveal top trends

Three words sum up the current direction of road bike wheel technology: wide, tubeless, disc. Nearly every wheel maker is showing off new wares that piggyback the growing trend toward disc-equipped go-anywhere road bikes.

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Interbike: Michelin rolls out puncture resistant 28c tire

Add the giant tire maker to the growing number of companies offering gravel road riding specific product.

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Contest: Mavic Limited Edition Ksyrium 125 Wheel-Tire System

Mavic is giving away a set of their all new Limited Edition Ksyrium 125 Wheel-Tire System! For your chance to win just enter your name and email. Good luck!

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Seven road (and off-road) tires spotted at Sea Otter

The definition of what road bikes are capable of is rapidly changing, and that means tire changes, too.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Kountach Endurance and Kommando X Pro Tires 2014

Kenda Tire Road and Cyclocross Marketing Manager Ben Anderson is on deck with RBR to talk about two new tires from the crew.

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Challenge unveils Grifo Race clincher, hints at new gravel and fat bike tires, colors

Take a look at some of the new production and prototype tires developed by Challenge Tires.

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Maxxis jumps into the cyclocross tubeless ring with its Mud Wrestler tubeless ready tire

A first-hand look at Maxxis’ first tubeless cyclocross tire, the 700x33c Mud Wrestler, at Frostbike 2014.

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Clement Cycling’s X’Plor USH and MSO tires aim to serve up gravel and dirt adventures

Clement seems to have become the default tire option for gravel bikes, and for good reason due to the six different variations of two gravel-oriented treads.

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WTB announces new gravel specific Nano 40c tire

WTB develops new gravel grinder specific tire with the help of ultra endurance athlete Jay Petervary, Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles, and Sean Walling of Soulcraft. Not a cross tire!

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Sneak Peek: Challenge Chicane Tubular Tires

The Chicane is designed to be a “no-compromises tread pattern, which inspires confidence in loose corners but accelerates rapidly in straightaways.

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Video: Klaas Vantornout’s Dugast Tubular Tires Quiver

Find out what tires and tire pressure the reigning Belgium national cyclocross champion runs. You’ll be amazed at how low he’ll go — and what he pays for all that rubber.

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Kenda Launches Kommando X Cyclocross Tire, an Updated Kommando Tubeless Clincher Aimed at UCI Racers

The updated tubeless-ready clincher is Kenda’s first tubeless cyclocross tire aimed squarely at replacing the tubular in UCI races.

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WTB’s Cross Wolf Tire Takes a ChrisCross Path to Tubeless

WTB is a late entrant into the tubeless world, but it’s going all-in by expanding into the area of cyclocross. By our count, it becomes at least the seventh company to fully embrace cyclocross tubeless.

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Challenge Tires New Team Edition Cotton Cyclocross Tubulars

Previously, you had to be a top pro to ride Challenge Tire’s best handmade tubular tires. But Challenge has just announced that their Limus and Grifo Team Edition tires are now available to all cross riders and racers.

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Hutchinson Sector 28 and Fusion 3 Road Tubeless Tires

Check out two new tires from Hutchinson. The Sector 28 is a 28mm road tubeless tire that is made for the gravel grinder type rider. The popular Fusion tires are now available in a wider 25mm width and will come in both tubeless and tubed versions.

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Michelin Pro 4 Comp and Pro 4 Tubular Tires

Michelin has long been known for quality tires and their new products continue that tradition. The Pro 4 Comp and Pro 4 Tubular tires are featured here. Rudy from Michelin France shows us some of the highlights of the all new for 2013 Pro 4 Comp and Pro 4 Tubular tires. Michelin Pro 4 Comp […]

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Featured User Review: Hutchinson Intensive Road Tubeless Tire

Featured User Review: Hutchinson Intensive Road Tubeless Tire by dekindy MSRP Price: $100.00 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Strengths: Good ride, durable, and easy to mount and inflate if you follow the proper technique. Primary reason I switched is the stiffer sidewalk and lower possibility of tire coming off the […]

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Hutchinson Debuts New Road Tubeless Tire Options – Galactik and Intensive 28

Hutchinson, leader of road tubeless tires, will be adding two new tire options to their lineup later this year. In addition to the Atom, Fusion 3, and Intensive, Hutchinson will be adding a tire at the both ends of their current offerings. First is the Intensive 28, a tire that was originally developed for use […]

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ENVE Shows off 3.4, 6.7 clinchers, and 8.9 Tubular Wheelsets

Jason Schiers showed us what’s new from ENVE Composites when we met with him at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Ogden, Utah based company has been busy, releasing two new clinchers this past month, the 3.4 and 6.7 SES wheelsets. The 3.4 Clincher is available now at all ENVE dealers, with the 6.7 expected […]

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