Challenge Elite Open Road review

Challenge Elite Open Road tyre £35

Cycling Weekly 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.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    A fast and smooth-rolling tyre that offers good grip

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    let down by questionable durability

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.