Sometimes rides demand that durability trump lightness, such as in training or commuting. For those applications, Schwalbe's Lugano Clincher Tire checks all the toughness and price conscious boxes, while losing very little of the racing tire feel. This means the transition from civilian to racer is seamless as the Lugano Tire corners better than you'd imagine by providing grip from a diamond tread profile that's perfect for both dry and wet conditions. A puncture protection belt strengthens the casing so that you can ride through patches of sand and road debris with confidence. Certainly, there are lighter clinchers out there, but at this price point it's going to be hard to find another that keenly blends performance with durability. The Schwalbe Lugano Clincher Tire is available in Black, Red Strip, or Blue Strip and two sizes 700cx23mm and 700cx25mm.