The Roadlite tubeless is specifically developed for training and endurance riding although that is what IRC think. Really it is a racing tyre that can do everything. In fact out of IRC range this tyre has the lowest rolling resistance (making as fast as the Schwalbe one a bit behind the pro one but since it more durable you have your trade off).
IRC uses a high abrasion resistant rubber compound for the tread to increase durability and low rolling resistance. Additionally, while the casing may only be 120tpi the ride is very smooth.
The tyre is coated with a layer of butyl rubber to reduce air loss to a very slow rate indeed. This also means the tyre can be repaired with a glue patch.
The tyre is very wear resistant. Grip is good in both wet and the dry. the tyre does not have the cut resistance of the formula pro tyres but neither is it puncture prone. This is the trade off over the IRC formula pro tyres.
Roadlite tyres 23mm 280g (claimed)
Roadlite tyres 25mm 340g real weight 345g claimed. real width on 17 to 19mm internal width rims 27 to 27.5mm wide and height 24mm. rolling resistance at 80 psi with 40 kg of load at 30 kph is 13.7W. Beware of comparisons, often higher unusable pressures are quoted.
Why use tubeless tyres?
Tubeless tyres are simply better tyres well IRC are better tyres. Ride comfort is improved and is tubular like. Due to the lack of an inner tube rolling resistance are improved also lower pressure can be run improving grip. The latex sealant will heal most punctures and what the sealant can't cope with a Maxalami tubeless tyre worm will.
Please read this blog post before buying and check your rim is tubeless tyre compatible (and not just going with the manufacturers claim).
For more detail on living and riding with road tubeless tyres have a read of this.
COVID 19 update. Overseas shipping is now with a courier only. UPS or Parcel force.
Orders placed in the afternoon normally get sent the next workday where possible. Orders placed before noon are often sent the same day but this is not guaranteed. Priority is given to Royal Mail Special delivery items always.
Same day disptach is not guaranteed due to volume of mail order. In general we are not operating with big delays in dispatch if any.
- Standard shipping is with Royal Mail using there 24 service. Cost £3. This is not a guaranteed service and takes 1-7 days normally but can be longer. The tracking number is not tracking but is a conformation of delivery code. If the item has been delivered to you or a neighbour then the tracking shows something otherwise it won't. If the item is needed urgently then pay for the courier/special delivery.
- For a £7 surcharge, a next day (not sunday) tracked service (from dispatch) with Royal mail special delivery is used. You get an hour delivery slot by text. It's a fine service and worth the money. This only works for items up to 2kg. beyond that it gets very expensive and Parcel Force 24 tracked is used.
- Rims are sent by courier only- cost £10. UPS is used. A phone number and email address must be supplied to allow me to book in. This service can also be picked for smaller items that you want delivered by UPS.
- Wheels shipping cost is £15 (cost of courier + cost of the box) next day. To NI, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and that is a two day service.
Due to the disruption in postal services during 2020, misdeliveries, customs issues and long delays all overseas shipping is now with UPS or Parcel Force. Parcel mass and destination affect price. So the following applies. I do not offer cheaper slower mail services anymore. Please don't ask as it means you have not read this page. There is no circumstance where i will use a cheaper service.
The website will provide shipping rates and estimated delivery's times for the services offered at checkout.
The import charges you will face are and these will be levied by the shipping carrier or by your customs authority in advance of delivery. Customs clearance will add to shipping times. Carrier like UPS operate there own customs in line with the deliveries countries laws in most jurisdictions and will bill you directly.
You will be billed for
Import duties which are set by the tarrif code i declare. Most cycling goods have a tarrif rate of 4.7%. Clothing however has higher duty rates, socks face a WTO tarrif rate of 12%. Free trade agreements affect this and for EU customers there are no duties as tarrifs are set at zero. The declared value in GDP will be converted to your countries currency by the monthly rate published by your tax authority.
Customs clearance fees -these vary from country to country and also vary by declared value in some juristictions.
VAT or sales taxes and applied to the total of the declared value of goods, customs clearance charges and import duties.
This shop declares the total paid for the goods for customs value, no exceptions. We will not declare low values as thats fraud and we will not be party to it.