Bontrager Race Lite All Weather Plus tyre £24.99
25th Mar 2010 | 10:00
The name is a bit of a mouthful, but every bit stands for something good. At 265g this is no superlight folding tyre, but this more comfortably proportioned 25C is performance orientated, with a fast-rolling centre tread.
‘All Weather’ denotes the water dispersing tread patterns and siping (grooving) that equip it for the worst of the wet weather. The ‘Plus’ is not just for show either, but shorthand for Bontrager’s puncture resistant Kevlar sub-tread.
In use, they haven’t punctured once, and have given months of fast, trustworthy commuting in the wet and dry – plus the filthy conditions of the 100-mile Exmoor Beast sportive late last year.