Tires Reviews and News


Tubeless tire dos and don’ts


Road tubeless tires and wheels are becoming increasingly popular, but they’re still not perfect. Here are some tips to avoid the most common set-up pitfalls.

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New Maxxis tubeless ready road and gravel tires


Ditch the inner tube with new Maxxis tubeless ready road/gravel tires, available in a variety of sizes and puncture protection systems.

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Testing Mavic’s road tubeless wheels and tires


Road tubeless tires have been around for a while, but have yet to become widely adopted. Mavic is hoping to change that with the recent release of a complete line of UST tubeless wheels and tires.

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Hutchinson rolls out ElevenSTORM


Hutchinson has rolled out a new tire compound called ElevenSTORM that it is billing as a true game changer. It’s being utilized on three models that are designed to handle race day, all around riding, and wet conditions.

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Pirelli launches PZero Velo tire line


This new line-up of road tires will include three options — road race, time trial, and all-season.

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WTB Resolute brings all-weather performance to gravel market


Gravel tires have to do it all, from punching through slop to rolling fast. There aren’t a lot of tires on the market that meet this mark, but WTB thinks they’ve done it with the new Resolute.

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Pirelli launching PZero Velo tire line


Famed tire maker Pirelli is returning to cycling with a range of high performance tires designed for road bikes. The line will be on the market starting in September.

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WTB Byway tire increases road plus options


WTB introduced the concept of road plus last year. Now, they’re expanding the line to include a more dirt worthy option. Meet the Byway.

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How To: Pick the right tire pressure for you and your bike


What’s the right tire pressure? Used to be that you simply pumped your 23c tires to 120psi, and let a bit out if it rained. But in this age of wider tires, wider rims, different styles of riding, there’s more to consider.

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Finding the breaking point (with Vittoria Tires)


What’s the best way to test new gravel road tires? Ride the sh*t out of them at one of America’s hardest gravel road races. And that’s just what we did with the new Vittoria Terreno gravel/cyclocross line-up of tubeless ready rubber.

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WTB Exposure tire now available in 32mm option


Enjoy taking the road less traveled? So do the folks at WTB. That’s why their latest tire is designed to tackle a wide variety of road (and off-road) surfaces.

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Kenda to sponsor Sho-Air TWENTY20 team


Kenda has announced it will sponsor the Sho Air TWENTY20 women’s pro cycling team in 2017, providing a full spectrum of tires for training and racing, including the new Valkyrie Pro.

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Kenda Valkyrie, Flintridge Pro, and Kwick Journey tires


The Valkyrie is billed as Kenda’s highest performance road tire to date. Find out why, plus RoadBikeReview takes a look at the new Kenda Flintridge Pro and Kwick Journey.

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7 Best Gravel Road Tires


Over the course of a year, RoadBikeReview tested 23 different tubeless gravel tire models. Here are our awards for the best tubeless gravel tires in a variety of categories.

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Best gravel road tires tested – part 3


As with mountain bike tires, gravel road tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences. Here is part 3 of our test of the best off-the-beaten-path tires on the market

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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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RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed articles of 2016


The last 12 months have been tough for celebrities, musicians, and democrats, but it’s been an awesome year for bike geeks.

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How to install tubeless cyclocross tires


For racing cyclocross nothing beats the supple feel of tubular tires. But for many amateur riders the hassle of gluing tires — and then being locked into one tread choice — isn’t worth the small performance gains. Enter tubeless set-ups.

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Michelin Power Competition tire review


Offering great all-around performance at a reasonable price, the Power Competitions roll fast, offer great grip, and surpass the competition.

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How to: Select the right cyclocross tire


Because tires are one of the fastest, easiest, and least expensive ways to upgrade your bike, consider investing in a couple different sets and experimenting with different setups on different courses to find what works best for you.

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WTB Riddler tubeless gravel tire review


Great option from WTB with quick gravel riding in mind, this tire is at home at a gravel race or on a bike that sees a mixture of trails, dirt roads, and tarmac.

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How To: Inflate a bicycle tire


Pumping up the tires on your bike is a pretty basic skill. But like any skill, you need someone to show you how to do it the first time. So if you don’t know, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place.

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Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR tubeless gravel tire review


One of the most difficult decisions gravel riders make is trying to balance puncture resistance with a competitive weight. Find out how well the new Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR do at splitting this critical difference.

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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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