Tubeless has benefits standard clinchers dont, end of story. We can debate rolling resistance and handing until the cows come home, but increased puncture resistance is not up for debate. The crew at Maxxis are onboard with tubeless and their Padrone is a great example of it. While many companies are slapping their name on other manufacturers tubeless tires, Maxxis has made the Padrone entirely in house using features we have come to love in their tires – 120 TPI, carbon bead, Silkworm Puncture Protection and their Dual Compound Technology. Sure, they arent the only company doing dual compound these days, but we have always found theirs to offer easy rolling, long life and great handling when you lean it over onto the softer shoulders. The Maxxis Padrone is a great reason to finally go tubeless.
Price: $100 maxxis.com