Why Are Bike Tyres So Confusing? | Types & Details Explained!
Published on March 19th 2023
Bike tyres, they’re perhaps the most important part of your bike, but not all of us know much about them! What’s the difference between tubular, clinchers and tubeless? What do hookless and 700c mean? Alex breaks down everything you need to know about bicycle tyres, from their origins to types, sizes, casings and compounds. 00:00 Intro 00:39 Origin of the Tyre 01:09 Role of Tyres 02:18 Road Bike Tyres 02:56 Types of Tyre 04:00 Tyre Width 05:07 Tyre Pressure 06:25 Tyre Size 07:47 Tyre Casing 08:37 Tyre Compound 09:48 Hookless Tyres 10:10 Summary Useful Links: GCN+ | Every. Unmissable. Moment. 👉 https://gcn.eu/8xw Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival 👉 https://gcn.eu/GBF2023 Download the GCN App for free 👉 https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop 👉 https://gcn.eu/shop-spring-race Join the GCN Club 👉 https://gcnclub.com GCN Training Plans 👉 https://gcn.eu/gcntp Do you prefer clinchers, tubulars or tubeless? 👇 Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more... 📹 Hookless Rims Explained 👉 https://youtu.be/clpoHHY-ZLA 📹 Watch _Reinventing The Wheel_ on GCN+ 👉 https://gcn.eu/7DA 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gcntech.co/EditorsChoice 📹 Watch the latest GCN Tech Show 👉 https://gcntech.co/GCNTechShow 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Sunyashniki - Voodulce After Hours - Phello Can I Hold You Again - John Runefelt Does Not Compute - Lofive Exits - Felix Johansson Carne Horror Crescendo 1 - SFX Producer Orizon - Bonsaye Overcast - Phello Palma - Andre Aguado Riser Airy Crescendo - SFX Producer Sunny Side Up - Golden Age Radio #gcntech #gcn #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #bike #bikes #bikelife #tyres #biketech #explained 📸 Photos - © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Sprint Cycling Agency Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech is the only channel you need for all things bike tech – past, present and future. Simply put, we’re obsessed with tech: we seek out and showcase the best in bikes, components, tech, accessories, upgrades and more from races and events, tech shows and product launches across the globe to bring you the best in road bike technology. We’ve also got great maintenance videos to help you get the most from your bike; pro-bike tours from all the biggest races; special features and the weekly GCN Tech Show. We also take a deeper look into the future of cycling, apps, smart tech and virtual riding. Join us on the channel and the GCN App to submit your content, vote on the latest tech and keep abreast of exciting new trends. Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: https://gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Silca: https://gcn.eu/Silca Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Español - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Français - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Racing - https://gmbn.eu/GMBNracing GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn