Lightest Road Bike Tires List

I have taken a look at all the bike tire manufacturers and put together this list of weights sorted by size and whether they are tubed or tubeless.  I have also given the lightest weight winner and runner up for each category.  If you want lightweight tires, this list is for you. 

Tubed Tires

23mm Tubed

Lightest tire for tubed 700x23C is a tie between the Maxxis High Road SL and Panaracer Agilest Light Folding tire.  Both have a weight of 160 grams putting them quite a bit lower than much of the competition.  Kenda Valkyrie comes in third at 178 grams.

Maxxis High Road SL Tire

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  • Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite Clincher 700x23C190 grams
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 700x23C – 200 grams
  • Continental Ultra Sport III 700x23C – 245 grams
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 700x23C – 190 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie 700x23C – 178 grams
  • Maxxis High Road SL 700x23C – 160 grams
  • Michelin Power Cup 700x23C – 205 grams
  • Panaracer Agilest Light Folding Tire 700x23C – 160 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One 700x23C – 215 grams
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo 700x24C – 210 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x23C – 230 grams

25mm Tubed

Lightest tire for tubed 700x25C is another tie between the Maxxis High Road SL and Panaracer Agilest Light Folding tire.  This time they both weigh 170 grams.  Kenda Valkyrie comes in third at 182 grams. 

Panaracer Agilest Light Tire

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  • American Classic Timekeeper 700x25C – 210 grams
  • Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite Clincher 700x25C – 210 grams
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 700x25C – 225 grams
  • Continental Ultra Sport III 700x25C – 265 grams
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 700x25C – 200 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie 700x25C – 182 grams
  • Maxxis High Road SL 700x25C – 170 grams
  • Michelin Power Cup 700x25C – 215 grams
  • Panaracer Agilest Light Folding Tire 700x25C – 170 grams
  • Panaracer Gravelking Slick Folding Tire 700x26C – 240 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One 700x25C – 235 grams
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo 700x26C – 220 grams
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton LTD 700x26C – 240 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x25C – 250 grams

28mm Tubed

Lightest tire for tubed 700x28C is the Maxxis High Road SL coming in at a mere 180 grams.  Second place goes to the Panaracer Agilest Folding tire.

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  • American Classic Timekeeper 700x28C – 235 grams
  • Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite Clincher 700x28C – 225 grams
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 700x28C – 240 grams
  • Continental Ultra Sport III 700x28C – 265 grams
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 700x28C – 220 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie 700x28C – 235 grams
  • Maxxis High Road SL 700x28C – 180 grams
  • Michelin Power Cup 700x28C – 240 grams
  • Panaracer Agilest Folding Tire 700x28C – 210 grams
  • Panaracer Gravelking Slick Folding Tire 700x28C – 270 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One 700x28C – 250 grams
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo 700x28C – 240 grams
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton LTD 700x28C – 260 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x28C – 270 grams

30mm Tubed

Lightest tire for tubed 700x30C is the Continental Grand Prix 5000 at 255 grams.  Second place goes to the American Classic Timekeeper at 260 grams a budget friendly tire.

Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tire

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  • American Classic Timekeeper 700x30C – 260 grams
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 700x30C – 255 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie 700x30C – 265 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One 700x30C – 280 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x30C – 300 grams

32mm Tubed

Lightest tire for tubed 700x32mm is the Contintental Grand Prix 5000 at 285 grams.  Second place goes to a very versatile tire, the Gravelking Slick folding tire at 290 grams.

  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 700x32C – 285 grams
  • Continental Ultra Sport III 700x32C – 410 grams
  • Panaracer Gravelking Slick Folding Tire 700x32C – 290 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One 700x32C – 310 grams

Tubeless

25mm Tubeless

Lightest tire of tubeless 700x25C is the Panaracer Agilest TLR at 220 grams.  Second place goes to the Hutchinson Fusion 5 TR at 245 grams.

Panaracer Agilest TLR Tire

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  • American Classic Timekeeper TLR 700x25C – 295 grams
  • Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite TLR 700x25C – 285 grams
  • Continental GP5000S TR 700x25C – 250 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie TLR 700x25C – 252 grams
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 TR 700x25C – 245 grams
  • Maxxis High Road SL Carbon TR 700x25C – 285 grams
  • Michelin Power Cup TLR 700x25C – 260 grams
  • Panaracer Agilest TLR 700x25C – 220 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One Tubeless 700x25C – 265 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR 700x25C – 305 grams

28mm Tubeless

Lightest tire for tubeless 700x28C is the Panaracer Agilest TLR at 250 grams.  Second place goes to the Hutchinson Fusion 5 TR at 270 grams. 

Hutchinson Fusion 5 Tire

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  • American Classic Timekeeper TLR 700x28C – 320 grams
  • Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite TLR 700x28C – 300 grams
  • Continental GP5000S TR 700x28C – 280 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie TLR 700x28C – 283 grams
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 TR 700x28C – 270 grams
  • Maxxis High Road SL Carbon TR 700x28C – 315 grams
  • Michelin Power Cup TLR 700x28C – 285 grams
  • Panaracer Agilest TLR 700x28C – 250 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One Tubeless 700x28C – 280 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR 700x28C – 335 grams

30mm Tubeless

Lightest tire for tubeless 700x30C is the Panaracer Agilest TLR at 270 grams.  Second place goes to Continental GP5000S TR at 300 grams.

  • American Classic Timekeeper TLR 700x30C – 345 grams
  • Continental GP5000S TR 700x30C – 300 grams
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 TR 700x30C – 296 grams
  • Kenda Valkyrie TLR 700x30C – 327 grams
  • Michelin Power Cup TLR 700x30C – 305 grams
  • Panaracer Agilest TLR 700x30C – 270 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One Tubeless 700x30C – 305 grams
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR 700x30C – 370 grams

32mm Tubeless

Lightest tubeless tire for 700x32C is the Panaracer Gravelking Slick folding tire at 290 grams.  Second place is the Continental GP5000S TR at 320 grams.

Panaracer Gravelking Slick

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  • Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite TLR 700x32C – 340 grams
  • Continental GP5000S TR 700x32C – 320 grams
  • Panaracer Gravelking Slick Folding Tire 700x32C – 290 grams
  • Schwabe Pro One Tubeless 700x32C – 325 grams

Be sure to research your tires before you buy.  Many of the above are race tires so they may not be the most comfortable ride or provide the best flat protection.  For tubeless make sure your rims are compatible with the tires.  And availability seems to be a problem right now.  If you can’t find your first choice, hopefully the above list helps you find another that is in stock.

The Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires are very popular among road cyclists and have low rolling resistance. And if you want a more versatile tire at a reasonable price, the Panaracer Gravelking Slick are a good option and still on the light side.

All weights based on manufacturer’s specs.  I’ll try to update this list periodically to keep it up to date. 

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