Our Favorite Tires for Road, Gravel, and Mountain

January 13, 2021

It is conventional wisdom that most bike tires will last 1000-3000 miles on average. Depending on how often you ride this can be as often as every 6 months. If it’s time for new tires on your bike, consider some of these shop favorites for road, gravel, and mountain bikes.

Specialized Turbo Pro

Specialized has been really stepping up their tires in recent years and a standout tire in our minds in the Specialized Turbo Pro. This tire features a great tread, supple casing, and unrivaled GRIPTON® compound, extremely low rolling resistance, and superior cornering traction. Put it all together, and you’ll be climbing and descending with confidence and speed.

SPECIALIZED TURBO PRO 700 X 28 – 2021

Panaracer GravelKing

Panaracer makes reliable tires for gravel biking. The tried and true GravelKing is a high-performance all-road tire that can handle a wide variety of road or trail conditions and performs well through a wide range of inflation levels. The nearly smooth tread keeps rolling resistance low. At $50, they won’t break the bank either.

PANARACER GRAVELKING TIRE – 650B X 48, TUBELESS, FOLDING, BLACK/BROWN

Maxxis DHF

The Minion DHF from Maxxis is a great tire that is intended for the front but also works great on the rear. It has become the benchmark for riders wanting maximum control in loose and muddy conditions. The directional ramped center knobs provide low rolling resistance and signature channel cut side knobs provide excellent cornering traction. This tire thrives in loose, loose over hard, medium, and wet conditions.

MAXXIS MINION DHF TIRE – 29 X 2.5, TUBELESS, FOLDING, BLACK, 3C MAXX TERRA, EXO+, WIDE TRAIL