Challenge Elite Open Road £35

Challenge Elite Open Road tyre £35

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Score

8/10

Pros

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

Cons

  • let down by questionable durability

Price as reviewed:

£35

  • 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.