HALO Twin Rail Courier tyre, £16.99-£19.99, www.ison-distribution.com

The basic Twin Rail Courier (available in seven colours) was launched specifically for the fixed-gear and courier market, in other words riders who are particularly hard on their kit. It’s got a steel bead to keep the price down and a quality 120tpi (threads per inch) casing for added durability. The chunky ‘Twin Rail’ central tread contains an impressively thick anti-puncture strip (we struggled to drive a nail in) and it comes in a narrow 700x24c size (maximum inflation 120psi) that fits many bikes with tight frame/fork clearance. 

PROS flat resistant, ideal for fixies 
CONS not for everyone