What bike tyres to choose?
Bike tyres are specifically designed for the purpose and activity intended, be it on-road, off-road or a mixture of both.
The choice can look huge at first, but once you know the basics your selection process is simplified greatly.
The Wiggle tyre buying guides linked below, are here to help you and your decision making. The Wiggle customer reviews on products are well worth reading as a way of seeing what other cyclists think of a product. Our customers find these reviews very useful and we highly recommend reading them to fuel your knowledge on a product before you make a purchase.
Tyres are arguably the most important part of your cycling arsenal. Having a good quality frame kitted out with the right components is an important step in achieving a successful cycle ride, but all the kit in the world will never substitute the importance of being equipped with the right tyre for you and your bike.
Road bike tyres guide
A road tyre is designed specifically for riding on the road. A good road tyre offers a smooth tread pattern, a balance of aerodynamics, low rolling resistance and comfort for the rider.
Mountain bike tyres guide
A mountain bike tyre is specifically designed for off road riding or trail riding. A good mountain bike tyre will provide low rolling resistance, ample grip and provide a degree of cushioning that will enhance the quality of your ride.
Commuter bike tyres guide
A commuter bike tyre is specifically designed for commuting/road riding. The tyre will need to be grippy, durable and offer the rider sufficient speed for commuting purposes. Commuter tyres are usually wider than a road tyre and offer a larger contact area and will provide more comfort. Wider tyres can also be less prone to punctures and provide more grip.