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The top 13 best endurance road bike tires

With this article I’ll share my insights on what I feel to be the best endurance road bike tires.

With the gigantic rise of gravel bikes, it appeared there was still quite a gap between the classic road bike ridden on smooth tarmac, and those for dirt roads and hardpack. In comes the endurance road bike, which is designed for comfort, and efficiency for longer rides. But those rides still take place on tarmac.

The biggest difference between a standard road bike, endurance bike, and gravel bike is what tires you can fit. Generally road bikes have a tire clearance for a width from 23 to 28mm, whereas endurance bikes start at 28mm for the purposes of comfort, and go up to about 35mm.

As far as which tire width is best for you depends on your favorite riding style. Upwards of 28mm, tire drag or an increased rolling-resistance will become more noticeable, while comfort and versatility with respect to your ability to ride different road conditions increases. And obviously you need to check your tire clearance to see what the maximum width is your frame will be able to handle.

Both road bikes and endurance bikes offer wheel sizes of 700C or 28 inch. No 650B for this category.

Because there are so many tires and tire sizes to choose from, I’ve added a table overview at the end of the article. So let’s see what made it on my list of the best endurance road bike tires.

Continental Grand Prix 4-Season

Continental Grand Prix 4-Season
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season

The Continental Grand Prix 4-Season utilizes an extra bead-to-bead layer Continental calls Duraskin, reserved for their most durable tires.

Each road tire in the Continental lineup uses a puncture resistant breaker for the center tread. The Grand Prix 4-Season uses two, effectively doubling its puncture resistance when compared with the other tires. It makes for a road bike tire with a ridiculous level of puncture resistance, and is something I haven’t seen in any other road bike tire I’ve researched.

And last but not least, the Continental Grand Prix 4-Season uses 3 layers of 110 TPI for both durability and longevity, without sacrificing too much in terms of weight, grip and ride feel. Which makes this tire one of the if not the most fit-and-forget tires you can find.

The only thing keeping this tire from a 5-star rating is that it’s not available in a tubeless version. It comes in sizes 23, 25, 28 and 32 mm.

Expert Experience

Ashley Quinlan | Senior technical editor – November 9, 2022

The Continental Grand Prix 4 Season tyre has been a popular all-season option for club and competitive riders for years – and it’s still hard to argue against its plus points (unless you’re considering going tubeless).

Instead of prioritising speed with only a hint of added hardiness, the Grand Prix 4 Season hits an admirable blend of toughness, longevity, grip and speed.

Pros and Cons

Continental Grand Prix 5000

Continental Grand Prix 5000
Continental Grand Prix 5000

The Continental Grand Prix 5000 is a clincher tire and dubbed as the best allrounder in the field.

And on paper at least the numbers are very impressive. A 330 TPI tire (very supple) at a claimed weight of 200 grams for a 23 mm width version. It has the exact same Vectran breaker as the other ones on this list, so as far as puncture protection is concerned, this tire performs equally impressively.

And this tire comes in a tan wall version or transparent as Continental calls it. But if you want the lightest version of this tire, you’ll have to stick to black.

Expert Experience

Stu Kerton | Senior Product Reviewer – March 26, 2021

Riding them in the winter has shown how durable they are for such a high-performance tyre. With a short test period it’s difficult to judge wear levels, but the GP5000s are looking good. There are a couple of little marks here and there from the hedge cutting season, but they haven’t punctured yet.

They have a supple feel, too. Even at the pressures I ride, they bring a noticeable cushioning effect to proceedings. The only real issue I can see is that if you want tubeless and a tan wall, you’re out of luck. If that doesn’t bother you, you’re going to have to go some to find another tyre that delivers the same levels of performance and durability. The GP5000 Transparent is excellent. As long as you’re willing to pay for it.

Pros and Cons

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR

Continental is known for their light-weight tire offerings and the Continental Grand Prix 500 S TR is no exception. It’s the tubeless ready version of the standard Grand Prix 5000, which is a clincher tire.

The tubeless ready Grand Prix 5000 has the same excellent stats. A 220 TPI moderately supple tire, that comes in your standard 25 and 28 mm width versions. At 250 grams for the 25 mm and 280 for the 28 mm version, these tires are pretty light. And on top of that, this tire scores extremely high markers in the rolling resistance department. That means you can check both light and fast of your list of requirements, when you go for this tire.

