Goodyear Connector Ultimate Gravel Bike Tire Review: Solid All-Rounder?

goodyear connector ultimate review

“Goodyear is establishing itself as a leading brand within the global bicycle tire segment through a licensing collaboration with Rubber Kinetics, specialists in performance cycling tires. Goodyear Bicycle Tires use the latest in tire innovation to enhance each bicycle journey through superior reliability, style and performance.” – Goodyear Bike

goodyear connector ultimate review

Goodyear Connector Ultimate

“From gravel adventuring to drop-bar dirt mashing”

goodyear connector ultimate review

“The Connector is capable of tackling any terrain. A versatile tread pattern featuring tightly-spaced center knobs combined with aggressive side knobs mated to our Tubeless Complete™ construction.”

Goodyear Connector Ultimate Review

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew covers the tech features of the Goodyear Connector Ultimate, and runs the tire / tyre through its paces. The review includes mounting / inflation and real-world riding over multiple surfaces, good and bad!

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“Who rides this tire. The gravel bike rider whose training loop covers singletrack and fire road, with the need for good rolling efficiency on rural backroads.”

goodyear connector ultimate review

Construction – Tubeless Complete

“Goodyear Bicycle Tires proprietary design that features all the benefits of a Tubeless Ready (TLR) tire with additional air retention properties.”

goodyear connector ultimate review
Weight was 50g over spec, outside Goodyear’s 7% +/-

“A multi-compound material layer is added to the tire casing, allowing for improved air retention while providing additional puncture and cut protection with minimal weight increase. Our unique design means more sealant remains after installation, ready for the moment you need it.”

goodyear connector ultimate review
2mm over width spec on Roval Terra C Wheels

120-TPI Casing

“Utilizing a finer thread fabric, our 120 tpi casing uses less rubber – making the tire more supple and faster rolling, with improved traction.”

goodyear connector ultimate review
Super easy to install / inflate tubeless

Under-Tread Breaker Belt – R:Shield

“This is a layer of additional puncture protection located under the tire’s tread cap. Tires utilizing our R:Shield offer excellent puncture protection while their sidewalls remain supple to ensure high performance.”

goodyear connector ultimate review
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Action Photos

goodyear connector ultimate review

goodyear connector ultimate review
Fast on Pavement / Bitumen
goodyear connector ultimate review
Excellent performance in Mud

goodyear connector ultimate review

goodyear connector ultimate review

goodyear connector ultimate review

goodyear connector ultimate review
Excellent Cornering Traction

goodyear connector ultimate review

goodyear connector ultimate review

goodyear connector ultimate review

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