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  • Clincher tyre 265
  • Folding tyre 421
  • Indoor training tyre 5
  • Tubeless tyre 1
  • Tubular tyre 9
  • Winter tyres 25

Wheel Size in inches

  • 29+ 2
  • 29 96
  • 28 238
  • 27,5 187
  • 27 3
  • 26 108
  • 24 18
  • 22 3
  • 20 24
  • 18 4
  • 16 2
  • 14 4
  • 12 5
  • Fatbike 26 1
  • 27.5+" 6

Tire width in mm

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Features

  • Light puncture protection 32
  • no specifics 102
  • Puncture protection 212
  • Reflective stripes 119
  • Self-adhesive 36
  • Skin/tan wall 13
  • Studded 11
  • Tubeless-Ready 192
  • Whitewall 4
  • Wide Trail Carcass 14
  • With dynamo running tread 1
  • With valve recess 33

Series

  • Continental Competition 1
  • Continental Contact 34
  • Continental Country 2
  • Continental Cross King 12
  • Continental Der Baron 3
  • Continental Der Kaiser 1
  • Continental Double Fighter 4
  • Continental Gator 6
  • Continental Giro 1
  • Continental Grand Prix 8
  • Continental Hometrainer 3
  • Continental King 1
  • Continental Mountain King 4
  • Continental Mud King 3
  • Continental Race King 13
  • Continental Ride 24
  • Continental Speed King 3
  • Continental Speed King CX 1
  • Continental Sprinter 2
  • Continental Super Sport Plus 3
  • Continental Terra Speed 5
  • Continental Terra Trail 1
  • Continental Trail King 6
  • Continental Ultra Sport III 4
  • Continental Urban 1
  • Continental Vapor 1
  • CULT Vans 9
  • Maxxis Aggressor 4
  • Maxxis Ardent 15
  • Maxxis Aspen 1
  • Maxxis Assegai 12
  • Maxxis Creepy Crawler 1
  • Maxxis CrossMark 5
  • Maxxis Detonator 1
  • Maxxis Dissector 5
  • Maxxis DTH 7
  • Maxxis Forekaster 3
  • Maxxis Grifter 4
  • Maxxis High Roller 16
  • Maxxis HolyRoller 3
  • Maxxis HookWorm 4
  • Maxxis Ikon 12
  • Maxxis Minion 54
  • Maxxis M-Tread 1
  • Maxxis Overdrive 2
  • Maxxis Padrone 1
  • Maxxis Rambler 7
  • Maxxis Receptor 2
  • Maxxis Re-Fuse 4
  • Maxxis Rekon 8
  • Maxxis Shorty 5
  • Maxxis Torch 3
  • Maxxis Velocita 3
  • Maxxis WetScream 1
  • Michelin City 1
  • Michelin Country 2
  • Michelin Force 4
  • Michelin Lithion 2
  • Michelin Power 6
  • Michelin Pro4 2
  • Michelin Protek 3
  • Michelin Wild 2
  • Michelin World Tour 3
  • Panaracer Gravelking 13
  • Panaracer Pasela 3
  • Panaracer Race 3
  • Panaracer Regacross 1
  • Panaracer Ribmo 1
  • Pirelli Cycl-e DT 4
  • Pirelli Cycl-e GT 2
  • Pirelli Cycl-e WT 2
  • Pirelli Cycl-e XT 6
  • Pirelli P ZERO 3
  • Pirelli Scorpion 7
  • Ritchey Comp 1
  • Ritchey Pro 4
  • Schwalbe Big Apple 2
  • Schwalbe Big Betty 1
  • Schwalbe CX 3
  • Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 3
  • Schwalbe Dirty Dan 3
  • Schwalbe Eddy Current 1
  • Schwalbe Energizer Plus 3
  • Schwalbe G-One 22
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf 7
  • Schwalbe HS 1
  • Schwalbe Hurricane 1
  • Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 6
  • Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 2
  • Schwalbe Kojak 4
  • Schwalbe Land Cruiser 2
  • Schwalbe Little Joe 1
  • Schwalbe Mad Mike 1
  • Schwalbe Magic Mary 9
  • Schwalbe Marathon 14
  • Schwalbe Marathon GT 2
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus 17
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 1
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic 3
  • Schwalbe One 4
  • Schwalbe Pick-Up 1
  • Schwalbe Procore 1
  • Schwalbe Pro One 11
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph 1
  • Schwalbe Racing Ray 4
  • Schwalbe Rightrun 9
  • Schwalbe Road Cruiser 6
  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron 6
  • Schwalbe Rock Razor 1
  • Schwalbe Smart Sam 6
  • Schwalbe Speedair 3
  • Schwalbe Super Moto-X 4
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt 1
  • Schwalbe Tough Tom 1
  • Schwalbe Winter 4
  • Schwalbe X-ONE 2
  • SKS Worx 1
  • Vittoria Corsa 2
  • Vittoria Corsa Control 1
  • Vittoria E-Barzo 1
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro 1
  • WTB ByWay 1
  • WTB Cross Boss 2
  • WTB Exposure 2
  • WTB Horizon 3
  • WTB Nano 3
  • WTB Raddler 5
  • WTB Resolute 1
  • WTB Riddler 3
  • WTB ThickSlick 3
  • WTB Venture 5
  • WTB Vigilante 1
  • ZIPP 303 1
  • Zipp 3Zero Moto 1
  • Zipp Knurled 3
  • ZIPP Silca 1
  • ZIPP Tangente 4

