Goodyear tyres, based in Ohio, USA, made its name in motorsport but tailored their expertise seemlessly to the world of road cycling in 2018. Last summer they launched their first range of tubeless tyres and in our recent 28mm tyre test, they saw off strong competition to win.
Five star reviews are seldom seen in Cycling Plus, and represent the best of the best of products, but the Eagle F1 Tubeless took the accolade. We said that the tyres are “quick in a straight line, while in the corners the rubber sticks to the road with a steadfast refusal to slip, even at extreme lean angles. This continues when the roads are wet with reassuring traction on slick tarmac. They also exhibit a supreme suppleness that calms rough roads, and lends additional smoothness to the bike beyond the benefits of big volumes and low pressures… The tubeless installation was among the easiest on test, thanks to a proprietary dual-angle bead design that helps to capture the air before the tyre is seated. No tyre levers or tubeless inflators needed.”