Tires Reviews and News


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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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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