A tan wall version is included among the sizes for those who want to mount them.

Expert Experience

Simon von Bromley | Senior technical writer – December 21, 2021

Though the claimed decrease in rolling resistance versus the outgoing GP5000 TL appears to be too good to be true, the Continental GP5000 S TR nevertheless remains a benchmark tubeless road bike tyre.

It strikes an ideal balance of low rolling resistance, durability and puncture protection that makes it very hard to beat.

That it is now compatible with hookless rims and is available with a choice of black or transparent sidewalls, plugs what were arguably the only two chinks in its armour.

I’ll be sticking with my Vittoria Corsa Speed TLRs for time trials then, but for everything else on the road it’s hard to look past the GP5000 S TR

Pros and Cons

Continental Grand Sport Race

Continental Grand Sport Race
Continental Grand Sport Race

The Continental Grand Sport Race is a classic budget-friendly road bike tire.

Oftentimes you pay a lot extra for the latest technology, which offers marginal gains if any. Sometimes a tire is just a tire and will do the job just fine, without burning a hole in your wallet.

The Continental Grand Sport Race is the latter. It offers the PureGrip compound, and a NyTech breaker, which is a nylon fabric located directly underneath the center tread to prevent punctures.

Both the compound and breaker are slightly heavier, but make for a much more affordable tire than the more premium ones.

Continental stands out for their high-quality, yet affordable offerings, and for your standard road bike tire, the Continental Grand Sport Race is their best example.

Expert Experience

Jez Ash | Contributor – October 15, 2015

I didn’t have a single puncture in around 1000 miles of testing these tyres. Don’t come crying to me if you get one 50 yards down the road – these things don’t work like that – and as I already mentioned, these weren’t tested in the depths of autumn or winter when the roads get really grotty. But on the empirical evidence I have at my disposal, I’d say they’re a decently dependable option in that regard.

In terms of comfort and that hard-to-define characteristic, ‘feel’, the Grand Sport Race performs well; 25mm tyres generally should give a bit more compliance than 23mm ones, and on broken tarmac or along the canal towpath they fared pretty well. I weigh around 80kg and found that I could run these down to 80 or 90psi without an issue.

Pros and Cons

Continental Gatorskin

Continental Gatorskin
Continental Gatorskin

Very similar to the Hardshell version the Continental Gatorskin is an incredible road bike tire with an exceptional level of puncture protection.

It offers a more supple 3-ply 180 TPI carcass with the same PolyX Breaker, a tightly woven polyester fabric sitting underneath the center tread, preventing foreign objects from reaching the air chamber.

It also has the Duraskin bead-to-bead protection, reinforcing its sidewalls and giving the tire its distinctive burgundy appearance, and adding an extra protective layer made from an incredibly strong polyamide fabric.

This tire is the pinnacle of perfection, offering the seemingly unattainable blend of maximum puncture-protection without sacrificing to much in the weight department, all in a road bike tire with a slick tread pattern. An absolute no-brainer for people who appreciate hard-wearing, fast-rolling tires.

Expert Experience

Robin Wilmott | Contributor – Feb 8, 2023

There’s a reason the Gatorskin is so popular. It has a reputation for an enticing combination of ride quality, flat protection and durability – with a leaning towards the latter. My testing has shown this to be well-founded.

There are few tyres that give as much riding confidence while offering such strong protection against punctures as the Gatorskin.

Pros and Cons

Continental Gatorskin BE

Continental Gatorskin BE
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The Continental Gatorskin BE the all-black version of the best-selling Gatorskin with the burgundy sidewall, while similar in all other respects.

This tire already sold like hot cakes, and the fact it’s going to be more compatible color-wise with your bike probably only makes it more attractive. A nice touch of the German brand.

Expert Experience

Paul Norman | Technical writer – June 02, 2017

Run at around 90psi, the ride is adequately fast and subtle over bumpy tarmac, although you can feel the tyre’s increased rigidity from its more substantial sidewalls and increased puncture protection.

I’ve not had any flats when riding the Gatorskins. Punctures are a bit of dependent on bad luck rather than something you can say anything definite about, but it’s nevertheless reassuring.

Pros and Cons

Continental Ultra Sport

Continental Ultra Sport III
Continental Ultra Sport III

The Continental Ultra Sport III is a budget-friendly slick tire for commuters and road bikes.

