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Choosing the touring bicycle tire

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kenda kwickroller bicycle tire
Kenda Kwick Roller was my touring bike stock tire. Rolls fast, light-weight, but I’ve got two punctures in the first 3 month, and it was summer, when the roads in my hood are clean and there’s almost no chance to catch broken glass. Good tire for the weekend hybrid bike, not so good for touring.
Schwalbe silento bicycle tire

Schwalbe silento performed well during two summer seasons. Excellent rolling and great grip - you’ll never fall to the inner side of the turn no matter the speed. Great for the summer time when there’s no small granite stones they use to make the roads not so slippery. This stones got sharp edges an sometimes contain small shark-tooth pieces of broken glass. Use this tires in summer, and never in winter.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta bicycle tires

Nokian Hakkapeliitta aka Suomi Tyres: great on ice, easy rolling compared to another winter tires, never punctured. Excellent tire for winter, you can even ride on the skating-rink safely.

Schwalbe Marathon Winter bicycle tire

Schwalbe Marathon Winter is another great winter tire, never punctured and provides excellent grip on ice. Haven’t tried on the skating rink but I’m pretty sure this tire can accomplish the challenge.

Continental Top Contact II Winter bicycle tire

Continental Top Contact II Winter never punctured, and the grip in the raw snow is good. However, spiked tires are better for winter, and this tire rolls not so fast on the clean road. May be good for some use cases but not for the road touring.

Schwalbe Energizer bicycle tire

Schwalbe Energizer is pretty close to Schwalbe Silento - fast rolling, pretty light and perfect for summer. Just don’t use it on the late autumn and winter roads: this tire don’t survive "shark teeth".

 

Schwalbe Marathon Cross bicycle tire

Schwalbe Marathon Cross is more robust than Silento and energizer, but it was so unlucky to catch one “shark tooth” on the snow-less winter road. And I continued my search for the best touring tire.

Schwalbe Energizer Tour Plus bicycle tire

Schwalbe Energizer Tour Plus offers the best puncture protection, and great rolling at the same time. After 2 seasons this tire got warn out: the shape is lost, some parts of the tire are fatter than the rest of it. Weird. So I moved on to Michelin Protek Max with 5mm puncture protection layer.

Michelin Protek Max

Michelin Protek Max is my favorite so far, it's been 6 month since I started using it and I'm still happy. I used my touring bike for a short sprint triathlon and for the longer cycling race of 90 kilometers and I can confirm this tire performs well.

All the tires in this review were bought for my travel bike. Most of them got warn out and were properly recycled, and some are still in use.


by Alex Belinski
I'm Alex, that crazy guy behind Ambalco cycling game.
And I'm nothing without the team.
We’ve got all the tips you need to have the trip o
When the sport event slot is booked, no more meani
Wherever you travel, your bike is your friend.
The truth is, your enemy is inside.
The most beautiful roads are here. Charming Island
Biking is 0% emissions, 100% emotion. And it's ano
Sharp turns, narrow road, crazy speed and tough co
For BMX riders, #bmxordie is all about living for
Indoor cycling game workouts can be exported to St
The fastest indoor cycling game setup in the whole
For Valentine's day, he gave me Chocolate Powerbar
It doesn't matter how many people are watching whe
Carpe diem \/ ^
Spotted @sarkanice
Just like it supposed to be: free unlimited entert
At least half of the day you work for the dead peo
Tons of videos gamified by our users
Minimal weignt? No! Clipless pedals? No! The secre
Indoor cycling made cool. Again.
Too much rain and hail even for tough guys - first
Try this at home!
Easy to measure, not-so-easy to change. But it's p
Some things are build to last. If not - rebuild!
It's not in China, and it's not Tour de France.
The robo-bike is here.

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