Best road tyres of 2011

Slick rubber for your speedy steed

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

£34.99/$63.99

"The benchmark for fast, tough training tyres. Excellent mileage adds value"

Click here for a full review of the Michelin Krylion Carbon

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD

£37.99/$75

"Quick and confident with a supple feel, decent longevity and loads of options"

Click here for a full review of the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD

Schwalbe Durano

£32.99/$42.99

"Impressive – a real contender for the training tyre crown"

Click here for a full review of the Schwalbe Durano

Schwalbe Durano Plus

£32.99/$52.54

"The toughest tyre available that won’t turn your road bike into a tank"

Click here for a full review of the Schwalbe Durano Plus

Specialized S-Works Turbo

£39.99/$62.80

"Specialized's testing collaboration with Finland's Wheel Energy is definitely paying off – this is a fantastic new high-end road clincher"

Click here for a full review of the Specialized S-Works Turbo

Hutchinson Intensive

£29.99/$44.99

"A good price and they roll well. Thin, supple sidewalls are vulnerable, though"

Click here for a full review of the Hutchinson Intensive

Continental Grand Prix 4 Season

£42.95/$67

"Works as a deluxe winter training tyre or a reliable race tyre"

Click here for a full review of the Continental Grand Prix 4 season

Continental Grand Prix TT

£42.95

"Speedy, lightweight tyres with impressive grip on dry roads"

Click here for a full review of the Continental Grand Prix TT

Continental Gatorskin 

£28.95/$54.95

"Has tough tread and rolls well. It's a tight fit though, and the sidewalls aren't that sturdy"

Click here for a full review of the Continental Gatorskin

Specialized Turbo Pro

£34.99/$59.99

"Soft, supple and grippy, and good value too"

Click here for a full review of the Specialized Turbo Pro

Giant P-SL2

£29.99/$47.10

"Fast-rolling, grippy all-round tyres with clever features"

Click here for a full review of the Giant P-SL2

Vredestein Fortezza Quattro TriComp

£35/$65.99

"Not the fastest or toughest on test, but a really good all-year tyre"

Click here for a full review of the Vredestein Fortezza Quattro TriComp

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