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Goodyear has been at the forefront of tyre manufacture since their famous winged logo first appeared on a bicycle tyre in 1898. As motorsport developed, so did the demand for better performing tyres, bringing rubber compounds and tyre technologies on leaps and bounds. Now, with the demands of cyclists getting more diverse, Goodyear has expanded their Ultra High Performance range to include a genius new take on tubeless road tyres while continuing to refine their traditional clinchers too.
Innovative New Road Tubeless Technologies
In a master stroke of evolution, Goodyear has taken the tubeless-ready tyre standard to new heights by installing a multi-compound material layer to their Road-UHP tyre casing. The Tubeless Liner is designed to be less porous, maintaining better air retention, and resisting the absorption of sealant. So, while it might add a little extra weight to the tyre, it also ensures more of the sealant remains in the air chamber, ready to do its job when you really need it.
Dual Angle Bead
Getting your road tubeless tyres to seat properly can be a real test of your patience. To help you get it right first time, Goodyear has designed the Dual Angle Bead. Looking at a cross-section of the bead, you can clearly see a lip of rubber, designed to make contact with the rim bed, so you can achieve a primary seal before the bead seats fully into the rim wall under the pressure of full inflation. This should make installation much easier for the majority of home mechanics.
Forward Facing Fitment
Keeping an eye on the future and the trend for wheel manufacturers to refine their rim shapes to better utilise a tubeless setup, the Tubeless Complete range of Goodyear tyres is compatible with both ‘hooked’ Tubeless Crochet (TC) and ‘hookless’ Tubeless Straight Sidewall (TSS) rims.
It’s worth noting that the clincher tyres in the new range are designed specifically for use with tubes and are only compatible with hooked Crotchet rims.
Exploring the Full Goodyear UHP Road Tyre Range
Goodyear's new Tubeless Complete system is an exciting innovation, and you'll find it applied to a range of road tyres that cater for all kinds of riding styles and conditions. For riders that favour a more traditional setup, Goodyear's range of clincher tyres has also grown and includes some of the lightest premium high performance options on the market. Let's check out the full Goodyear Ultra High Performance Road Tyre range.
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport Road Tyres
This top of the range offering from Goodyear features the Dynamic:GSR Compound with impeccable grip and low rolling resistance, promising to be a very fast tyre indeed. Available in both standard clincher and Tubeless Complete variants; with the clincher enjoying R:Shield puncture protection and the tubeless version benefitting from the abovementioned innovative new liner.
Supple 120tpi casing keeps the ride soft and the weight low, with the 25mm clincher version tipping the scales at just 190 grams. Pair these with some latex tubes and enjoy explosive acceleration. Sizes range from 23c to 28c in both tubeless and clincher options.
Goodyear Eagle F1 Road Tyres
If you favour road riding for fitness and fun over out and out racing, but still demand high performance, the Eagle F1 is the choice for you. Whether you choose tubeless or clincher tyres with tubes, you’ll enjoy the same compound as the SuperSport version, with a little extra rubber for additional durability.
The size-specific R:Shield layer is a little wider on the clincher model than on the SuperSport too, so you’re better protected against punctures. The tubeless version enjoys the same Tubeless Complete design features as the SuperSport. As well as standard road widths, the plus-size tubeless and plus-size clincher versions of this tyre are available in 30c and 32c widths.
Goodyear Eagle Sport Road Tyres
Goodyear quality for every budget, the Eagle Sport is a great training tyre with a Dynamic:Pace compound that still promotes low rolling resistance and strong puncture protection, negating the need for an additional puncture protection layer. The 60tpi casing is supple, helping to improve comfort on everyday rides and the folding bead keeps the weight down. This option is only available in a clincher version for using with tubes in a traditional hooked rim setup. The 25c version weighs just 250 grams, making it a fantastic value tyre.
Bad Weather? Whatever!
Whether the conditions are miserable, the seasons are changing, or you just really, really hate punctures, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons is the choice for you.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Road Tyres
With 8.7% more wet grip than the Dynamic:GSR compound, Goodyear’s Dynamic:Silica4 is the perfect compound for year-round training and group riding. Abrasion resistance is also boosted a little, but the majority of the impressive puncture resistance comes from two key components beneath. The R:Armour Protection layer is a bead to bead anti-cut material, while the 30mm wide R:Shield is a dedicated anti-puncture belt. Great ride quality is assured by the 120tpi casing which keeps the weight way down too.
The Tubeless Complete version has a ‘belts and braces’ approach to puncture protection, combining the same R:Armour and R:Shield protection layers as the clincher version with an additional Tubeless Liner for unrivalled confidence in your sealant doing its job. There is a lot of technology in this tyre, and the 25mm tubeless version weighs just 290 grams with the clincher tipping the scales at just 235 grams.
Whatever your fitness level, riding style, wheel setup and budget, Goodyear’s new range of Ultra High Performance road tyres is sure to have an option that fits.