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Best tubeless road tyres 2022 | Ditch your inner tubes with these tubeless options

Best tubeless road tyres 2022 | Ditch your inner tubes with these tubeless options

Tubeless tyre technology has been around for some time for mountain bikes , and most gravel bikes will be ready to be set up tubeless…

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Tubeless tyre technology has been around for some time for mountain bikes , and most gravel bikes will be ready to be set up tubeless too, but it’s a comparatively new option for road cyclists.

However, there are an increasing array of options and most of the major tyre brands will now have tubeless road rubber in their ranges. It’s the same with wheels, with most wheelsets available tubeless-ready, and the makers of many old faithful models upgrading to offer tubeless compatibility.

So why should you set up your road bike tubeless and which tyres do we rate? Here’s a run down of the very best tubeless road tyres as tested by the BikeRadar test team. What is a tubeless tyre?

Since time immemorial, road bike riders have used tyres with separate inner tubes . And, since then, you’ve seen them standing by the roadside, bike wheel off, trying to patch up a pin-prick hole in that floppy black rubber ring.

Tubeless tyre technology does away with all (or at least most) of that. Instead of the air in your bike’s tyre being held in the inner tube, a tubeless tyre makes an airtight seal with the wheel rim.

To do that, the tyre and the rim are made with closer tolerances than a tubed tyre and wheel, and the rim has a tubeless valve screwed into it to make an airtight connection.

The rim also has to be sealed to keep air in. Some are airtight by design, with no spoke holes in […]

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