It offers a no-frills tire in an affordable package, and one of the cheapest big brand tires money can buy

It’s a solid option for people who understand they get what they pay for.

Expert Experience

Vinay Rawat | Triathlete – May 22, 2017

I did more than 1500 km with stock tires on my Giant Defy 3 and that too on bumpy and rough roads of Delhi. I used these tires along with tire liners from RhinoDillos and had very few flats in the span of 9 months and the rolling resistance was very less.

After 200 km of ride I can say these tires are quite durable and cornering feels very comfortable. Though couldn’t say if these are faster than the previous ones but comfort wise these seem much compliance. I would recommend you to go for the foldable option of these tires.

Pros and Cons

Pirelli P Zero Race TLR

Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR tread pattern

A pirelli P Zero in a race version and offering a tubeless setup, that has to be very promising.

Yes I know they are not the lightest tires, but they are some of the best-looking ones, and in terms of grip and road feel are pretty unmatched as well.

Combine that with a tried-and-true compound and a relatively easy tubeless setup and you get a very fast road bike tire. And in a tan version as well.

Just as Vittoria’s tubeless tires, Pirelli mushes the tread and aramid fibres in the casing together to further reduce rolling resistance. So it’s either an Italian thing, or they’re really on to something.

The tires have had some really promising rolling-resistance test, taking the top spot beating the likes of Vittoria and Schwalbe. Impressive.

Expert Experience

Ashley Quinlan | Senior technical editor – August 25, 2023

It was among the easiest fitting experiences I’ve had. Despite the construction being almost equal in weight to the Goodyear Eagle F1 R, I found it easier to manipulate it over the bead, just needing one lever to finish off the job.

On the road, I could find little to criticise if speed, ride feel and grip are top of the tyre performance wishlist. The Pirelli P Zero Race TLR is one of the best all-round performance tyres available today. It offers a racy blend of low rolling resistance and ride quality, without sacrificing practical grip and puncture resistance.

Pros and Cons

Pirelli Cinturato Velo

Pirelli Cinturato
Pirelli Cinturato

If you ask me, Pirelli Cinturato’s understated design is one of the best on this list. This tubeless-ready tire is far more robust than the P Zero on this list, going in the direction of a gravel tire.

A kevlar-reinforced breaker offers bead-to-bead protection, besides a smaller one sitting underneath the tread. The more durable 60 TPI casing is heavier, but will last you longer. Called Armour Tech, it’s the solution of choice for making these tires truly all-weather condition tires, offering great grip and puncture resistance all through the year.

That added protection does mean they will tip the scales at 300 and 340 grams for the 26 and 28 mm versions. So it’s no weight-weenie tire.

Expert Experience

Oscar Huckle | Technical writer – January 1, 2023

The Pirelli Cinturato Velo tyre has seriously impressed through testing and is now one of my top choices for winter use.

Although there are grippier tyres available, there’s no shortage of speed for the construction offered, and it has proven tough too.

As well as a very competent winter tyre, if you want a fit-and-forget tyre to run all year round (and you’re happy to compromise performance a little in the warmer months), the Cinturato Velo will be an excellent option.

Pros and Cons

Pirelli Cinturato Road

Pirelli Cinturato Road
Pirelli Cinturato Road tread pattern

The Pirelli Cinturato Road is the more durable version of the Cinturato Velo, which means you get the grip of the Cinturator Velo in an all-season tire.

How they achieved this is by simply using more rubber in the 60TPI casing and reinforcing the center tread with both a bead-to-bead reinforcement and breaker.

It does make the tire slightly heavier with 370 grams vs 340 grams for the 28mm width version. Pirelli isn’t known for making lightweight tires and this will not change that reputation.

But I get reminded how little weight matters, if you’re not moving at all because of a flat. And with this tire, the Italian brand upped their game another notch in their fight against flats.

Pros and Cons

Schwalbe Lugano II

Schwalbe Lugano II
Schwalbe Lugano II

The Schwalbe Lugano is a sort of budget fit-and-forget tire. Coming in many sizes it’s a no-fancy road tire that’s easy on your wallet.

It’s a tire that forgoes any pure premium characteristic and instead focuses on longevity and many miles on the road. Don’t expect high TPI counts, and ultra-light weight with this tire, that’s not its intended audience.

