Best Road Bike Tires

In this piece, I’ll provide a buyer’s guide and product review. I’ve categorized the tires in four categories (all-around, racing, puncture resistance, commuting).

Best All-Around Road Bike Tires:

  1. Continental Grand Prix 5000
  2. Vittoria Rubino Pro
  3. Michelin Power Endurance
  4. Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II
  5. Continental Gator Hardshell

Fastest Road Bike Tires:

  1. Vittoria Corsa Speed
  2. Pirelli PZero Velo
  3. Michelin Power Competition
  4. Schwalbe Pro One
  5. Zipp Tangente Speed
  6. Continental Grand Prix TT
  7. Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik

Best Road Bike Tires for Puncture Resistant:

  1. Continental GP 4-Season
  2. Vittoria Zaffiro Pro
  3. Schwalbe Durano Plus
  4. Vittoria Corsa Control G+
  5. Continental GatorSkin
  6. Michelin Power Protection

Best Road Bike Tires for Commuting:

  1. Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  2. Continental Contact Speed
  3. WTB ThickSlick Flat Guard Road Tire
  4. Schwalbe G-One Speed
  5. Vittoria Evolution
Carlos G. Hill

Carlos G. Hill

Carlos joined TireReview in 2019 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Professional Motorsport World, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Crash test Technology International

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