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.
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 Speed
The Vittoria Corsa Speed is basically Vittoria’s time trial version of its regular Corsa. Two black tubeless ready versions exist, where a considerable amount of rubber has been shaved off. This has resulted in a 23 mm width version of 225 and a 25 mm width version of 240 grams.
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.
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.
Pirelli P Zero Race
Yes, there are Pirelli P Zero’s you can put on your car. But there are also Pirelli P Zero’s meant for road bikes. And this very Italian and very premium offering has speed written all over it.
The Pirelli P Zero is a tubeless ready tire. Although claimed to be an allround tire, the tire doesn’t have any noticeable treading to support such a notion. So expect less grip in sub-optimal or wet road conditions.
Coming in sizes 24, 26, and 28 mm they’re about as heavy as the Continental tires. And they also come in tan wall versions in all of the tire widths mentioned.
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.
Specialized S-Works Turbo
It’s one thing to state you’ve made a fast tire, but Specialized has taken it a step further. They actually say on their sales page that the Specialized S-Works Turbo is the fastest tire in the world. That’s not only a bold claim, it’s also not true.
What is true is that for a descent price you get a very good tire. The singular 28 mm version might be too wide for some, especially since the low weight of the tire causing it to balloon upwards to 30 mm.
But with a 300 TPI casing and a large contact area, you do get a grippy tire.
If one thing, the handmade tires from Italian manufacturer Challenge are pricey, very pricey. The Challenge Strada will hurt your wallet. In return you get an extremely supple and grippy tire that inspires confidence on the road.
These tires come in both a black and tan wall version, as do a lot of premium road bike tires today. With 240 grams for a 25 mm version the weight is more than adequate.
Specifications fastest tubeless road bike tires
|Name||Size||ETRTO||Weight (gr)||Tread Color||Sidewall Color||Buy at Amazon||Buy at Ebay|
|Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR||700Cx25||25-622||250||Black||Black||link||link|
|Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR||700Cx25||25-622||250||Black||Transparent||link||link|
|Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR||700Cx28||28-622||280||Black||Black||link||link|
|Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR||700Cx28||28-622||280||Black||Transparent||link||link|
|Vittoria Corsa Speed||700Cx23||23-622||225||Black||Black||link|
|Vittoria Corsa Speed||700Cx25||25-622||240||Black||Black||link|
|Michelin Power Road||700Cx25||25-622||275||Black||Black||link||link|
|Michelin Power Road||700Cx28||28-622||305||Black||Black||link||link|
|Pirelli P Zero Race||700Cx24||24-622||245||Black||Black||link||link|
|Pirelli P Zero Race||700Cx26||26-622||270||Black||Tan||link||link|
|Pirelli P Zero Race||700Cx26||26-622||270||Black||Black||link||link|
|Pirelli P Zero Race||700Cx28||28-622||295||Black||Tan||link||link|
|Pirelli P Zero Race||700Cx28||28-622||295||Black||Black||link||link|
|Specialized S-Works Turbo||700Cx28||28-622||285||Black||Black||link|