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Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding Tyre 27.5" DualC TR EXO
Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding Tyre 27.5" DualC TR EXO
Maxxis
Minion DHR II Folding Tyre 27.5" DualC TR EXO
£47.99 £39.99
- 17 %
  • Versions: 58-584 | 27,5x2,3061-584 | 27,5x2,40
Continental GrandPrix 5000 Tubeless Folding Tyre 650x28B black/black skin
Continental GrandPrix 5000 Tubeless Folding Tyre 650x28B black/black skin black/black skin
Continental
GrandPrix 5000 Tubeless Folding Tyre 650x28B black/black skin
£65.99 £45.99
- 30 %
  • Versions: 28-584 | 650x28B
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 12x1/2x2 1/4" black/black
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 12x1/2x2 1/4" black/black black/black
Continental
Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 12x1/2x2 1/4" black/black
£11.99 £9.99
- 17 %
  • Versions: 62-203 | 12x1/2x2 1/4
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" Reflex black/black
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" Reflex black/black black/black
Continental
Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" Reflex black/black
£19.99
  • Versions: 37-622 | 28x1 3/8x1 5/8
Continental Ultra Sport III Performance Clincher Tyre 700x23C black/black
Continental Ultra Sport III Performance Clincher Tyre 700x23C black/black black/black
Continental
Ultra Sport III Performance Clincher Tyre 700x23C black/black
£17.99
  • Versions: 23-622 | 700x23c
Michelin WorldTour Clincher Tyre 35-622 / 700x35C black
Michelin WorldTour Clincher Tyre 35-622 / 700x35C black black
Michelin
WorldTour Clincher Tyre 35-622 / 700x35C black
£13.99
  • Versions: 35-622 | 700x35C
SCHWALBE Energizer Plus Tour Performance Clincher Tyre 28x1.40" GreenGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black
SCHWALBE Energizer Plus Tour Performance Clincher Tyre 28x1.40" GreenGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black black
SCHWALBE
Energizer Plus Tour Performance Clincher Tyre 28x1.40" GreenGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black
£26.99
  • Versions: 37-622 | 28x1,40"
SCHWALBE Energizer Plus Tour Performance Clincher Tyre 28x1.75" GreenGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black
SCHWALBE Energizer Plus Tour Performance Clincher Tyre 28x1.75" GreenGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black black
SCHWALBE
Energizer Plus Tour Performance Clincher Tyre 28x1.75" GreenGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black
£26.99
  • Versions: 47-622 | 28x1,75"
Continental Super Sport Plus Clincher Tyre 28-622 black
Continental Super Sport Plus Clincher Tyre 28-622 black black
Continental
Super Sport Plus Clincher Tyre 28-622 black
£22.99 £20.99
  • Versions: 28-622 | 700x28c
Continental Grand Prix Clincher Tyre 28"
Continental Grand Prix Clincher Tyre 28"
Continental
Grand Prix Clincher Tyre 28"
£30.99
  • Versions: 23-622 | 700x23c25-622 | 700x25c
Pirelli Cycl-e GT Clincher Tyre 26x2.10" black
Pirelli Cycl-e GT Clincher Tyre 26x2.10" black black
Pirelli
Cycl-e GT Clincher Tyre 26x2.10" black
£34.99 £16.99
- 51 %
  • Versions: 54-559 | 26x2,10"
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 24x1.75" Reflex black/black
