Are you looking for a fresh set of tires to cruise the streets on? Well, good for you, because there are a lot of options on the market today and we did the work for you by compiling the best of ’em below—just in time for the Holidays! And remember, you can find all of your favorite BMX tires and just about anything else BMX related at our store—ridebmx.com/shop.
Weight: 28.1 oz. (2.3")
Rest assured no other tire has been subjected to more east coast style street riding than the GLH. Not only do these classic tires go like hell with a max pressure of 110, but the unique tread pattern, wire bead, and dual ply casing ensure that they'll hold up to all the rigors of street riding. Available in 2.1" and 2.3".
Colors: Black, white, surplus green, sand, gum
Weight: 24.3 oz. (2.3")
Named after the DON himself, Alex Donnachie's signature BSD Donnastreet is one of the most popular BMX tires on the market today. The Donnastreet are extra grippy, super squeaky, and feature tear resistant silkworm casing, a smooth center for low rolling resistance, and sidewalls which sit further around the rim for better grind performance. Available in 2.3" and 2.4" widths.
$32.99 (bead), $38.99 (Kevlar)
Weight: 21.7 oz. (wire), 19.6 oz. (Kevlar)
Rated up to 110psi, the 2.35" Mirage tire is perfect for street riders and ramp riders alike. Designed by Eclat and made by Maxxis, this "high performance super lightweight street tire" features a dual compound construction, full length “Silkshield” casing layer, a smooth center tread for low rolling resistance and aggressive sides for traction and grip, a special outer line for grind protection, and it's available in wire and Kevlar bead options.
Weight: 23.3 oz.
The new Command tire is a low-pressure tire inspired by Federal's popular Response tire. Designed to be lighter with better grip thanks to the all over knurled pattern. According to Federal this is one of the most agile street tires on the market.
Weight: 25.5 oz. (2.3"), 25.6 oz. (2.4")
Fast as fuck? Damn right! The 110psi FAF tire features a street design directional tread pattern with micro-knurling for extra traction. Fortified as fuck? You know it! The FAF boasts a puncture resistant Kevlar belt, tear resistant Silkworm casing, and a micro-knurled sidewall for durability.
Colors: Black, gum, white, grey/redwall, black/gumwall, pink/blackwall
Weight: 23.28 oz. (2.2"), 23.40 oz. (2.35")
The fifth incarnation of the popular GT Low Profile tire featuring a non-directional "GT" tread blocks with micro knurling, a smooth center block, quick release grind friendly sidewalls, and a max psi of 110.
Colors: Black, black/white wall, black/skin wall, black/grey wall, grey/black wall, gum/black wall
Weight: 18.4 oz. (2.0"), 22.4 oz. (2.4")
Haro's La Mesa street tire features a knurled tread pattern that works great for all surfaces, has a 65psi pressure rating, and is available in 2.0" and 2.40".
Weight: 26 oz. (2.35")
A budget friendly street tire featuring a max psi of 65 and a low profile directional pattern which is super grippy for street and ramps. Available in 2.2" and 2.35".
Colors: Black, gum w/black wall, purple w/back wall, black w/white walls, white w/black wall
Weight: 32.5 oz.
The Kink Sever rolls fast thanks to a low profile tread pattern, while also providing a ton of grip with micro-knurling across the entire tread. And the max 60psi, 2.4" width, and a resilient rubber compound help soften hard landings, while the increased thickness in the side wall areas helps to prevent flats and improves stability even when running lower tire pressure.
Weight: 23.1 oz. (1.95″)
The bead-to-bead tread of the Hookworm provides durability while the grooved slick tread design provides plenty of traction for these narrow 1.95" tires—which also provide the ultimate amount of grind clearance.
$19.99 (65psi), $25.99 (100psi)
Weight: 26.7 oz. (2.25")
The classic Odyssey Path tire from the 2000s has been fully redesigned to meet the riding styles of today. The modern Path Pro is available in two versions—100psi option with dual-ply sidewall and a slightly cheaper (and lighter) version featuring a low pressure 35-65psi with a single-ply sidewall. While the 100psi version is more durable, some Odyssey riders prefer the low psi version because they run such low tire pressure. Sidewall and pressure aside, both versions of the Path Pro feature a directional tread pattern with smooth center tread, improved grip from micro-knurled side blocks and greater wear resistance thanks to a proprietary rubber compound. The 100psi version is available in 2.25" and 2.4" and the 65psi comes in 2.4" only.
