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The top 5 fastest tubeless road bike tires

In this article I’m going to give you my list for the fastest tubeless road bike tires of today.

When you think of fast a lot of people immediately think of weight, believing that a reduction in weight increases speed. And that would indeed be true. However there’s also another distinction that needs to be taken into consideration, which is rolling resistance.

The tires which are lightest are almost without exception time trial tires. And none of those tires aren’t tubeless. An argument could also be made that you wouldn’t want to fit those tires on a bike for your everyday ride, because they’re definitely not the most comfortable ones as well.

So for this lisst of the fastest tubeless road bike tires, I looked for tires that are light and have a very low rolling resistance as well. If they also offer a plush ride and are somewhat durable, I would consider that to be a bonus.

So without further ado, here’s the list of the fastest tubeless road bike tires.

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.

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR Value
Brand link
Reasons to buy
Light, very fast-rolling race tire, tan wall option available
Reasons to avoid
None

Michelin Power Road

The Michelin Power Road is the first tubeless offering from this French company. The Michelin Power Road has more allround characteristics than other tires mentioned here.

That means that it’s slightly heaver, but in return you get a thin extra layer of rubber on the center tread for more durability and puncture protection. And truth be told, 305 grams for an 28 version is about average.

Every company obviously claims that they have the most robust and fastest rolling tires money can buy, and Michelin is no exception. Whether you believe them or not, the Michelin Power road is a perfect fit-and-forget tire for the average rider.

Michelin Power Road Value
Brand link
Sales page
Reasons to buy
More durable than other race tires, solid allrounder
Reasons to avoid
None

Pirelli P Zero Race

Pirelli P Zero Race Value
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Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid

Vittoria Corsa

The Vittoria Corsa tops many lists as one of the best road bike tires in general. And lucky for us, they also offer a tan-wall version of this beauty of a tire.

The Vittoria Corsa is a tire for the current generation of road bikes. At 290 grams for a 25 mm width it’s the heaviest tire on this list. But the combination of that weight and a extremely high 320 TPI carcass means this is one of the most comfortable road tires on the market today, and an obvious choice for many road cyclists.

Not only is this an extremely comfortable tire, grip, handling, and cornering confidence is also at a maximum with this tire. And for years the Vittoria Corsa has set the benchmark of being the tire with the lowest rolling resistance. All of these characteristics combined make the Vittoria Corsa a failsafe option for sure.

Vittoria Corsa Value
Brand link
Reasons to buy
Stunning tire, very comfortable, great grip and handling
Reasons to avoid
Pretty heavy

Vittoria Corsa Speed

The Vittoria Corsa Speed is basically Vittoria’s time trial version of its regular Corsa. A tubular tire where a considerable amount of rubber has been shaved of to create a 23 mm width 200 gram tire in either black or tan.

All that reduction in weight does of course come with a penalty, so this tire is best reserved when you really want to go really fast. Or else the 140 dollar price tag for a tire that isn’t all that durable might not be the best option for the average rider.

But if you do decide to go for this tire, just to experience what it feels like, you can rest assured that the 320 TPI count will provide both a very smooth and very fast ride, which will hopefully make you forget how much money you spent for that ride.

Vittoria Corsa Speed Value
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Reasons to buy
Very fast, lots of grip
Reasons to avoid
Meant for race day, very pricey

Specifications fastest tubeless road bike tires

Name
Size
ETRTO
Weight (gr)
Tread color
Sidewall color
Compound
Puncture protection
Tire bead
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx25
25-622
250
Black
Black
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx25
25-622
250
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
 
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx28
28-622
280
Black
Black
BlackChili
 
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR
700Cx28
28-622
280
Black
Transparent
BlackChili
 
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Michelin Power Road
700Cx25
25-622
275
Black
Black
X-Race
 
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Michelin Power Road
700Cx28
28-622
305
Black
Black
X-Race
 
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Pirelli P Zero Race
700Cx24
24-622
245
Black
Black
SmartEVO
 
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Pirelli P Zero Race
700Cx26
26-622
270
Black
Tan
SmartEVO
 
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Pirelli P Zero Race
700Cx26
26-622
270
Black
Black
SmartEVO
 
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Pirelli P Zero Race
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Tan
SmartEVO
 
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Pirelli P Zero Race
700Cx28
28-622
295
Black
Black
SmartEVO
 
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Vittoria Corsa
700Cx25
25-622
290
Black
Black
Corespun K
 
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Bicycle tire puncture resistance

EXO, GreenGuard, AGC, AEC, ATC, do you ever get confused with all the jargon related to puncture protection. I know I did? That’s why I’ve written a separate article about puncture resistance technologies. That way, you’ll be able to better understand what’s out there and if it’s worth your money.

Johan van Seijen

FoundeR Restoration.bike

Johan van Seijen is the founder of restoration.bike. His passion for cycling in general, and restoring older bikes turned into a website to share his knowledge with a broader audience. Starting out on his father’s road bike and riding classics as the Amstel Gold Race and Liege Bastogne Liege he has shifted his attention to trail, XC, and gravel riding since. No matter how much he loves writing about everything related to cycling, nothing beats actually using his ever-expanding bicycle collection.

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