Chalenge Elite Open review

Seven of the best summer tyres, road, tyre, Challenge-Elite
Cycling Weekly Verdict

As with similar tyres, the sidewalls are susceptible to cuts, so be warned: stay out of the gutter.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Performs well in wet and dry conditions

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Sidwalls susceptible to cuts

Under-cutting some of the big-name tyres in our test, Challenge is trying to come back to the fore in the UK. The brand offers good value for money.

Thanks in part to its herringbone tread, the Elite performs well in wet or dry conditions and with its supple construction gives great road feel.