No other single component of the bicycle has a bigger job to do than the humble road bike tyre. Whilst frames, wheels and groupsets tend to be touted as the glamorous bits of a bike, it’s these thin strips of rubber that really are the stars of the show. After all, without them your bike wouldn’t go very far would it?
And in many ways how your bike performs comes down to the tyres you run. Get the right tyres and you can go faster, longer and with less wasted effort. The best tyres can help with cornering grip, wet weather safety and can be more resistant to punctures. But as with any good bike component, tyres can cost a lot of money, which is where these deals come in.
Here, we’ve found the best deals on a selection of tyres that we have either ridden, or we know the brand and trust in the quality of its product from our years of riding bikes. With the race season and dry roads just around the corner, now is a great to bag a bargain and upgrade your old rubber to add some real performance gains to your riding.
The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). With each product is a ‘Buy Now’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.
Nine best Road Tyre deals
Vittoria Corsa G+ was £54.99 now £34.99
Read more: Vittoria Corsa G+ review
There’s a reason why so many pro teams run Vittoria tyres (even if they might not shout about it!) One of the quickest tyres on the market, the Vittoria Corsa is a simple way of adding some free speed for your ride. We gave this tyre 9/10 when we last tested it.
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 700c Clincher Folding Road Tyre was £44.95 now £27.99
Read more: Continental GP4000S II review
Until the launch of the latest Grand Prix 5000, the 4000S II was THE go-to tyre for riders wanting to boost performance. The good news is, a bit like when any new version comes out, the prices go down. This is still a cracking tyre to put on your bike and at this price its a complete bargain!
Continental GP5000 was £59.99 now £39.99
Read more: Continental GP5000 review
And if you must have the latest Continental tyre, the GP5000 can also be had for a bargain price if you know where to look!
Pirelli P Zero Velo was £39 now £34.99
Read more: Pirelli P Zero Velo review
Formula 1 tyre provider Pirelli dropped back into the bicycle tyre business with this, the P Zero Velo in 2017. Aimed as a super fast yet durable tyre for everything from racing to sportive use, we loved it so much it won our acclaimed Editors Choice award in 2018. Okay, this isn’t much a price drop but the Pirelli P Zero is a bit of a bargain even at full price already.
Specialized S Works Turbo Cotton was £58 now £54
Read more: Specialized S Works Turbo Cotton review
The cotton in the title refers to the material used to make the carcass of the S Works turbo. Cotton makes it extremely flexible and supple, able to conform to the slightest road imperfection, maintaining contact and therefore grip and speed. All features that make the S Works Turbo a pretty desirable tyre to fit and worthy of a 9/10 on our last review.
Michelin Power Competition was £47.99 now £30.64
Read more: Michelin Power Competition review
We still rate the Michelin Power Competition tyres amongst our favourites and Michelin claims low rolling resistance too, which is backed up by our own testing. Coming in at around 200g, they’re light and we’ve found they offer excellent durability. It may be among the few road tyres yet to offer a tubeless option, but we’ve awarded the Power Competition an Editor’s Choice award as one of our favourite components we’ve used in 2018.
Continental Gatorksin Duraskin was £32.95 now £23.95
Read more: Continental Gatorksin review
The benchmark in durability. Continental Gatorskin tyres have been helping riders weather the rough roads and inclement conditions for years. Still a perennial favourite if you really don’t want to have to deal with punctures.
Panaracer Race A Evo was £39.99 now £27.49
Read more: Panaracer Race A Evo review
Developed and engineered in Japan, Panaracer has over 50 years of experience making high performance tyres. The Panaracer Race A Evo 3 is a tyre intended for all-weather use, with a good degree of puncture protection while still offering good rolling resistance, good grip and a supple feel. An update on the previous Evo 2 version, the Race A sits in between the Race D, which has increased sidewall puncture protection and is slightly heavier, and the Race L.
Schwalbe Pro One Evo MicroSkin TL-Easy Folding Road Tyre was £66.99 now £38.95
The Pro One is Schwalbe’s top of the line tyre and this version features the ability to run it tubeless. This gives it increased puncture protection and, thanks to the lower pressures you can run when tubeless, a much more comfortable ride.
That’s all the deals for now, be sure to check back again at a later date!