Expert Experience

Jim Langley | Technical editor –

With both standard butyl and the new TPU tubes, the Lugano tires have a nice road feel. They’re reasonably supple for a narrow clincher, hold their speed well and hang tight in the corners. In the rain the tires still track fine and grip – even the rear tire still grips and it’s just about worn out now.

Overall, I think Schwalbe’s Lugano tires are excellent performing treads at a bargain price and recommend them highly. They’re easy to install and remove, too.

Pros and Cons

Vittoria Corsa Pro

Vittoria Corsa Pro
Vittoria Corsa Pro tread pattern

Improving upon the Vittoria Corsa, the Vittoria Corsa Pro aims to reduce rolling resistance by integrating the center tread into the casing.

The cotton casing is known for its supple ride, grip and handling. However this tire is so new I’ve been unable to find any rolling resistance numbers yet to be able to compare them with the standard Corsa and see if this tire holds up to its promise.

That would be a thing indeed for the Vittoria Corsa is a benchmark tire when it comes to rolling resistance, which makes this tire, both in its tubular and tubeless version, an exciting addition to the Italian’s lineup indeed.

Expert Experience

Simon von Bromley | Senior technical writer – August 30, 2023

Compared to my experience with previous-generation Corsa Speed TLR tyres, the Corsa Pro TLRs slipped on to a set of Hunt 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc wheels with relative ease.

The combination of a traditional cotton casing and a seamlessly attached tread offers easy setup, fantastic ride feel and, in my opinion, looks brilliant too.

Disappointingly, though, it performed relatively poorly in our rolling resistance test. And while lab results don’t tell you everything about how a tyre performs in the real world, at this price it’s not unreasonable to expect top performance in all areas.

Pros and Cons

Vittoria Corsa Pro Control

Vittoria Corsa Pro Control
Vittoria Corsa Pro Control tread pattern

The Vittoria Corsa Pro Control is the same tire as the Vittoria Corsa Pro. It just packs slightly more rubber for added puncture protection.

The 28mm width version adds 15 grams to the tire. Rarely have I seen two separate tires that look so much alike. But in a world where every advantage in road cycling could mean the difference between win or lose, I guess 15 grams of compound does indeed add to this tire’s puncture resistance.

Apart from the weight, the tire also has a different tread pattern, which is optimized for wet conditions. That increases the tires versatility and moves it into off-season territory as well.

Expert Experience

Ashley Quinlan | Senior technical editor – October 11, 2023

The Vittoria Corsa Pro Control TLR tyre impresses on the one hand, and disappoints on the other.

The supple ride quality is excellent – the best I’ve felt from a tyre of its type – which makes riding a bike, even in grip-limited wet conditions, an enjoyable, tactile experience. When dry, it’s even a match for its racier sibling, and the grip is impressive too.

Sadly, the difficulty seating the tyre spoils the overall ownership experience. It shouldn’t be as challenging as it is, and I know, in the back of my mind, it’s a real problem waiting to happen if it ever needs reseating.

