What types of road bike tires are there?
Most bikes come with tube-type tire setups that rely on an inner tube to hold air. For most riders, this is the best place to start when looking for replacement tires. Some higher-performance tires may be tubeless ready, meaning they don't need to be used with tubes. Instead, they can "go tubeless" by combining them with tubeless ready wheels and sealant for a boost in performance. There are also tubular tires, used mostly by Professional road racers that have a tube sewn into the tire.