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Connector Ultimate Tubeless Tire

4.333333333333333 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
$54.40 - $64.00
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Why We Like The Connector Ultimate Tire

Whether we're crushing Kansas flintstone or digging hard through Texas gravel the Goodyear Connector Ultimate tire helps see us through to the finish. Built for the long haul, these gravel-specific tires are what we're mounting on our gravel race bikes. With up to a 50mm overall width, ride quality has never been better and after 200 miles in the saddle we're thankful for any kind of support we can get.


  • Aggressive gravel tire for big race ambitions
  • Smooth-rolling center patch with aggressive side knobs
  • R:Shield protection defends against slices and sidewall cuts
  • 50mm width runs smooth at 25-35 PSI for most riders
  • Increased overall toughness protects against punctures
  • Item #GYR1WU8
700 x 35mm, 700 x 40mm, 700 x 50mm
tubeless complete, not hookless compatible
35 - 58
Claimed Weight

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 3 ratings

Review Summary

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4 out of 5 stars

May 9, 2023

Hardest tire to mount I have ever used

I've put it through the wringer

These tires really do excel in mud and are more than reasonable on pavement and hard-packed trails. I took them on a 380 mile ride though Tuscany, IT, on a lot of mountain paths and singletrack, with a decent showing of gravel trails. I cannot say I'd recommend this use case, but I did survive. I put less than 2k miles on them before the rear's center tread wore down the whole way, with those miles being half paved half not. I could have gotten them over 2k easily if I had rotated them... but... These are the WORST mounting tires I have ever mounted. I would almost always end up at 95% mounted and ride them like that, because no amount of over-inflation, prying, lubrication, or anything else would get them up on the rims fully. I wish this wasn't the case. I give a 4/5 because your mileage may vary with rim sizing, but I have not had nearly this problem with Conti, Maxxis, or Schwalbe.

Anthony A

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4 out of 5 stars

October 13, 2021

Great tires but difficult to mount

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 4"

These are really good tires. I've ridden it for over 500 miles and it gobbles up gravel without any problems. The one con with these tires though is that it was very difficult to set the bead on my carbon rims. It took a about an hour of fiddling using an air compressor to finally set it.

Lawrence R
5 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2021

These seem really great so far

I've used it several times

Hadn't read any reviews of Goodyear's tires, but I liked the tread. Reminds me of DONNELLY X'Plor MSO, which I liked but always seemed kinda klunky to me (not sure how to describe it, they just never felt fast). These seem great so far. I run them on 25mm internal width carbon rims at about 30-35 psi (I'm 157lbs) and they seem really great on both road and gravel. Fast rolling, good traction and comfortable. Sizing seems correct but I haven't pulled out the calipers.


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