Road Bike Tires
Whether you’re ripping through the final corner of a criterium or grinding out a long mountain climb on rough roads or dirt, your bike tires have a huge impact on the way your bike performs. We carry a large assortment of road and gravel bike tires for every type of bike and all kinds of roads. From standard clinchers to tubeless or tubular, we offer lots of options from all the top tire brands.
There are lots of variables to consider when shopping for road tires, including the types of roads you ride, your climate and weather conditions, and what performance factors matter most to you. If you need puncture protection above all else, you can choose a tough all-season tire that may be a bit heavier compared to a superlight race tire. A race tire, on the other hand, can offer incredible rolling efficiency and a supple feel — but it probably won’t last as long as a training tire.
Tubeless road tires have made big advancements in recent years and are a great choice for rough roads or gravel. They don’t require inner tubes, which means no more pinch flats. And the sealant used with tubeless setups will seal most small punctures out on the road. Tubeless also lets you run lower tire pressures, which results in a smoother ride quality with better grip and lower rolling resistance.
Clinchers are still the most popular style of road tires, favored for their simplicity and versatility. In recent years road bikes have trended toward wider rims with higher volume tires. Road bikes with disc brakes typically have more tire clearance compared to rim-brake bikes. These days road bike tire sizes range from 23c all the way up to 30c and beyond. Gravel and cyclocross tires come in even wider options.
Whatever type of road and gravel bike tires you’re looking for, we have you covered. We stock all types and sizes from great brands like Continental, Hutchinson, Kenda, Maxxis, Michelin, Panaracer, Schwalbe, Vittoria and others. If you have any questions about a particular tire, call one of our Gear Advisors today at 888-880-3811 to help you get it sorted.