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 24x1.75" Reflex black/black black/black
Continental
Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 24x1.75" Reflex black/black
£13.99
  • Versions: 47-507 | 24x1,75
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 26x1.75" black
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 26x1.75" black black
Continental
Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 26x1.75" black
£18.99 £16.99
- 11 %
  • Versions: 47-559 | 26x1,75
SCHWALBE Marathon Plus Clincher Tyre Performance 20" black-reflex
SCHWALBE Marathon Plus Clincher Tyre Performance 20" black-reflex black-reflex
SCHWALBE
Marathon Plus Clincher Tyre Performance 20" black-reflex
£36.99
  • Versions: 47-406 | 20x1,75"
Continental Super Sport Plus Clincher Tyre 700x23C black
Continental Super Sport Plus Clincher Tyre 700x23C black black
Continental
Super Sport Plus Clincher Tyre 700x23C black
£22.99 £20.99
  • Versions: 23-622 | 700x23c
Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding Tyre 700x28C black
Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding Tyre 700x28C black black
Vittoria
Rubino Pro Folding Tyre 700x28C black
£35.99 £31.99
- 11 %
  • Versions: 28-622 | 700x28
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" creme/creme
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" creme/creme creme/creme
Continental
Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" creme/creme
£17.99 £11.99
- 33 %
  • Versions: 37-622 | 28x1 3/8x1 5/8
Maxxis HolyRoller Clincher Tyre 24x2.40" MaxxPro
Maxxis HolyRoller Clincher Tyre 24x2.40" MaxxPro
Maxxis
HolyRoller Clincher Tyre 24x2.40" MaxxPro
£30.99
  • Versions: 55-507 | 24x2.40
Continental Contact Plus Clincher Tyre SafetyPlus Breaker 28" Reflex
Continental Contact Plus Clincher Tyre SafetyPlus Breaker 28" Reflex
Continental
Contact Plus Clincher Tyre SafetyPlus Breaker 28" Reflex
£33.99 From £20.99
- 38 %
  • Available in many sizes!
Continental AT RIDE Clincher Tyre 28x1.60" Reflective Skin black/black
Continental AT RIDE Clincher Tyre 28x1.60" Reflective Skin black/black black/black
Continental
AT RIDE Clincher Tyre 28x1.60" Reflective Skin black/black
£18.99
  • Versions: 42-622 | 28x1,6
Continental Ultra Sport III Performance Clincher Tyre 700x32C black/black
Continental Ultra Sport III Performance Clincher Tyre 700x32C black/black black/black
Continental
Ultra Sport III Performance Clincher Tyre 700x32C black/black
£17.99
  • Versions: 32-622 | 700x32C
SCHWALBE Marathon Almotion Evolution Folding Tyre 28x1.50" V-Guard E-25 Addix reflex
SCHWALBE Marathon Almotion Evolution Folding Tyre 28x1.50" V-Guard E-25 Addix reflex reflex
SCHWALBE
Marathon Almotion Evolution Folding Tyre 28x1.50" V-Guard E-25 Addix reflex
£47.99
  • Versions: 40-622 | 28x1,50"
Maxxis DTH Clincher Tyre 26x2.30" MaxxPro EXO Tanwall black/light brown
Maxxis DTH Clincher Tyre 26x2.30" MaxxPro EXO Tanwall black/light brown black/light brown
Maxxis
DTH Clincher Tyre 26x2.30" MaxxPro EXO Tanwall black/light brown
£32.99
  • Versions: 55/58-559 | 26x2,30"
Maxxis Ikon Folding Tyre 29x2.20" Dual EXO TR Tanwall black/light brown
Maxxis Ikon Folding Tyre 29x2.20" Dual EXO TR Tanwall black/light brown black/light brown
