Road Bike Tyre Buyer’s Guide – Everything You Need To Know

This video contains a paid product placement for Pirelli.

Ever looked at a tyre-brand website and wondered what all the jargon means? This video is for you.

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Bungle2010 says:

Tread on a road tyre is for one thing, and one thing only: dispersing water. And cycle tyres have no need of that.

Kurtis says:

“Benefits of clincher tires with a tube are they are easy to fix, just unbead 1 side of the tire and put a new tube in” (Estimated time 10 – 30 minutes depending on how stubborn the tire is and much you pump up) Well Tubeless tires, get a hole it just seals itself, get a catastrophic cut in the tire, just plug it (Estimated time 30 seconds MAX). We need P Zero in tubeless…

alvin says:

i bet you like dancing

Matteo Calabrò says:

I don’t have time to waste with a sponsored video

Christoph Buomberger says:

best thing in this video was the 3t crank on that upper

Saurabh Kulkarni says:

I got the Pirellis. Horrible puncture resistance compared to my gatorskins (obviously). I put orange endurance seal in the tubes (may be better to go with latex tubes next time) and haven’t flatted since. Knock on wood. But I’ve been enjoying the rolling resistance and grip of race tires with the same reliability as my Gators. Win win.

simen huseby says:

Even before the video begins they throw up an ad from Pirelli. Well, there goes all of the credibility away from whatever they are about to say.

Max Grass says:

I love my tubeless setup: Schwalbe Pro One 28mm Tires on ZTR Alpha 340 Rims. Epic!

Sinadin says:

where is the break even point? what about 35mm tyres?

Ian Auger says:

Would love it if you guys did a side by side comparison test for CX tubeless tires, picking a mix of tires within each sub-category (Dry, Mix, Wet).

oneswolf says:

This is actually quite good for those that are not experienced or members of the elite.

Evan V says:

Great video

Joseph Chapman says:

I use solid core tires on a steel frame bike. With a good tailwind I can do 10mph.

Lee Hui says:

Which one the lightest brand size 700 x 25 tires?

Peter McMullan says:

My commuter bike came with tires that say they are 42-622 (700x40C). I know it doesn’t matter but whats the logic there? Are the 40mm or 42mm? They’re Schwable Road Cruisers.

Guy Hacon says:

Buy Conti GP4000’s. That’s it. Guide over.

icebreakertech says:

I have a really high rolling resistance, even without a bike.

Paul Brenchley says:

The best way to ride faster is to take drugs.

Julian Duque says:


GNX157 says:

Keep in mind this whole thing is sponsored by Pirelli. It’s only flashed on the screen once for a few seconds in the beginning.

alex alex says:

What do you think of Pirelli “cinturato” vs. Schwalbe pro one tubeless?

The Phat Cyclist says:

I ride 23c or 25c tire. The Serfas survivor series tires, best road tires period. I’ve never had a problem an they’ve lasted me a very long time. With multiple layers within them I have no need to worry. I have tried others on the market those are my go to tires, I live in Arizona an deal with all types of elements.

osn 3205 says:


Ian Lang Rides says:

I love my Pirelli P Zero 4s Tyres. I hate cringey sponsored videos but I have to say I love these. Continental also

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