Continuing our look back at the last 12 months, we take a look at the road tyres that had our testers raving about rubber.
From the fast, benchmark-setting Michelin Krylion Carbon to the tough as old boots Schwalbe Durano Plus, we've reviewed racing and training tyres for all types of road cyclist. While the prices and specifications of these tyres vary, they all have one thing in common - a top rating.
Michelin Krylion Carbon
"The benchmark for fast, tough training tyres. Excellent mileage adds value"
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD
"Quick and conﬁdent with a supple feel, decent longevity and loads of options"
"Impressive – a real contender for the training tyre crown"
Schwalbe Durano Plus
"The toughest tyre available that won’t turn your road bike into a tank"
Specialized S-Works Turbo
"A good price and they roll well. Thin, supple sidewalls are vulnerable, though"
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season
"Works as a deluxe winter training tyre or a reliable race tyre"
Continental Grand Prix TT
"Speedy, lightweight tyres with impressive grip on dry roads"
"Has tough tread and rolls well. It's a tight fit though, and the sidewalls aren't that sturdy"
Specialized Turbo Pro
"Soft, supple and grippy, and good value too"
"Fast-rolling, grippy all-round tyres with clever features"
Vredestein Fortezza Quattro TriComp
"Not the fastest or toughest on test, but a really good all-year tyre"