Bike tyres are often overlooked in performance terms, but being as they're the main thing that connects you to the road or trail, a quality set of tyres can completely transform a bike and your experience on it. We stock a huge of quality bike tyres from road racing tubulars and dedicated mountain bike tyres to puncture-resistant commuter tyres and everything in between!
Picking the right tyre for the type of riding you do is extremely important, as getting this wrong can be as detrimental as it can be beneficial. For road cyclists looking for a quality all-round road bike tyre something in the 25-30c range from a road bike tyre expert like Continental, Michelin, Vittoria or Schwalbe will offer a comfortable ride, feel and excellent grip; while still being exceptionally quick, helping you keep those speeds up, perfect for chain-ganging or KOM chasing! If you have a gravel or adventure bike then look to wider off-road bike tyres with a tread pattern to match your preferred terrain, with a slicker tread if you ride more road miles and a deeper tread if you frequent fireroads and singletrack more often than you’ll hit the road. The same goes for hybrid tyres with a wider, more puncture resistant tyre rolling well but keeping those pesky punctures at bay!
Mountain bike tyres vary massively in size and tread pattern, so it pays to choose a tyre that suits the terrain and conditions you ride in. Ride mostly dry, flat, hardpacked trails? A fast-rolling design with a minimal tread pattern will be the fastest in these conditions. Get your MTB kicks on steep, loose downhill trails? A tyre with an aggressive blocky or spiky tread pattern from someone like Maxxis will hook up into the ground and provide maximum grip where rolling speed is not so much of issue.
As ever, for many riders their happy place will be in the middle of these and it’s worth thinking about what you value most from a bike tyre, so something with an intermediate tread will roll and grip fairly well but something gripper up front might be in order winter or a faster rolling rear tyre might open up some hidden speed in drier summer months. One thing is for certain: whatever it is you are looking for in a bike tyre, you're guaranteed to find it here.