Road Bike tyres
Since the arrival of tyres in the 1890s as we know them, tyres have evolved well.
Today there are three types of tyres:
tyres (sewn on the tube) long reserved for competition, which bring many advantages in terms of efficiency, comfort, flexibility and weight. They are typically more expensive than other tyres and require extra spare tubulars, which are larger than the inner tubes, to be taken with you as it's difficult to repair a tubular along the roadside.
tyres, which are the most prevalent on road bikes. They consist of a casing of fabric and rubber, as well as suspension bars that give the tyre its circular shape and allow it to fit the rim of a tread.
There are tyres with stiff or soft casings. The latter is more comfortable thanks to better shock absorption.
Tyres exist in many sections: the 23mm section is the most widespread in training or competition, but the current trend is leaning towards tyres with a 25mm cross section which, according to the results of different tests, have a better performance than the 23mm cross-section tyre.
In the event of a puncture, it's sufficient to repair or replace the inner tube which is housed inside the tyre.
are tyres without inner tubes, which were long reserved for mountain bikers. However, they're starting to equip more and more road bikes.
The wheels must be compatible with tubeless tyres.
These tyres offer many advantages: comfort, good performance and the best resistance to punctures thanks to a preventive product that is inserted into the tyre when it's mounted and which fills the perforations up to 5 mm.
Note that the Tubeless Ready tyres make it possible to integrate an inner tube, offering an even better protection against punctures.
Many criteria are to be considered in choosing a tyre according to the priorities you've set: performance, adhesion and safety, comfort, puncture resistance, lightness, durability...
The choice is all the more difficult as tyre brands constantly improve the technical performance of their products.
To help you choose from more than 180 models of tyres on Alltricks, we give you each model's technical specifications.