Whether you're a keen cyclist or someone who just likes to take their bike for a spin every now and again, a reliable pair of bicycle tyres is essential. From mountain bike tyres to tyres for racing bikes, there's something to suit your ride. And with such a wide choice on offer, you could even have a second pair as a backup.
Choose Your Tyres Based on Your Bike
If you use your bike for on and off-road cycling there are tyres specifically designed to be used with hybrid bikes. These will give you enough grip when off-road, but be slick enough for commuting.
Mountain bike tyres are typically wider to fit the broader rims and have very textured surfaces to give extra grip over uneven ground. If you're worried about punctures then look out for tyres that come with spare inner tube and repair kits so you can make repairs as necessary.
Want to make sure you look good when you're riding? No problem, choose a brightly-coloured tyre to go on your bike. You can find tyres for BMX bikes in colours from pink to green, and even find tyres with a different colour on the inner and outer parts.
Choice of sizes
Ensuring that your tyre fits your wheel properly is essential to getting the best out of your tyres and providing a safe, smooth ride. Bicycle tyres are available in 20, 24, 26, 27.5 and 29 inches.
Branded or unbranded tyres?
If you're wondering whether to choose a well-known brand or something that's a little less recognisable, it's worth thinking about what you'll use your bike for and how often. If you're pushing your bike hard on the mountain trail or clocking up many miles on bicycle tours then you might prefer a robust, branded tyre. If you're using your bike for occasional commuting or leisure then a less robust tyre might work out to be more cost-effective.