Challenge Elite Open Road tyre £35

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Pros:

  • A fast and smooth-rolling tyre that offers good grip

Cons:

  • let down by questionable durability

Product:

Challenge Elite Open Road £35

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£35.00
This product is featured in: 5 best road bike tyres for racing.

We struggled getting this classic-styled, gum-walled tyre onto the rim, but once on we found the herringbone tread really aided grip in all conditions.

When combined with a lightweight latex tube the tyres felt super-smooth and fast, giving a comfortable ride and feeling more like a tubular tyre.

Verdict

While we didn’t experience any punctures, the sidewalls felt flimsy and got cut up easily, making us worry about the durability of these otherwise very good tyres.