Pirelli Cinturato Road Clincher tire review - puncture resistance with tube-type convenience

As an all-weather workhorse, the Cinturatos are grippy, reliable and spare you the faff of tubeless

Pirelli Cinturato Road Clincher tires mounted on a rim
(Image credit: Tim Russon)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you are looking for a durable, puncture-resistant tube-type road tire that won’t suck the joy out of training or commuting, then Pirelli’s Cinturato Road tire is definitely worth considering. It balances speed, longevity and toughness nicely but size up if possible for more comfort.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to fit

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    Good depth of rubber

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    Bead-to-bead puncture protection

Reasons to avoid
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    Stiff sidewalls

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    Narrower than billed

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Pirelli’s Cinturato Road tire sits at the durable end of its six-tire road line-up, claiming to offer "maximum protection and comfort". Available in 700c by 26, 28, 32 and 35mm widths, its main selling points are the bead-to-bead puncture protection and durability, so it can be used all year round without worry.

It is also not tubeless compatible, so it provides a tube-type option for all-weather riders, making it ideal for commuting and long-distance training rides. Pirelli even suggests that it can perform as a light gravel tire too, presumably in the 35mm version rather than the 26mm.

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Tim Russon

Tim Russon is a writer and photographer who has worked in the outdoor and cycling industry for over 20 years. He can’t remember a time when he didn’t own a bike and has road, gravel, mountain and retro bikes in the shed. His favourite place to ride is the Dolomites, a simply stunning area which has breathtaking views and incredible roads combined with lovely food and great wine.

He prefers long, hot climbs in the big mountains, but as he lives on the edge of the Peak District he has to make do with short, cold climbs most of the time instead.