John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop, the father of the modern tyre

Nothing makes a bigger difference to the feel of your bike than your tyres.

Your choice of rubber also affects speed, ride comfort, reliability and puncture resistance. Choosing tyres means deciding which of a series of compromises works best for you: will you trade a little speed for fewer punctures or are you prepared to risk the occasional flat in pursuit of personal bests?

All road.cc articles on tyres

Road tubeless: everything you need to know
Your guide to road cycling tyres + 17 of the best
Buyer's guide to tubeless tyres — your options in new technology rubber
The best tyres to keep you cycling through winter​
How to fit a tubeless tyre
How to fit a clincher tyre
When should I change my tyres?
What width tyres are best for you?
How to choose your tyre pressure
Trend spotting: Why you need to switch to wider tyres