Color: Black

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The Timekeeper is our premier road racing tire. Utilizing our signature Rubberforce S tread compound, now mixed with more silica, the Timekeeper is the fastest-rolling tire in the American Classic road collection. With lightning-fast straight-line speed and confidence-inspiring cornering, the Timekeeper can help you set your next segment PR and climb the ranks of the weeknight crit. 

The Timekeeper is available in both Tubeless Ready and tube-type constructions with sidewall color options of black and tan.  The Tubeless Ready version utilizes Stage 3S Armor construction with 120 TPI casing and a 120 TPI skin that when paired with liquid tubeless sealant, provides a more supple and smoother-riding tire. The tube-type version combines 120 TPI fabric with a lighter, more supple, and more puncture resistant Nylon105 belt to provide a faster, more supple, and puncture resistant tube type construction compared to previous American Classic road tires.

The Tubeless Ready version is designed for both hook-bead (crochet) and hookless rims that follow current E.T.R.T.O. standards. When used with a hookless tire, this tire must never be inflated beyond 73psi or the maximum air pressure rating of the rim, whichever is lower.


  • Ultra-light road racing tire
  • 700x25C, 700x28C, 700x30X
  • Tube Type or Tubeless Ready
  • Stage 3 Armor (TT) and Stage 3S Armor (TLR) construction
  • Rubberforce S road racing tire compound
  • Black or tan sidewall
ProtectionStage 3 Armor, Stage 3S Armor
Color OptionsBlack
Rim Fitment
Tube Type or Tubeless
Size Options700x25C (ETRTO 25-622)
Weight: 210-215 g (Tube Type), 305 g (Tubeless)
Max Pressure: 100 PSI

700x28C (ETRTO 28-622)
Weight: 235-240 g (Tube Type), 335 g (Tubeless)
Max Pressure: 85 PSI

700x30C (ETRTO 30-622)
Weight: 245-250 g (Tube Type), 360 g (Tubeless)
Max Pressure: 80 PSI

Road Hazard Replacement Program

American Classic stands by our tires, and want to keep our customers rolling. Our Road Hazard Replacement Program offers our customers the promise that if you puncture or tear an American Classic tire while riding, and it no longer holds air, you can contact us for a claim form for a one-time 50% off the MSRP of the same or comparable product. The replacement program covers American Classic products purchased through authorized dealers, www.amclassic.com, or the American Classic branded Amazon store, and product included as original equipment components of a new bicycle purchase. The Road Hazard Replacement Program does not include shipping and handling. This program is currently available to residents of the United States and the following territories: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. 


2-Year Warranty

American Classic tires have a 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Any defective tires will be replaced at no charge. This warranty applies to the original owner with proof of purchase and is non-transferable and non-assignable. The original owner is responsible for all postage costs and transportation risks of the returned product(s). The warranty covers American Classic products purchased through authorized dealers, www.amclassic.com, or the American Classic branded Amazon store, and product included as original equipment components of a new bicycle purchase. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, product abuse, commercial usage, shipping damage, improper installation and/or maintenance, negligence, reckless handling, and/or unauthorized modification.

Please contact support@amclassic.com for warranty information and claim forms.


  Hookless Compatibility

Some American Classic tires are compatible with hookless (Tubeless Straight-Side/TSS) rims. To be compatible, the following must be met:

  • The tire must be included in the approved section below,
  • The rim must meet current E.T.R.T.O. standards for tubeless systems, and
  • The tire must be placed on an appropriate width rim.

More information on hookless compatibility can be found on our Tire and Rim Compatibility page.

Approved for use:

  • Aggregate TLR
  • Kimberlite TLR
  • Krumbein TLR
  • Udden TLR
  • Wentworth TLR
  • Tectonite TLR
  • Basanite TLR
  • Vulcanite TLR
  • Mauka TLR
Approved for use when hookless specific maximum pressures are followed:
  • Timekeeper TLR with Stage 3S Armor
  • Torchbearer TLR with Stage 4S Armor
Not approved for use:
  • Lamplighter (all versions)
  • Timekeeper Tube-Type (all versions)
  • Timekeeper TLR with Stage 3 Flat Protection
  • Torchbearer Tube-Type (all versions)
  • Torchbearer TLR with Stage 3S Flat Protection

This list will be updated as additional tire models are introduced. 

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