WTB Thickslick Tire (Black) (Wire) (700c) (25mm) (Comp)

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It’s all in the name, ThickSlick. Made with a burly casing designed to withstand the roughest urban conditions, while the no-nonsense, slick design provides the bite you need in the concrete jungle. Need more rubber? The nearly indestructible Flat Guard level, with its Urban Armor Casing and added rubber...everywhere, provides optimal protection to contend with any city streets. It's no wonder why this tire has a cult following among couriers, those not wanting to deal with flats, and value-conscious consumers.


  • Puncture Protection:  The thicker a tire, the harder it is for glass, pins, staples, and other urban unpleasantries to worm their way in. 
  • 2X the Rubber: Twice the rubber tread equates to twice the lifespan of a tire. This means your price is 50% off the competition. 
  • Smoother Ride Quality: Twice the rubber makes for a smoother ride through the natural absorption qualities of rubber
  • Comp: Base-level Thickslick tire provides value, protection, and durability
  • Flat Guard: Adds a layer of thickness to prevent against pinch flats and punctures

Tire Type: Clincher
Bead: Wire
Compound | Casing: Rubber | Urban Armor
TPI (Threads Per Inch): 27 TPI
Puncture Protection: Tread
Inflation: 60 PSI (29"), 115 PSI (700c)
Color: Black
Weight: -

This product was added to our catalog on March 7, 2018

No More Schwalbe Tires
Saturday, May 4 2024 (4 weeks ago)
WTB Thickslick Tire (Black) (Wire) (700c) (25mm) (Comp)
Bought Schwalbe "thick slick": thinking it'll reduce punctures as they advertised. Less than 500 miles in the sidewall burst and I had catastrophic failure going 20 mph. Luckily I was on flats and able to stop before crashing Wrote Schwalbe about the experience - zero response. I ride over 5k miles per year for over 20 years and can say Schwalbe tires are the worst. I've hard numerous pairs and all failed within 1k miles. Will NEVER buy their tires again - poorly made and company does NOT stand behind their product. All Schwalbe tires are cheaply made in Indonesia.
Hal M.
Monday, Feb 20 2023 (about a year ago)
WTB Thickslick Tire (Black) (Wire) (700c) (25mm) (Comp)
After a few months of not too heavy use, my ThickSlick Elite 700x28c (with "Urban Armor Casing") developed long cracks (splits) along the sidewall.

In all fairness, I purchased these (from Performance Bicycle) a few years ago and kept them (in the house, not out in the garage) for future use. But I saw no evidence of any issues when I mounted this tire on the wheel.
Robert Folkl
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Nov 30 2022 (about a year ago)
WTB Thickslick Tire (Black) (Wire) (700c) (25mm) (Comp)
After only about 1000 miles, tire side walls bulged outwards, and had to be replaced. Poor quality.
Chuck Turner
Saturday, Dec 26 2020 (about 3 years ago)
WTB Thickslick Tire (Black) (Wire) (29") (2.1") (Comp)
Currently using a WTB Thickslick on a moped build, and it seems to be holding up. The rubber is hard, durable, seems to grip well.
David Esquivel
Tuesday, Apr 20 2021 (about 3 years ago)
WTB Thickslick Tire (Black) (Wire) (700c) (28mm) (Comp)
Great service and really recommend you buying from here.

Tire Size Chart

Inch SizingISO / ETRTO
16" BMX / Kids305
16" Recumbent349
18" BMX / Kids355
20" BMX / Kids406
20 x 1-3/4"419
20 x 1-3/8", 20 x 1-1/8"451
22" Wheel Chair501
24" BMX / Kids507
24" BMX Race (Fractional)
24" Road
24" Old Schwinn S-7 Size521
24" Wheel Chair540
24" Old Schwinn S-5 Size547
26" Mountain559
650c Small Road Bike571
27.5 / 650b584
26 x 1-3/8590
26" Old Schwinn S-6597
700c / 29" / 28"622
27" Road (Fractional)630
28" Track Tubular635
36" Big Bike787