Maxxis
Ikon Folding Tyre 29x2.20" Dual EXO TR Tanwall black/light brown
£51.99 £38.99
- 25 %
  • Versions: 57-622 | 29x2,20"
Continental Contact Urban Clincher Tyre 37-622 | 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" Reflex E-50 SPro black/black
Continental Contact Urban Clincher Tyre 37-622 | 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" Reflex E-50 SPro black/black black/black
Continental
Contact Urban Clincher Tyre 37-622 | 28x1 3/8x1 5/8" Reflex E-50 SPro black/black
£26.99
  • Versions: 37-622 | 28x1 3/8x1 5/8"
SCHWALBE Delta Cruiser Active K-Guard Clincher Tyre 26"
SCHWALBE Delta Cruiser Active K-Guard Clincher Tyre 26"
SCHWALBE
Delta Cruiser Active K-Guard Clincher Tyre 26"
£16.99 £14.99
- 12 %
  • Versions: 37-590 | 26x1 3/8 650x35A
Continental TopContact II Folding Tyre 26x2.00" Reflex E-50 black
Continental TopContact II Folding Tyre 26x2.00" Reflex E-50 black black
Continental
TopContact II Folding Tyre 26x2.00" Reflex E-50 black
£47.99 £42.99
- 10 %
  • Versions: 50-559 | 26x2,00"
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 27x1 1/4" Reflex black/black
Continental Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 27x1 1/4" Reflex black/black black/black
Continental
Ride Tour Clincher Tyre 27x1 1/4" Reflex black/black
£18.99 £17.99
  • Versions: 32-630 | 27x1 1/4
Maxxis Ardent Folding Tyre 29" DualC TR EXO black
Maxxis Ardent Folding Tyre 29" DualC TR EXO black black
Maxxis
Ardent Folding Tyre 29" DualC TR EXO black
£47.99 £41.49
- 14 %
  • Versions: 57-622 | 29x2.2562-622 | 29x2.40
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season Folding Tyre 26-622
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season Folding Tyre 26-622
Continental
Grand Prix 4-Season Folding Tyre 26-622
£52.99
  • Versions: 25-622 | 700x25c
Continental Giro Tubular Tyre 28" black/transparent skin
Continental Giro Tubular Tyre 28" black/transparent skin black/transparent skin
Continental
Giro Tubular Tyre 28" black/transparent skin
£29.99 £26.99
- 10 %
  • Versions: 22-622 | 700x22c
Continental Grand Prix Clincher Tyre 28-622
Continental Grand Prix Clincher Tyre 28-622
Continental
Grand Prix Clincher Tyre 28-622
£30.99
  • Versions: 28-622 | 700x28c
Maxxis DTH Clincher Tyre
Maxxis DTH Clincher Tyre
Maxxis
DTH Clincher Tyre
£30.99 £22.99
- 26 %
  • Versions: 58-559 | 26x2.30
Continental Double Fighter III Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.00" black
Continental Double Fighter III Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.00" black black
Continental
Double Fighter III Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.00" black
£16.99
  • Versions: 50-584 | 27,5x2.0
SCHWALBE Delta Cruiser Active K-Guard Clincher Tyre 26" black/white
SCHWALBE Delta Cruiser Active K-Guard Clincher Tyre 26" black/white black/white
SCHWALBE
Delta Cruiser Active K-Guard Clincher Tyre 26" black/white
£16.99
  • Versions: 37-590 | 26x1 3/8
Continental Double Fighter III Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.00" Reflex black
Continental Double Fighter III Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.00" Reflex black black
Continental
