Road Bike Tire Test: Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28

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  • Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts



Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Eagle F1 SuperSport R is Goodyear's fastest road bike tire for racing, time-trial, and triathlon events where every last bit of performance counts. The Eagle F1 SuperSport has been around for a couple of years, but Goodyear recently released the brand new R version, a completely redesigned tire with a new casing and compound.


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We didn't test the previous version of the Eagle F1 SuperSport, but we did test the "regular" Eagle F1 (read our review) a couple of years back, and the non-R version was a tire that didn't offer impressive performance or any unique selling points. We have to give Goodyear credit, though, as the original non-R versions were their first try at making competitive road bike tires, and they probably went towards the safe side with those tires.


The new (Tubeless Complete) R versions of the Eagle F1 and Eagle F1 SuperSport have been completely redesigned with a new "short-ply" casing and new compound. The new 150 TPI casing is folded so that there is only a single layer under the tread for maximum flexibility and grip, while the sidewalls are made up of 2 layers to improve their strength. On top of the base casing, we find an extra bead-to-bead layer made from a different material that helps seal the tire and increases puncture protection.


This new "short-ply" casing applies only to the Tubeless Complete versions of the Eagle F1 R and Eagle F1 SuperSport R, as the tube-type (clincher) versions appear to use a more traditional casing design that works better for tube-type tires. The new tube-type versions get the improved compound, which makes the most significant difference, so we expect a big boost in performance for the tube-type tires as well.


The compound found on the R versions is newly developed by Goodyear, and both our rolling resistance and wet grip tests confirm that it can compete with the best compounds on the market.


We've tested the black sidewalled 28 mm version of the Eagle F1 SuperSport R, but it's also available in the 25 and 30 mm sizes. All sizes are also available with black or transparent sidewalls for those who like a classic look.

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Goodyear
Model Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC
Year 2023
Tire Type Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range Very High
Buy At Ad Amazon.com
Manufacturer part number GR.011.28.622.V103.R
TPI 150
Compound UHP Dynamic
Bead Folding
ETRTO 28-622
Size Inch 28"
Specified Width (mm) 28
Specified Weight 255 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 85
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
30-622 (700x30c)

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28 Test Results

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


Size, Weight and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 255 grams
Measured Weight 264 grams
System Adjusted Weight
(tire + valve + rim seal)
284 grams
Measured Width 29 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 25 mm (un-round)
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members Only
Unmounted Casing Width 71 mm
Unmounted Tread Width Members Only
Tread Cover (Tread / Casing Ratio) Members Only
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)
Measured Width 29 mm (un-round)
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 132 psi/9.1 bar
25-27 = 120 psi/8.3 bar
28-29 = 108 psi/7.4 bar
Ultra High Air Pressure

(108 psi / 7.4 bar)
8.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00255
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 110 psi/7.6bar
25-27 = 100 psi/6.9 bar
28-29 = 90 psi/6.2 bar
Extra High Air Pressure

(90 psi / 6.2 bar)
9.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00273
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 88 psi/6.1 bar
25-27 = 80 psi/5.5 bar
28-29 = 72 psi/5.0 bar
High Air Pressure

(72 psi /5.0 bar)
Members Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 66 psi/4.6 bar
25-27 = 60 psi/4.1 bar
28-29 = 54 psi/3.7 bar
Medium Air Pressure

(54 psi / 3.7 bar)
Members Only
The Road Bike section is a multi tire size section, air pressures have been adjusted to the measured casing width.

All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 33 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.6 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members Only

Static Grip Test Results

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC road bike tire on a grip test machine
Static Grip Test Results
Wet Grip Average 76 Points
Wet Grip Center Members Only
Wet Grip Edge Members Only
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Road bike grip test rim width = 19.0 mm

Conclusion


  • Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R TLC 28
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is best)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

The Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R is a very performant tire that rolls fast and offers exceptional grip in our wet grip tests. Goodyear's new compound, combined with the flexibility of the "short-ply" casing, results in an extreme amount of wet grip (equalling the best-scoring tire in this test) when testing the center of the tire. We do see less edge grip, which we contribute to the tread pattern and less flexible casing near the edges of the tread, as that part is already made up of 2 layers.


We recommend the Eagle F1 SuperSport R only to those looking for ultimate performance while racing or during time trials. If you care about puncture resistance or durability, this tire is not for you as not only the puncture score is low, but the tire thickness is very thin at 1.6 mm. Tubeless tires rely on tubeless sealant to seal small punctures, but the re-sealing will become progressively worse the thinner the tire gets.

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RATING: 4.5 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Highly Recommended


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