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The top 13 best road bike tires for city riding

In this article I’m going to cover a list of the best road bike tires for city riding.

I live in Amsterdam, which is the biggest city in the country known for the popularity of the bicycle for commuting purposes. For years I myself rode 20 miles a day to and from work.

Amsterdam is an old city with constant road works being a permanent part of its infrastructure. This means that bicycle lanes or roads are offered in a great variety of states. From new ultra-smooth tarmac, to stripped roads revealing hardpack underneath. So if you ask me what a good road bike tire for city riding is, I’m thinking of those road conditions setting the bar for durability and puncture-resistance.

Another matter is tire clearance, or rather, how wide do you want to run your tire, with wider tires offering a much more comfortable ride, and longer lifespan. In general I’d argue that a tire of 28mm is the go-to tire width offering a nice blend between speed, weight, and rolling resistance on the one hand versus comfort, and plushness on the other. Moving upwards of 28mm might get you into trouble with a standard road bike frame.

So with those things being said, let’s head over to my list of the best road bike tires for city riding.

You can find a table overview at the end of the article for easy comparison of tire parameters.

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

Schwalbe Durano Plus

Schwalbe Durano Plus
Schwalbe Durano Plus

The Schwalbe Durano Plus is a road bike tire that utilizes the SmartGuard belt.

The thought behind this puncture resistant layer is rather simple, but has stood the test of time, making it a popular choice in the fight against flats.. What you do is you make the belt, sitting underneath the center tread, so thick that you could virtually run over anything without getting a flat.

Its system is utilized in their Marathon lineup as well and has found its way into this road tire. It sits at the top of their puncture proof technologies. With an extra 5 mm of material stuffed in the tire, you can basically push a thumbtack into it and still hold air.

That material does add weight, so it’s easily a 100 grams heavier than a lighter competitor. It’s also not the most supple tire, so this tire definitely caters to those who are really sick and tired of finding themselves at the side of the road with their bike upside down. And obviously, it’s a solid training tire.

On the other hand, I don’t think any other tire beats this one in terms of being puncture proof.

Expert Experience

Rachel Sokal | Technical writer – December 20, 2022

Instantaneously the Durano changed the feel of my bike, simultaneously providing brilliant grip alongside a nice and quick roll. The more I rode and trusted the grip of the tire, the more confidence the tire gave back. It’s been a long time since a single change in a component has made such a difference to the feel of my bike.

The Schwalbe Durano Plus might not be the lightest tire on the market but its quick rolling, nicely grippy and has great puncture protection which is a pretty good combination for the winter and beyond.

Pros and Cons

Panaracer RiBMo

Panaracer RiBMo
Panaracer RiBMo

At 26 x 2 inches and 560 grams the Panaracer RibMo is among the lightest tires for its size on this list. Its minimal tread pattern moves it into the direction of being a slick tire, perfect for fast urban commuting.

The Panaracer RiBMo uses their proprietary ProTite technology, which is an extra puncture-resistant layer which runs the entire length and width of the tire. And they offer a more durable, commuter-friendly compound.

The conclusion is this tire will make your bike feel fast and nimble for many many miles at a reasonable enough price.

Expert Experience

Dave Atkinson | Road.cc founder – October 15, 2015

The tread shape, which is ovalised a bit like the pointy end of an egg, is designed to decrease rolling resistance while still offering good grip when cornering. I can’t say that I ever had any problems with grip, even with the hard compound.

One of the reasons for this is that with a bigger air chamber you can afford to run the tyres at a lower pressure. I’m 100kg and normally put 100psi into a 25mm tyre; I found I could run these RiBMos at 85-90psi without any more danger of pinch-flatting than I’d have with a thinner tyre. That means more grip and extra comfort too, and it didn’t noticeably affect the tyre’s ability to roll.

Pros and Cons

Panaracer Pasela ProTite

Panaracer Pasela ProTite
Panaracer Pasela ProTite

Panaracer makes very nice mid-level priced tires. And they also offer some of the best-looking ones for retro builds. I choose the Panaracer Pasela ProTite over the normal Pasela, because it’s lighter, comes in a folding version and has better puncture protection.

The ProTite bead-to-bead protection covers is a tightly woven fabric covering the entire width of the tire, and sits in a mid-tier casing, offering a great combination of puncture protection, and low weight.

In general the Pasela ProTite are lightweight and true skin walls, that’ll look great on your bike.

Expert Experience

Shaun Audane | Technical writer – December 24, 2017

I still rate the Paselas and reckon they’re a good bet for training – especially on older bikes where preserving originality is welcome. The wide range of sizes also means they’re worth considering for cyclo-cross or gravel bikes that double as winter trainers. That said, I’d stick with the wire beads and save £30 a pair (at RRP); while likeable, the folding versions are outclassed on value by faster-rolling, higher-pressure contemporaries.

Pros and Cons

Vittoria Rubino Pro Control

Vittoria Rubino Pro Control
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control

The Vittoria Rubino Pro Control is the stiffer, heavier and more puncture protected version of the standard Rubino.

It’s a training tire with bead-to-bead protection besides an enhanced puncture protected layer. Its nylon casing is meant to withstand the elements of all seasons.

Available in standard sizes 23 to 28 mm as a 60 TPI folding tire.

Expert Experience

Robyn Furtado | Senior Videographer – February 15, 2023

Where I live in the south west of England, we’ve experienced a range of hostile winter weather so far this year, so it hasn’t been hard to put the Rubino Pros through their paces. I’ve ridden them on ice, down flooded or thorn-strewn farm lanes, on potholed commuter roads and over rough mountain passes.