Pros and Cons

Specifications endurance road bike tires

Name
Size
ETRTO
Weight (gr)
Tread color
Sidewall color
Compound
Puncture protection
Tire bead
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx23
23-622
305
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
wired
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx23
23-622
230
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx25
25-622
245
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx25
25-622
315
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
wired
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx28
28-622
360
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
wired
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx28
28-622
280
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx32
32-622
345
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin
700Cx32
32-622
420
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
wired
Continental Gatorskin BE
700Cx23
23-622
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin BE
700Cx25
25-622
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin BE
700Cx28
28-622
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Gatorskin BE
700Cx32
32-622
Black
Black
DuraSkin / PolyX Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season
700Cx23
23-622
235
Black
Black
Max Grip
DuraSkin / Double Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season
700Cx25
25-622
230
Black
Black
Max Grip
DuraSkin / Double Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Black
Max Grip
DuraSkin / Double Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 4-Season
700Cx32
32-622
340
Black
Black
Max Grip
DuraSkin / Double Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx23
23-622
200
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx25
25-622
230
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx25
25-622
255
Black
Cream
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx25
25-622
225
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx28
28-622
275
Black
Cream
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx28
28-622
245
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx28
28-622
240
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx30
30-622
255
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000
700Cx32
32-622
285
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx25
25-622
250
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx25
25-622
250
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx28
28-622
280
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx28
28-622
280
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx30
30-622
300
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx30
30-622
300
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx32
32-622
320
Black
Black
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx32
32-622
320
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
Vectran Breaker
tlr
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx23
23-622
245
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx25
25-622
340
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
wired
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx28
28-622
410
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
wired
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx28
28-622
335
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx32
32-622
400
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
foldable
Continental Grand Sport Race
700Cx32
32-622
470
Black
Black
PureGrip
NyTech Breaker
wired
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
Yellow
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
White
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
Red
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
Green
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
Blue
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
Black
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx23
23-622
255
Black
Black
PureGrip
wired
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
335
Black
Black
PureGrip
wired
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
Blue
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
265
Black
Black
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
Green
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
White
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
Yellow
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
Red
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Black
PureGrip
foldable
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx28
28-622
365
Black
Black
PureGrip
wired
Continental Ultra Sport
700Cx32
32-622
410
Black
Black
PureGrip
wired
Pirelli Cinturato Road
700Cx24
24-622
310
Black
Black
SmartNET
TechWall +
foldable
Pirelli Cinturato Road
700Cx26
26-622
330
Black
Black
SmartNET
TechWall +
foldable
Pirelli Cinturato Road
700Cx28
28-622
370
Black
Black
SmartNET
TechWall +
foldable
Pirelli Cinturato Road
700Cx30
30-622
420
Black
Black
SmartNET
TechWall +
foldable
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx24
24-622
280
Black
Black
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx26
26-622
300
Black
Tan
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx26
26-622
300
Black
Black
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx28
28-622
340
Black
Tan
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx28
28-622
340
Black
Black
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx32
32-622
360
Black
Black
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli Cinturato Velo
700Cx35
35-622
410
Black
Black
SmartNET
Armour Tech
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx26
26-622
275
Black
Black
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx26
26-622
275
Black
Tan
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Black
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Tan
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx30
30-622
315
Black
Black
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx30
30-622
315
Black
Tan
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx35
35-622
355
Black
Black
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
700Cx40
40-622
375
Black
Black
SmartEVO
TechBelt Road
tlr
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx23
23-622
260
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
foldable
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx23
23-622
325
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
365
Black
Tan
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
280
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
foldable
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
280
Black
Red Stripes
Silica
Reinforced Tread
foldable
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
280
Black
Blue Stripes
Silica
Reinforced Tread
foldable
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
365
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
365
Black
Red Stripes
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
365
Black
Blue Stripes
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx25
25-622
365
Black
White Stripes
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx28
28-622
310
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
foldable
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx28
28-622
400
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Schwalbe Lugano II
700Cx32
32-622
420
Black
Black
Silica
Reinforced Tread
wired
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx23
23-622
285
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tubular
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx24
24-622
265
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx25
25-622
295
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tubular
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx26
26-622
275
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx28
28-622
340
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tubular
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx30
30-622
300
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx30
30-622
365
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tubular
Vittoria Corsa Pro
700Cx32
32-622
320
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro Control
700Cx26
26-622
295
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro Control
700Cx28
28-622
310
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro Control
700Cx30
30-622
320
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro Control
700Cx32
32-622
340
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr
Vittoria Corsa Pro Control
700Cx34
34-622
360
Black
Cream
Corespun
Protection Belt
tlr

Sources

Stu Kerton, Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clincher, Road.cc, March 26, 2021
Jez Ash, Continental Grand Sport Race tyre, Road.cc, October 15, 2015
Paul Norman, Continental Gatorskin tyres review, Cycling Weekly, June 02, 2017
Vinay Rawat, Continental Ultra Sport Road Tyre Review, Medium, May 22, 2017
Ashley Quinlan, Pirelli P Zero Race TLR tyre review, Bikeradar, August 25, 2023
Jim Langley, Schwalbe Luganos – Cheap Road Tires I Like, Roadbikerider,
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Johan van Seijen

Founder Restoration.bike

Johan van Seijen is the founder of restoration.bike. His cycling career has seen him at the starting line of classics such as the Amstel Gold Race and Liege Bastogne Liege. Realizing his racing capacity would fall short of what was needed he obtained a MS from the University of Amsterdam in engineering. His love for cycling changed into riding in an amateur capacity with his local cycling club TFC Weesp as a roadie and supporting MTB Noordwest as a mountain biker. He repairs, restores, and builds bicycles and shares his knowledge on YouTube, Facebook and this website. 

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