Double Fighter III Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.00" Reflex black
£17.99 £15.99
- 11 %
  • Versions: 50-584 | 27,5x2.0
SCHWALBE Thunder Burt Super Ground Evolution Folding Tyre 29x2.10" TLE E-25 Addix Speed black
SCHWALBE Thunder Burt Super Ground Evolution Folding Tyre 29x2.10" TLE E-25 Addix Speed black black
SCHWALBE
Thunder Burt Super Ground Evolution Folding Tyre 29x2.10" TLE E-25 Addix Speed black
£54.99 £47.99
- 13 %
  • Versions: 54-622 | 29x2,10"
Maxxis Ikon Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.20" MPC black
Maxxis Ikon Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.20" MPC black black
Maxxis
Ikon Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.20" MPC black
£23.99 £17.99
- 25 %
  • Versions: 56-584 | 27,5x2,20"
Elite Coperton Turbo Trainer Tyre 28" red
Elite Coperton Turbo Trainer Tyre 28" red red
Elite
Coperton Turbo Trainer Tyre 28" red
£32.99 £26.99
- 18 %
  • Versions: 25-622 | 700x25c
Continental Race King II Performance 2.2 Folding Tyre 26" black
Continental Race King II Performance 2.2 Folding Tyre 26" black black
Continental
Race King II Performance 2.2 Folding Tyre 26" black
£28.99
  • Versions: 55-559 | 26x2,2"
SCHWALBE Marathon Clincher Tyre GreenGuard E-25 SpeedGrip Reflex 28x1.10" black
SCHWALBE Marathon Clincher Tyre GreenGuard E-25 SpeedGrip Reflex 28x1.10" black black
SCHWALBE
Marathon Clincher Tyre GreenGuard E-25 SpeedGrip Reflex 28x1.10" black
£26.99
  • Versions: 28-622 | 28x1,10"
Maxxis Ikon Clincher Tyre 29x2.20" MPC black
Maxxis Ikon Clincher Tyre 29x2.20" MPC black black
Maxxis
Ikon Clincher Tyre 29x2.20" MPC black
£23.99 £17.99
- 25 %
  • Versions: 57-622 | 29x2,20"
Continental Contact Speed Clincher Tyre Double SafetySystem Breaker 20" Reflex
Continental Contact Speed Clincher Tyre Double SafetySystem Breaker 20" Reflex
Continental
Contact Speed Clincher Tyre Double SafetySystem Breaker 20" Reflex
£16.99
  • Versions: 28-406 | 20x1,10
Maxxis Ardent Clincher Tyre 29x2.25" MPC black
Maxxis Ardent Clincher Tyre 29x2.25" MPC black black
Maxxis
Ardent Clincher Tyre 29x2.25" MPC black
£23.99
  • Versions: 57-622 | 29x2,25"
Maxxis Ardent Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.40" EXO MPC black
Maxxis Ardent Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.40" EXO MPC black black
Maxxis
Ardent Clincher Tyre 27.5x2.40" EXO MPC black
£30.99
  • Versions: 61-584 | 27,5x2,40"
SCHWALBE Marathon E-Plus Perform Clincher Tyre 28x1.40" Smart DualGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black
SCHWALBE Marathon E-Plus Perform Clincher Tyre 28x1.40" Smart DualGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black black
SCHWALBE
Marathon E-Plus Perform Clincher Tyre 28x1.40" Smart DualGuard E-50 Addix E Reflex black
£39.99
  • Versions: 37-622 | 28x1,40"
Continental Terra Speed ProTection Folding Tyre TLR 28x1.50" black/cream skin
Continental Terra Speed ProTection Folding Tyre TLR 28x1.50" black/cream skin black/cream skin
Continental
Terra Speed ProTection Folding Tyre TLR 28x1.50" black/cream skin
£50.99
  • Versions: 40-622 | 28x1,50"
Maxxis DTH Folding Tyre 26x2.15" black
Maxxis DTH Folding Tyre 26x2.15" black black
Maxxis
DTH Folding Tyre 26x2.15" black
£34.99 £25.99
- 26 %
  • Versions: 52/54-559 | 26x2,15"

