7 Triathlon Race Tires for 2018

Race-day tires are one of the most worthwhile ways to upgrade your bike. Not only do quality tires reduce both aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance, which means more speed for less effort, they also provide a modicum of comfort—not to mention, they help keep you upright on your bike.

Remember: Never inflate your tires to the maximum number listed on the tire sidewall. The optimal tire pressure depends on your weight, the width of the wheel and your comfort vs. speed preference.

About the Author

Greg Kaplan,

A lifelong endurance sports athlete, Greg raced bikes on the road as a junior prior to changing his athletic focus to rowing. Upon retiring from elite rowing competition, Greg revisited his passion for racing bikes and also added some swimming and running into the mix, competing at the ITU Age Group World Championships on multiple occasions. He and his wife Shannon—also a rower, bike-racer, and triathlete—enjoy traveling, learning about wine and keeping up with their rescue cats when they are not training or racing.
A lifelong endurance sports athlete, Greg raced bikes on the road as a junior prior to changing his athletic focus to rowing. Upon retiring from elite rowing competition, Greg revisited his passion for racing bikes and also added some swimming and running into the mix, competing at the ITU Age Group World Championships on multiple occasions. He and his wife Shannon—also a rower, bike-racer, and triathlete—enjoy traveling, learning about wine and keeping up with their rescue cats when they are not training or racing.

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