Founded in 1898, Goodyear is a tire company with an impressive history of innovation and progress. Although they are best known for their automotive tires and the iconic Goodyear blimp, they have recently returned to the bicycle tires market. In this review, we’ll be looking at the updated Goodyear Eagle F1 high-performance road cycling tires. Goodyear categorizes the Eagle F1 tires as “Ultra High-Performance all-round road race tire” as they combine light weight, low rolling resistance, and puncture resistance. The tires are constructed with Dynamic:GSR which is a proprietary blend of synthetic and natural rubber for optimal performance. There also is a R:Shield anti puncture belt to ensure the tires can hold up to all-day use. Goodyear also offers the tires as a tube specific variation and a tubeless variation (Tubeless Complete) with sizes that range from 700×23 to 700×32.
The Goodyear Eagle F1 road bike tire is a great all-around performance tire that offers low rolling resistance and lightweight.
|Retail Price||$60-$65 (Tubed) / $65-$70 (Tubeless Complete)|
|Measured Weight (in g)||216 (700×28 – Tube Tan Walled)|
|Likes||+ Competitively priced|
+ Lightweight for the size
+ Great looking classic tan walled sidewalls
|Dislikes||– Lacks wear indicator|
|Where to Buy (US)||Goodyear Bike|
The tires come in a simple cardboard box with Goodyear’s iconic black/yellow graphics with a cutout to see and touch the tires. There is surprisingly little information about the actual tire tech on the box, only a simple list with the technology acronyms.
FIT & FINISH
Developed as a high-performance yet all around use tire, the Eagle F1s uses a blended tread design. There is a slick center section sandwiched between textured side walls. To handle wet weather, the tires also have angled treads to funnel water away. We were also lucky enough to try out the latest tan walled variation which looks even better in person than photos. Paying homage to classic gum walled tires, the tan sidewalls offer a nice contrast to the otherwise black tires and aside from one or two imperfections are even with a sharp dividing line. While it’s difficult to directly compare tire to tire, the Eagle F1s look similar to the Hutchinson Galactik but are more durable.
To evaluate the tires, we installed them on our Specialized Roubaix which came with heavy and stiff stock tires. The tube-only 700×28 version we reviewed has a soft 120 TPI construction which made installation a breeze. We were able to quickly mount the tires on the stock wheels by hand and have the sidewalls seated correctly as they were pumped upto recommended pressure.
On the road, the Eagle F1s light 216g weight means they spin up quickly and feel smooth on the road. The minimal tread design has low rolling resistance but has enough puncture resistance to handle training/daily riding. Until we get more miles on the tire we can’t confirm the long-term durability but initial impressions are positive as the tires show minimal wear.
Overall, we found the Goodyear Eagle F1 tires were lightweight yet offered great performance on the road. The 700×28 tube tan walled variation reviewed rode smooth and fast despite the all-around use and anti-puncture belt. With the 120 TPI construction, the Eagle F1s are soft and supple making installation easy and resulting in a cushy ride that still has good feedback. Despite the 700×28 size, the tires were impressively light on our scales and were fast on the road. Although the Eagle F1s aren’t as extreme as the race-day ready Eagle F1 SuperSport tires, for riders looking for high-performance tires for every-day use, they are a great option at a competitive price.
Disclaimer: The product for this review was provided by Goodyear Bike. The views expressed on this website are solely those of the authors and are here to help people make an informed choice before a purchase. The authors or the blog itself does not get any monetary compensation from the product manufacturer or third-party websites/vendor links that are posted here.