Best bike tyres | Online cycling shop Bikester.co.uk

When it comes to finding the right bike tyre, cyclists have a tough decision to make: should they prioritise rolling resistance, traction, weight or puncture protection? All of these factors can lead to very different riding behaviour.

The differences are hidden in the details and should be adapted to the individual needs of each rider. For example, trekking bikers require tyres with low rolling resistance and optimum safety. On the other hand, racing cyclists need the right balance of high grip, cornering and light weight. In short, finding the best tyre for you isn’t easy, which is why Continental, Schwalbe, Mavic et al. offer special tyres for every application. However, only you yourself can decide whether a tyre is right for you.

Bicycle tyres

Tyre construction

A bicycle tyre consists of three different components: the carcass, the bead core and the tread. The bead core is made of steel wire and acts as a stiffening element for a secure fit of the tyre on the rim. Only in the case of folding tyres is the bead core flexible.

The carcass is made from nylon and contains up to 120 threads per inch to ensure a firm grip and easy rolling. The value of TPI (Threads per Inch) or EPI (Ends per Inch) indicates how many steel threads per inch of fabric were used. A value of 120 promises the best running properties for a bicycle tyre, but the many thin nylon threads also increase its susceptibility to punctures. The optimum is either 50 or 67 TPI.

The tread is applied to the carcass. This consists of textile and rubber given its profile during vulcanisation in the furnace. In order to minimise the risk of a puncture, many manufacturers offer puncture protection inserts in their tyres. However, since this additional layer is also associated with a higher weight of the tyre, puncture pads are usually left out of racing bike tyres.

Rubber mixtures

The exact rubber mixture is also important as it affects the running resistance, durability, adhesion to the substrate and the wear of the profile. Manufacturers i.e. SCHWALBE, Continental, try to produce the optimal tyre with different mixes for every requirement, with the following components in the rubber compound:

  • Rubber (both natural and synthetic)
  • Fillers such as carbon black or chalk
  • Oils and greases as plasticisers
  • Vulcanising agent, usually sulfur
  • Dyes
  • Aging agents

MTB tyres have a rather firm rubber compound which provides sufficient stability even on rough terrain. Racing bicycles often have two sets of tyres, including one for rainy conditions which is accordingly soft in order to achieve the best possible adhesion. It is, of course, important to note that a sophisticated and highly-tested rubber mixture can be quite expensive, but also promises significantly longer running performance and better riding comfort.

Bike tyre types

There are three different types of tyre to consider:

  • Clincher tyres are the standard and offer a good compromise between stability, safety and weight
  • Tubular tyres come without wire reinforcement and are glued directly into the rim. They are much lighter, but they are more vulnerable to punctures
  • Tubeless tyres are by far the lightest. Here the rim and the tyre seal each other off. However, the disadvantage is that special rims and tyres are necessary for this type of bicycle tyre
  • Bike typres profile

    It’s important to select the right profile for your terrain. Racing bikes usually have tyres with very little profile, because they are ridden on smooth roads and cause little rolling resistance. MTB tyres are heavily profiled to create as large a surface as possible on the mostly rough terrain. This is important in order to transfer steering or braking forces and to make the bicycle controllable.

    If, however, a mixture of road and off-road driving is likely, it’s worth looking for an all-round tyre that combines the advantages of both types of tyres – with a profile-less centre and a profiled outer side.

    Wear of your bike tyres

    There are a variety of factors that will affect the wear and tear of your tyre:

    • What is the terrain? A bicycle tyre lasts longer on a smooth road than on rocky terrain
    • What weather is the tyre exposed to? Rain, snow, cold, but also the sun and heat strongly influence how long a bicycle tyre lasts
    • How fast is the driving style? In the case of fast cornering and hard braking manoeuvres, the tyre is subjected to a high load
    • What is the tyre pressure? Under inflated tyres wear heavily

    Conventional bicycle tyres have a mileage of 2,000-5,000 kilometres, but there are also tyres that are designed for durability and can withstand damage between 5,000-16,000 kilometres. It’s important that a tyre is quickly replaced if there’s any doubt as to whether it’s still intact. The tyre should be replaced at the latest when the anti-puncture protection or the carcass threads become visible on the tread. In addition, it’s necessary to check the side walls of the tyres at regular intervals, as these can often tear apart due to strong lateral loads such as fast cornering or too little tyre pressure.