K IS for Knobbly tyres
Five fantastic options:
Dugast Small Bird, £65 You know Dugast is the real deal by its pretentiously unpretentious logo stamp. Promising suitability in a variety of conditions, this recently introduced tubular is the company’s first dual-compound offering.
Supple yet robust, this handmade clincher is about as close as you get to riding on tubs without having to spend the previous evening sticking your fingers together.
Schwalbe CX Pro, £23.49
Great do-all racing clincher positioned towards the friendlier end of the market. Black sidewalls mean less scrubbing them clean.
FMB Super Mud Pro, £100
Another connoisseur’s tubular from a boutique brand; brightly coloured and reassuringly hard to find. Does a superb job shedding mud when conditions get extreme.
Donnelly LAS, £35 Formerly marketed under the classic Clement brand and named after the fast and famous Cross Vegas race, a proven file-tread clincher for those early-season ‘grass criteriums’.