If there is one golden rule in cycling, it is that you need to pick the right bike tires. Buying cheap tires that are low quality with little grip is the classic false economy: not only will you have to put up with the hassle of repairing punctures on a regular basis, but your performance on the road will suffer too. This is why we recommend investing in some quality bike tires and inner tubes where at ProBikeKit Canada, we have many top brands from across the globe, including high performance tires from Michelin and Vittoria.
Clincher bike tires are what you're likely to find on most rider's wheels these days, with an easy-access clincher feature allowing for hassle-free puncture repairs and quick changeover times. They're the convenient option for riders of all levels.
Tubular bike tires, on the other hand, are stitched or glued into the wheel to allow for a safe and secure attachment. This usually allows for a more streamlined, speedy tire. The downside here, however, is that when a puncture strikes, it can be time-consuming and difficult to replace. The sort of cyclists who favor these are indoor track cyclists, as they aren't as at risk for punctures, and favor speed over anything else. So if you're a speed demon, and you'll put that above any other concerns, go for tubular.