Colors: Black, red wall, skin wall, white wall
Weight: 23.7 oz. (2.4″)
Chad Kerley's signature tire from Premium features a knurled low profile directional tread pattern with micro knurling and a 65psi. Available in 2.0", 2.2" and 2.4".
$28.99 (wire), $38.99 (Kevlar)
Colors: Black, green, Off-white, pink, purple
Weight: 28.9 oz. (wire), 20.8 (Kevlar)
Designed with Primo team rider Nate Richter, these 2.4" high pressure tires max out at 110psi and feature a unique Sri Yantra mystical diagram tread design for low rolling resistance
Weight: 20 oz. (2.10")
S&M's street tire features a wire bead, high-pressure (110psi) casing, with extra pinch flat protection for riders that prefer to run lower pressure. Additional features include a multi-edged S&M shoulder tread design and a smooth unbroken center strip for less rolling resistance. Available is 2.1" and 2.4" for 20" wheels and additional sizes for 22" and 26".
Colors: Black, Polar Pop Blue
Weight: 25 oz.
These are the tires Simone Barraco handles his business on while out in the streets of Barcelona. His signature Strada tire features thick tread for a longevity, durability, and more resistance to flats. As well as an aggressive tread pattern on the sides for improved grip during wallrides and tight cornering. The Strada Nuova is also designed to function well for riders, who like Simone, prefer to run low pressure—thanks to a structural casing that allows the Strada to roll better and hold up to the abuses of riders who run low psi.
Colors: Black, grey, white, tan, dark blue, red (all with black wall).
Weight: 26 oz.
Comprised of Stranger's proprietary long lasting rubber compound, the Ballast tire is made to last and features a super grippy tread design with a width of 2.45" and a max psi of 110.
Colors: Black, white, hot pink, purple, lime green.
Weight: 26.3 oz.
Jake Seeley's signature Sunday tire features a dual compound—the center tread is comprised of a softer durometer while the side tread offers a harder grind friendly durometer. Additional specs include directional tread, 100psi, and 2.4″ width.
Colors: Black, dark gum, sand
Weight: 25 oz. (2.3")
While the specially designed shape and specific rubber compound of the Stickin' tire will enable you to stick whatever street surface you ride one, on the contrary, according to WeThePeople, "this street slick beast was designed to grind and slide like nothing else." Available in 2.3" and 2.4".
Weight: 24.6 oz. (2.35")
Colors: Black, Green Camo, Desert Camo, Pink Camo, green w/black wall, gum w/black wall, pink w/black wall
There's an ongoing joke around Southern California that whenever you see Cult X Vans tire marks in a ridiculously high or hard to reach spot that Dakota Roche must've been there. If the fact that these are the tire of choice for Dak isn't reason enough to run them… these lightweight tires feature an all over tread pattern based off the classic VANS waffle pattern, with high pressure sidewalls rated to 110psi, and are grippy in all situations. Available in 2.2", 2.35", and 2.4"
$26.99 – $27.99
Colors: Black, Maroon, white wall
Weight: 19 oz. (2.35")
According to Demolition, the Momentum is the lightest wire bead BMX tire available. It comes in 2.20" & 2.35" widths, and features 110psi, 60 TPI, and grips on any terrain thanks to the low profile rectangle tread pattern with micro knurling.
Weight: 25.7 oz. (2.3")
Colors: Black, dark blue, tan, dark grey, white
Devon Smillie‘s signature Fuego tire is tough and versatile with features that include a max 120psi, HPPR layer technology (high pressure and puncture resistance), a harder sidewall compound with “protection line” for increased durability during grinding, a pinch resistant layer at the tire bead, and has low-pressure stability—because Devon runs around 20 pounds of pressure.
Colors: Black, gum, gun metal, purple, Aquafresh,
Weight: 27.4 oz.
The Option tire is boasts some unique features, including Merritt's proprietary Slidewall ultra-hard low friction compound to reduce grind drag and extend sidewall life and a smooth center section with thicker tread that abruptly tapers down to a thinner thickness—for the benefit of increased shock absorption. By having the tapered tread connect to the thick center section, it offers stability while also reducing weight.
Weight: 28.2 oz.
United took their fastest street tire and made it even faster for the Direct 2.4". Designed and developed with input from the United team, the Direct features a 120 tpi construction and 110 psi rating, with a high-speed design with low rolling resistance, wider center directional tread for improved balance, and fine micro knurling across the entire for improved grip.