Good value training tyre for road cycling
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Triple compound winter training tyre
Puncture resistant and fast rolling
Good puncture resistance
Shrugs off sharps like a solid rubber ball
All-round training rubber
Budget race rubber
Twin compound rubber
Upgraded urban rubber
Tough, yet light touring rubber
Part of a new breed of wide profile, free-running tyres
Forget suspension seatposts and suspension forks, if you want a comfortable city bike you want fat slicks. They're light, simple and relatively cheap
New for 2006, the Marathon Racer is more than 100g lighter than the Marathon Slick thanks to a Kevlar bead and thinner sidewalls.
The Ricorso is an 8 bar (115psi) training tyre. It's a skinwall with a wire bead. The centre tread is lined longitudinally, while the shoulders have a file pattern.
We last tested the City Contact in C 144. Since then one has spent a cumulative total of about a year on the back of my town bike. Today's version is essentially the same tyre,
The Kaliente L3R Pro features their unique Iron Cloak technology, which they claim provides the ultimate puncture resistance with its aramid casing - and what's more, it actually seems to work.
The Contact Security is Conti's answer to Schwalbe's Marathon Plus. There's a thick, springy layer of rubber under the tread that even a drawing pin won't penetrate. Rolling performance was significantly lower than the Schwalbe, due to the greater width.
Hutchinson set their stall out in the name of this tyre. It's meant a fast training (or even racing) tyre, and it has a different-density rubber breaker-strip under the tread.
Mountain bike slick
The Pasela is often described as a touring or hybrid tyre. In its 700x25C, 8bar incarnation it's viable as a training or fast commuting tyre.
Once upon a time, S.Licks was the only name you needed to know when buying 26in slicks. Today other tyres have gained ground while the S.Licks hasn't changed.
The Kwick Roller Sport is essentially a street tyre for urban mountain bikes or - in this size - hybrids. It will also serve on commuting road bikes with enough clearance or as a recreational tyre