BikeRadar Bargains: great deals on 5 of the fastest road tyres

Refresh your road bike for summer with these delectable deals

For this week's edition of BikeRadar Bargains, we've pulled together the best deals on five of the fastest options from our road bike tyres group test.

Whether you're looking for that extra smidge of watt-saving performance or are just looking to get some fresh new treads for the summer, a new set of tyres can massively transform the ride of your bike. 

And with up to 50 percent off some of this high-performance rubber you'd be mad not to try something new for the warm months ahead. 

Schwalbe Pro One Evo Tubeless — £66.99 £34.38

The Schwalbe Pro One tubeless was the fastest on test
The Schwalbe Pro One tubeless was the fastest on test

The lightweight, tubeless-ready Pro One came out on top in our group test and also performed admirably out on the road. If you value out-and-out speed over all else, this is the tyre for you. 

Michelin Power Competition — £37.99 £32.99

Michelin was the best clincher on test and it seems to have better durability than the Schwalbe and Specialized tubeless models
Michelin was the best clincher on test and it seems to have better durability than the Schwalbe and Specialized tubeless models

The Power Competition demands a mere 1w more effort than the Pro One and was also one of the cheapest tyres in our test. Now you can have it even cheaper with a £5 saving at Chain Reaction Cycles.

Specialized S-Works Turbo Cotton — £57.99 £50

The Specialized S-Works Turbo Cotton comes in 24 and 26mm models. We tested both and took the average for comparison to the other 25mm tires. It came third overall
The Specialized S-Works Turbo Cotton comes in 24 and 26mm models. We tested both and took the average for comparison to the other 25mm tires. It came third overall

The Turbo Cotton was one of our favourite tyres on test, with an excellent and super plush ride quality out on the road. The cool throwback look of the tan sidewalls are just an added bonus. 

Bontrager R4 320 — £48.12

Trek's house-brand tyre performed very well. It feels great on the road, too
Trek's house-brand tyre performed very well. It feels great on the road, too

The R4 really surprised us — for Trek's house brand tyre to perform as well as the venerable Continental GP 4000 S2 is a really impressive achievement and we found the ride quality of these supple tyres to be "as smooth as silk". 

Trek, Bontrager's parent company, runs a strict fixed-pricing scheme, but we have found them with a small discount at Swinnerton Cycles.

Continental Grand Prix 4000 S2 — £54.95 £30.99

The Continental Grand Prix 4000 has long been a great tyre and the S2 is no exception
The Continental Grand Prix 4000 has long been a great tyre and the S2 is no exception

The GP 4000 S2 has been the gold standard for high performance clincher tyres for some time now and while some other tyres may roll faster, we've always found these to wear exceptionally well. And with a 43 percent discount currently at Evans, you'd be mad not to invest in these great all-round tyres. 

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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