The Rubino Pros are also wonderfully grippy. On rough pothole-littered roads, the Rubinos stayed on path confidently, and I found them sure-footed on slick and wet roads. They held their own in icy conditions too, although you obviously still need to be very careful.

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

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

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 Gator Hardshell

Continental Gator Hardshell
Continental Gator Hardshell

The Continental Gator Hardshell is the one of the most puncture-resistant tires Continental’s lineup with touring and road bike qualities.

It offers a 3-ply 60 TPI carcass reinforced with a wider PolyX breaker underneath the slick center tread, which is a tightly woven polyester fiber to prevent objects from penetrating the tire.

Besides the breaker, the tire also features the bead-to-bead DuraSkin polyamide fabric, giving the tire its characteristic reddish weave on the sidewall. It serves both as an added layer of puncture-protection and sidewall-reinforcement.

Naturally, all this added protection adds some weight, but as far as puncture-protection for fast commuters and road bikes go, this tire is nothing short of astonishing in that department.

Expert Experience

Andy Howe | Technical writer – October 15, 2015

The Gator Hardshell is a very durable, puncture resistant and comfortable tyre, at relatively high pressure it is yielding and comfortable for long rides. When it comes to a high speed training session or 50+ mile chain gangs this would not be my first choice but in terms of a winter training tyre, club runs and for committed commuters this is an excellent tyre.

Pros and Cons

Continental Gator Hardshell BE

Continental Gator Hardshell BE
fallback

The original Continental Gator Hardshell is one of the most puncture-resistant road tires in the market.

It’s probably the reason the German brand decided to create the Continental Gator Hardshell BE, where BE stands for Black Edition. Pretty self-explanatory what that means.

So for those of you who want this exceptional tire in an all black version, now is your change.

Expert Experience

Jarno Bierman | Tire tester – March 29, 2019

The puncture resistance tests are the natural habitat of the Gator Hardshell. When compared to the Gatorskin that already has a very good puncture resistance, puncture resistance of both the tread and sidewall has been increased by 10-15% to 20 points in the tread puncture test and 8 points in the sidewall puncture test.

When we compare the Gator Hardshell to all other road bike tires that have been tested by us, it now takes the title as the most puncture resistant road bike tire.

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
fallback

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

Specifications road bike tires for city riding

Name
Size
ETRTO
Weight (gr)
Tread color
Sidewall color
Compound
Puncture protection
Tire bead
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx32
32-622
370
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx32
32-622
445
Black
Black
Hardshell
wired
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx23
23-622
265
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx23
23-622
265
Black
Black
Hardshell
wired
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx28
28-622
400
Black
Black
Hardshell
wired
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx28
28-622
330
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx25
25-622
270
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell
700Cx25
25-622
340
Black
Black
Hardshell
wired
Continental Gator Hardshell BE
700Cx23
23-622
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell BE
700Cx25
25-622
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell BE
700Cx28
28-622
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
Continental Gator Hardshell BE
700Cx32
32-622
Black
Black
Hardshell
foldable
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 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
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx23
23-622
220
Black
Amber
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx25
25-622
250
Black
Amber
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx28
28-622
270
Black
Amber
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx23
23-622
220
Black
Black
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx25
25-622
250
Black
Black
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx28
28-622
270
Black
Black
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx32
32-622
350
Black
Amber
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx32
32-622
350
Black
Black
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx35
35-622
440
Black
Amber
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx35
35-622
440
Black
Black
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx38
38-622
420
Black
Amber
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer Pasela ProTite
700Cx38
38-622
420
Black
Black
ZSG
ProTite Shield / 400D Lite Extra Cord
foldable
Panaracer RiBMo
700Cx23
23-622
310
Black
Black
Mile Cruncher
ProTite Shield / 800D Strong Cord
foldable
Panaracer RiBMo
700Cx25
25-622
340
Black
Black
Mile Cruncher
ProTite Shield / 800D Strong Cord
foldable
Panaracer RiBMo
700Cx28
28-622
390
Black
Black
Mile Cruncher
ProTite Shield / 800D Strong Cord
foldable
Panaracer RiBMo
700Cx32
32-622
410
Black
Black
Mile Cruncher
ProTite Shield / 800D Strong Cord
foldable
Panaracer RiBMo
700Cx35
35-622
520
Black
Black
Mile Cruncher
ProTite Shield / 800D Strong Cord
foldable
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
Schwalbe Durano Plus
700Cx23
23-622
410
Black
Black
ADDIX
SmartGuard
wired
Schwalbe Durano Plus
700Cx25
25-622
385
Black
Black
ADDIX
SmartGuard
foldable
Schwalbe Durano Plus
700Cx25
25-622
450
Black
Black
ADDIX
SmartGuard
wired
Schwalbe Durano Plus
700Cx28
28-622
450
Black
Black
ADDIX
SmartGuard
foldable
Schwalbe Durano Plus
700Cx28
28-622
530
Black
Black
ADDIX
SmartGuard
wired
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 Rubino Pro Control
700Cx23
23-622
290
Black
Black
Nylon
Protection Belt
foldable
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control
700Cx25
25-622
300
Black
Black
Nylon
Protection Belt
foldable
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control
700Cx28
28-622
340
Black
Black
Nylon
Protection Belt
foldable

Sources

Jim Langley, Schwalbe Luganos – Cheap Road Tires I Like, Roadbikerider,
Rachel Sokal, Schwalbe Durano Plus tire review – reliable winter rubber, Cycling Weekly, December 20, 2022
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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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