Challenge Elite Open Road tyre £35

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8


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


  • let down by questionable durability


Challenge Elite Open Road £35


Price as reviewed:

This product is featured in: 5 best road bike tyres for racing.

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.


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.