Halo Twin Rail Courier 700x29 tyre  £22.99

8/10

Good value all-purpose urban tyre with a bit more air for a bit more comfort

Weight 379g   Contact  www.ison-distribution.com

by Dave Atkinson   November 9, 2010  

Halo Twin Rail Courier 700x29c tyre

The 24mm Halo Twin Rail has been tested before on road.cc with Shaun Audane describing it as "Lively, dependable road rubber for aggressive fixers and mile munching club bikes". The 29mm version gives a bit more of an air cushion between you and the road, and what you lose in extra heft you certainly gain in comfort and, to an extent, puncture resistance.

The 29mm tyre is pretty much identical to the original 24mm, just scaled up a bit. That extra rubber equates to a bit of a weight increase – 379g instead of 325g – but the big air chamber means that they're super comfy over badly surfaced UK roads and plenty capable on unsurfaced paths too.

The tread with its raised centre strip rolls well on tarmac and gives a bit of bite on towpaths and the like too. The puncture protection in the casing did its job for us – no punctures during testing – and the bigger volume means pinch flats are less likely than on the thinner tyre if you enjoy a bit of kerb hopping.

Overall it's a great tyre for general urban duties, and although it's heavier than the 24mm version I prefer the overall package. I've heard complaints that the rubber isn't the hardiest but I'm not a skid-happy rider and I haven't noticed any abnormally quick wear.

Verdict

Good value all-purpose urban tyre with a bit more air for a bit more comfort.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Halo Twin Rail Courier 700x29 tyre

Size tested: Black

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Halo Twin Rail Courier Tyres 700 x 29C.

Scaled-up Tour/Fixie FS version of the best selling 24c Courier tyre.

These 29c versions are ideal for riders who want a bit more air and rubber to cover the urban landscape

- perfect for touring, fixed gear freestylers and messengers.

Available in Black, White, Green, Pink, Purple, Dual compound and Skinwall.

Weight: 395g

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
6/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 190cm  Weight: 96kg

I usually ride: whatever I\\\'m testing...  My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with Ultegra 6700

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

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