Our favourite components & tyres
There are elements of your bike that need constant attention. You will at some point need to change tyres, drivetrain and and maybe think about the odd upgrade. We wanted to show you the brands and upgrade components that we trust and which we use ourselves.
Getting tyres right is the most important factor. You need to ensure that they match your style of riding and the local conditions. Cheap is definitely not always best when buying tyres. And, when you’re looking at an obvious upgrade, the wheels are the first thing to make a real difference.
Take a look below and find out what we trust and use on our own bikes.
PIRELLI SCORPION MTB TYRE
Take to the trails with this iconic brand from Italy. We test their latest mtb tyres in Transylvania with Larisa Chinces.
PIRELLI P ZERO ROAD TYRE
Top quality road rubber from this famous Italian brand, back in the cycling world and ready to bring their expertise to cycling.
VITTORIA RUBINO PRO CONTROL ROAD TYRE
Translate ‘Rubino’ from Italian and it comes out as ‘bright red gemstone. The Italian tyre gurus at Vittoria obviously hold their new graphene road tyre in high regard – and, it does indeed perform extremely well, like a gem!
VITTORIA CORSA 4C ROAD TYRE
Fast rolling performance tyre with superb grip,the Corsa range is designed for riders who want speed and grip. It’s a tyre that rides smooth and holds you firm.
VITTORIA CORSA CONTROL ROAD TYRE
The Corsa Control is designed to perform in challenging conditions, when surfaces are slippery and uneven. It feels light, supple, and has a subtle tread pattern.
VITTORIA MARTELLO ENDURO TYRE
With Enduro now the most popular mtb activity in the UK and growing globally, Vittoria have invested time and energy into developing this active tyre.
VITTORIA MEZCAL MTB TYRE
Okay, let’s get to the facts: this is a fast tyre and it’s a damn good XC tyre, biting into the dirt with a singing sound as it eats the gravel. There you go then, what more do you need to know!
VITTORIA BARZO TRAIL TYRE
A great trail tyre, the Barzo, with a medium block pattern across the tread width, helps the rider to handle and tackle the more technical and the more loamy trails.
VITTORIA RUBINO PRO ENDURANCE ROAD TYRE
The Rubino Pro Endurance has been thought out for those times when maximum grip is required and a good deal of puncture resistance. In these areas the tyres that we tested excelled.
VITTORIA BOMBOLONI FATBIKE TYRE
29er Fat Bike tyre for adventure seekers on big bikes; we decided to test this out at the world class Dalby Forest trail centre
HUTCHINSON FUSION 5 GALACTIK ROAD TYRE
The dual compound rubber provides a soft area on the road surface band around the centre, working reasonably well in terms of gripping the tarmac surface.
HUTCHINSON FUSION 5 PERFORMANCE ROAD TYRE
A high performance fast rolling tyre with the necessary grip and longevity. We test the 23 tyre, which despite the sizing, performed well in all areas.
HUTCHINSON INTENSIVE 2 HARDSKIN ROAD TYRE
Billed as a tyre suitable for long distance and training, the Intensive 2 has been made with durability, comfort and grip in mind
ROTOR Q-RINGS FOR ROAD BIKE
Performance road bike chain rings to help maximise output. These specialist rings are an ideal upgrade for the keen rider.
ROTOR Q-RINGS FOR MTB
Performance chain rings that’ll help you to climb those technical trails, by maximising your power output and pedal stroke.
OSYMETRIC OVAL ROAD CHAIN RINGS
With 4 Tour France wins behind him, we thought that we’d see how these rings could help the average cyclist.
ABSOLUTE BLACK CHAIN RINGS
Performance oval chain rings from this young British company, designed to help you to get the most from your cycling.
CYCLING CERAMIC BB & JOCKEY WHEELS
Performance upgrade for your drivetrain from this specialist French company. Hand made in France, to maximise output.
Our Favourite Component Upgrades