Now the summer is in full swing it’s time to ditch those heavy duty winter tyres for something lighter with a little more nimbleness that’ll give your rides a little more zip.
Summer tyres are designed to be a little more supple, a little lighter and a little more fun out on the road, offering plenty of grip without hurting durability or puncture protection too much.
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.
Continental Grand Prix 5000 twin pack were £119.98, now £79.99
Read more: Continental Grand Prix 5000
Of course, the GP 5000 is an ‘all-round’ tyre. You do have the benefit of the newly improved Vectran Breaker layer, the polymer which forms a multi-strand thread and acts as a blockade against foreign objects such as thorns, glass or flint.
This is said to be improved by 20 per cent in the new GP 5000. Its addition marks it out in the tubeless world as it means it’s not just sealant keeping you from flats, though you do pay a weight penalty of around 100g.
Schwalbe One 25mm tyre was £49.99 now £23.99
Schwalbe was an early adopter of tubeless tyre tech and its Schwalbe One tyre benefits from its expertise, with Double Defense anti-puncture protection including its SnakeSkin sidewall protection.
Vittoria Corsa G+ twin pack was £109.99 now £59.99
Read more: Vittoria Corsa G+ road tyre
A fast rolling, grippy tyre, the Vittoria Corsa G+ tyres also come with a thicker carcass than the previous version for improved longevity and puncture protection, especially in the wet. The tan sidewalls look superb on carbon rims too!
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control G+ Isotech tyre was £39.99 now from £19.99
Vittoria’s workhorse Rubino Pro range benefits from the same grapheme containing compounds as used in its flashier Corsa tyres. So you get good wet and dry grip and fast rolling. Plus the Control version is built tougher, for better protection from UK road surfaces.
Or get the lighter weight non-Control version.
Vittoria Terreno Mix G+ TNT cyclocross tyre was £44.99 now £29.99
The Terreno range of cyclocross tyres benefits from the same graphene rubber as the road tyre range, plus it’s tubeless ready. With a mixed tread that isn’t too high profile, the Terreno Mix has good rolling resistance but still enough grip to get you through the early season races.
Veloflex Record were £44.99, now £29.49
A super fast race tyre with a narrow width could be your ultimate summer tyre for fast rides. Veloflex was the choice of Team Sky for many years as they thought they offered the fastest choice for the big major Tours! They won’t last forever but you should have fun with them in the meantime.
Continental GP 4 Season tyre was £54.95 now £34.99
Available in sizes from 23mm up to 32mm, the GP 4 Season is a great tyre for wet winter roads, with excellent grip and a deep tread pattern, to ensure you stay rubber side up however bad the conditions.
Michelin Power Competition tyre was £47.99 now £33.99
The Michelin Power Competition is Michelin’s fast rolling race tyre in its newest Power range. It’s designed to roll fast, but still doesn’t skimp on durability and puncture protection and we placed it on our exclusive Editor’s Choice list for 2018 too.
Mavic Yksion Elite 25mm tyre was £34.99 now £14.99
Mavic tyres usually come fitted to the brand’s wheels, but you can also buy them as a stand-alone item. Its tyres benefit from all the same tech as the major brands, with the same fast rolling, grippy compounds used as by some leading brands.
Don’t forget to look out for more bargains from the on-line retailers coming up soon.