Tires Reviews and News


WTB expands road bike tire category with the new Exposure

New endurance/gravel tire from WTB comes in 700×30 and 700×34 sizes and is designed to strike a balance between fast pavement riding and all terrain capability.

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Vittoria Corsa G+ Open clincher tire review

Vittoria’s Corsa G+ Open Clincher delivers top level performance, traction, and aerodynamics — and since it’s not a tubular, the Corsa is much more user-friendly, allowing you to fix the flat (or two) that you’ll inevitably get.

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Best gravel road tires tested – part 2

As with mountain bike tires, gravel road tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences. Here is part 2 of our test of the best off-the-beaten-path tires on the market.

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Best gravel road tires tested – part 1

As with mountain bike tires, gravel road tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences. Here is part 1 of our test of the best off-the-beaten-path tires on the market.

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Three new tires for Gravel Grinding

Enjoy taking your road bike off road? Here are three new tires designed to take the abuse and still roll fast.

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Panaracer’s new EVO3 road tubeless and Gravelking SK semi-knob, skinwall tires

New road tubeless options from Panaracer and some cool semi-knob, skinwall gravel tires are the highlights for 2016.

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Challenge Team Edition S cyclocross tubulars revamped

Working in conjunction with its stable of sponsored elite athletes, Challenge has developed a new Team Edition S tubular tire line.

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New Michelin Power tires truly faster than predecessor

After putting its new tires through their paces at a small press event in Austin, Texas, Michelin invited us to its North American headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, to do some legitimate numbers-based testing. Click through to see the results.

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Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ tire review

It’s always a pleasant surprise to see this level of performance and durability in a training tire, especially at this price point.

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WTB Riddler 700c tires grow to 37mm and 45mm

New wider Riddler tires feature a fast rolling tread pattern consisting of a supportive, tightly spaced centerline to minimize rolling resistance, and tall outer knobs provide traction while cornering.

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WTB launches 650x47mm Horizon Road Plus tire

New rubber will make its official coming out at the upcoming North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, California, on bikes from Hunter and Soulcraft.

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Michelin Power Competition Tire first ride review

French tire maker claims 10-watt gain compared to predecessor Pro4 — and given existing test data there was a lot of room for improvement.

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Michelin introduces new Power road tire line

Development focus was placed primarily on rolling resistance, grip and resistance to puncture, along with ensuring even longer tire life than predecessor products.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 road gear of the year

Here’s a look at some of the road cycling products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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How To: Select the right road tire for your needs

TPI, tubeless compatibility, width, and compound make-up are just some of the key considerations when selecting the right road tires for your needs.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For Hard Core Racers

Does the cyclist in your life sport freshly shorn legs on a regular basis? Do their tan lines qualify as epic? If so, these are definitely the gifts you’re looking for.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Specialized’s Tarmac Di2 Disc road, Michelin 28c Endurance tires, Mavic Cosmic Ultimate II shoes, and the Suunto Ambit GPS watch are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Round up: Hot wheels and traction-enhancing tires for 2016

No. 1 upgrade for your road bike? Hard to argue with benefits of a new set of high-zoot wheels. Lower rotational weight means a faster you going down the road. Most cost effective upgrade? Hard to argue with new tires.

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First Look: Vee Apache Chief tubeless-ready road tire

All around tire utilizes Synthesis technology, a specially woven lightweight tissue located on the sidewall. The end result, claims Vee, is an all-around tubeless-ready tire that rolls well, is durable, and is highly puncture resistant.

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Vittoria Interbike 2015

Vittoria runs us through the features of the all new Corsa, aka the fastest road tire ever made.

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How To: Choose road cycling tires

No one piece of equipment on your bike is more important and no one piece receives more abuse than your tires. So don’t just slap the deal of the week on there and call it good. Instead learn how to choose the right road tire to fit your needs.

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Schwalbe claims tubeless tires are future of road cycling

German manufacturer launches new Pro One “Tubeless Easy” tire, saying it’s lighter than old Schwalbe One tubeless tire and faster than all its other tires.

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How To: Use A CO2 cartridge to fix a flat tire

There’s nothing wrong with the traditional frame pump, but in terms of saving weight (not to mention time) the CO2 cartridge inflator is a superior option when it comes to fixing mid-ride flats. The downside is that if you get it wrong – and only have one cartridge – you may just have to call for a ride. To avoid that ignominious outcome, here’s a primer on proper CO2 cartridge usage.

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Review: Vittoria Cross XL Pro TNT cyclocross tire

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

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