Bicycle tyresSchwalbe55-406 Big Apple Plus 20x2.15 mit Pannenschutz HS430 black55-40620 inchFolding tyre35.94 €
Bicycle tyresKenda62-203 Khan K-935 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 black62-20312.5 inchFolding tyre36.71 €
Bicycle tyresKenda47-305 Khan K-935 16 x 1.75 black47-30516 inchFolding tyre36.74 €
Bicycle tyresKujo57-203, KU-2009 Tony T, EPI 22, Clincher tyre, black57-20312.5 inchFolding tyre37.16 €
Bicycle tyresKujo62-203, KU-2005 One 0 One A, TPI 22, Clincher tyre, black62-20312.5 inchFolding tyre37.20 €
Bicycle tyresKenda47-406 Khan K-935 20 x 1.75 black47-40620 inchFolding tyre37.79 €
Bicycle tyresKenda62-203, K-921 Fish, EPI 22, Clincher tyre, black62-20312.5 inchFolding tyre37.93 €
Bicycle tyresKenda47-305, K-853, EPI 22, Clincher tyre, black47-30516 inchFolding tyre38.05 €
Bicycle tyresKenda47-406 MTB K-831A 20 x 1.75 black47-40620 inchFolding tyre38.05 €
Bicycle tyresKenda47-305, K-935 Khan, EPI 22, Clincher tyre, black47-30516 inchFolding tyre38.09 €
Bicycle tyresKujo47-305, KU-2009 Tony T, TPI 22, Clincher tyre, black47-30516 inchFolding tyre38.12 €
Bicycle tyresKujo47-305, KU-2005 One 0 One A, TPI 22, Clincher tyre, black47-30516 inchFolding tyre38.29 €
They are the classics when it comes to bicycle tyres: in spite of numerous innovations, clincher tyres continue to be the standard. They are increasingly used for everyday bikes in particular – such as city bikes and children's bikes. For enthusiastic competitive cyclists, there are now models that better meet their high requirements in the long term. For occasional bike rides, when cycling to the shops, and even simple mountain biketours, clincher tyres are, however, an excellent choice.
How are clincher tyres constructed?
Bicycle tyres feature different constructions depending on the type, however, the fundamental elements remain the same. There is the so-called carcass, the bead core, and the rubber tread. Clinchers, have a wire running through the core or bead core, which allows them to "clinch" to the rim - hence their name. This core gives the tyre its diameter and ensures that it remains securely on the rim. The carcass gives the tyre stability, although the material used will depend on the model and manufacturer. Manufacturers such as Schwalbe or Continental offer high-performance clincher tyres of the highest quality, at fair prices.
What are the advantages of clincher tyres?
Clincher tyres are available for almost all bicycle types, and in all standard diameters. They come in various designs; for example, with trekking tread, with particularly high roll resistance, or with special rubber coatings to protect against cuts and other damage. As such, when selecting the right clincher tyre you can also take the terrain into account, without having to go for special tyres. In addition, due to their production and the technology used, clincher tyres are cheaper than other tyre variants – if you have to fit your entire family's bikes with new tyres, then this is no insignificant factor.
Practical too: clincher tyres can be easily fitted and removed. With the right expertise, you can quickly fit the tyres yourself. Those who cycle to work are sure to appreciate the ability to quickly change a flat tyre. Clincher tyres are also robust and easy to maintain. In contrast to tubeless models, they do not have to be maintained. With regard to safety in case of an accident, the clincher option also scores points: even in the event of major damage, they tend not to jump off the rims.
The advantages of clincher tyres, at a glance:
- Available in many designs
- Simple fitting
- Low cost factor
- Particularly robust, will not be immediately damaged, even at low tyre pressure
- Greater hold on the rim
What disadvantages must be taken into account?
On account of their solid construction, in contrast to tubeless, tubular, and folding tyres, clincher tyres have a higher tare weight. If the bike should or must be carried, often over longer distances, this can become burdensome over time. The wire on the inside means that the tyres are not so easy to transport. And they cannot be folded either. Those who wish to carry replacement tyres with them on longer tours would be better advised to go for folding tyres. When it comes to puncture protection, clincher tyres can no longer always keep up with tubeless variants, but on the other hand, changing them in the event of more significant damage is relatively simple.
The disadvantages of clincher tyres, at a glance
- High tare weight
- Not as puncture-proof as other variants
- The roll resistance is sometimes higher than with folding tyres
Conclusion: the perfect tyre type for everyday bikes
For everyday use, and for low-level or moderate sporting activity, clincher tyres are the ideal choice. Most bicycles are compatible with this type of tyre, replacement is simple, and there is no special maintenance required. At the same time, the selection is so large that personal requirements can be taken into account. For dedicated touring cyclists and racers, folding tyres and tubular tyres are better suited.