Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre system is the fastest? (video)

As road cyclists we have three different wheel tyre systems available - Clinchers, tubular and tubeless. We performed some experiments to determine which has the lowest rolling resistance and is fastest.

Traditionally, cyclists often assume that tubular tyres are the fastest, as they are still the choice of most professional riders.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.