The performance, safety, comfort and reliability of your road bike depend on the tyres you use. That is why it is important to choose road bike tyres very carefully.
Road bike tyres are specifically designed for riding on tarmac, on both the dry and wet. There are various types, which have significant differences depending on the specific use and the performance required. There are even models that have different weights and sizes to choose from.
Road bike tyres should be lightweight, to offer optimal performance whichever conditions you find yourself cycling in. Wider road bike tyres offer better performance and comfort because they have a larger contact patch. Sizes can be expressed in millimeters, with two values indicating the width of the tyre and diameter of the rim, such as “25-662”. Or according to the French standard, which indicates the outer diameter of the tyre and the width of the corresponding rim, e.g. “700x23C”.