Rovelo RPX 998

The Rovelo RPX 998 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 62%
Road Feedback 69%
Handling 65%
Wear 65%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 66%

Tyre review data from 30 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 121,595 miles driven.

The RPX 998 is ranked 98th of 230 Summer Touring tyres.

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    2018-01-25 - where are rovelo tyres made?

    Rovelo tyres are made in China by parent company Sailun

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    Top 3 Rovelo RPX 998 Reviews

    Given 87% while driving a BMW 330 Ci Sport (255/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Bought full set for 220 pounds. Other priority makes are that much for one tyre. Had them on for only about 2K miles in various conditions in England and Wales so far - I am a very experienced and enthusiastic driver. MPG has improved from 29 to 34 average. Quieter and absorbing uneven/holed surfaces with greater comfort, but perhaps slightly less feedback. Grip is fine - I have no intention of attempting the lap record at the Nurburgring !

    It was a risk - however I believe they are really good tyres for the money and I am very pleased with my decision. Definitely recommended.
    Helpful 136 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2015
    Given 51% while driving a Nissan Qashqai (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    fitted on the back of a nissan quashqui they are the worst tyres ive ever had in the wet ,theyl slide in the wet nearly lost the car at low speed going round a roundabout , damned dangerous to say the least , cheap for a reason there absolute rubbish
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2023
    BMW 320D (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 6,000 spirited miles
    Great tyre for the price. I wanted a cheap tyre for the rear and that’s what I got. Obviously for oversteer, please don’t put them at the front if you are track day driver I enjoy playing around, so I used it to drift, slip and slide... and am so pleased with the way it handled. If I get a set of run flats, I would definitely buy again. Many complained about wet weather control and aquaplaning but it’s great for a everyday driver. Once you put the tyre to the test in wet weather, you’ll experience aquaplaning and little traction.. I say again, Great tyre for the price for summer.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on April 22, 2022
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    Given 20% while driving a Skoda (225/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
    Can't remember exactly which Rovelo tyres I had on my Skoda Superb estate but even though they looked to be as new replacements, the car was just over 12 months old when I bought it, they were terrible. I could feel the car understeering even on dry roads when pushing on when travelling on French country roads and the last straw was when the car understeered so severely on a roundabout in Blois that it damned near went straight on and up the wrong exit before being corrected by lifting off the accelerator and regaining control, albeit with a slight shimmy of lift off oversteer. Despite the tyres being nearly new I had them changed at a local tyre dealers as soon as I got home and advised the tyre fitters not to sell them on as part used as I considered them to be unsafe. The Skoda dealership where I bought the car were also informed so that they could avoid selling part exchanges that had Rovelos fitted by their previous owner. Avoid like the plague as they are UNSAFE!
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on August 15, 2022
    Given 97% while driving a BMW 330 Ci Sport (225/35 R18) on mostly motorways for 13,000 average miles
    I've covered 13000 miles with these tyres and still loads of tread left however the rears are about finished on the insides due to slight rear camber.excellent tyre considering the power and weight that goes through them
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on April 2, 2022
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    Given 60% while driving a Audi A4 1.8T S Line (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
    In 7000 to 8000 kms these tires are completely wore out on an Audi A4 all wheel drive. The rear tires are bald but the fronts are not too bad. Never seen that on an all wheel drive. Usually the fronts wear more. The tires this set replaced went over 100,000kms, so extremely disappointed in the tires and the fact that Audi Royal Oak recommended them. They never went 1 season. My winter tires (different manufacturer) have gone 3 winters for about 40,000kms and I plan to put them back on in the fall. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THESE TIRES TO ANYONE AND WILL NEVER BUY FROM ROVELLO AGAIN.
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2021
    Given 63% while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (215/55 R16) on mostly town for 4,000 spirited miles
    These came with decent tread on used but mint-looking alloys I swapped onto the Focus. I drove on them through this Spring and summer. I meant to swap back to steels and M+S in autumn but left it too late and had them on for a few days in the ~0C cold snap. I down-scored them on comfort even though they absorb bumps fine because of their noise. After the first day, I noticed this "whooh" drone. Not hugely loud, but constant from 30mph up and, once I heard it, I couldn't stop hearing it. Not wheel bearings; my garage reckoned it's the tread pattern. Noise gone now I'm on my M+S tyres. Dry grip and braking perfectly adequate for budget tyres, no dramas, not a lot of rain this year but similarly capable. When it got to
    Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on January 7, 2021
    Given 81% while driving a SEAT EXEO ST TDI 170CR (225/40 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 9,000 spirited miles
    Have a set of these on a Seat Exeo 2.0 TDi re-mapped to 184BHP. Wheel spins in the wet pulling out of concealed juntions as do all tyres since the remap, but the grip is good overall both wet and dry. £180 a set so four tyres for the price of two! 9000 Miles and it's time to rotate back/front.... but even if I don't it;s only £90 for two new ones fitted. These are great VFM and worth a try as they might not work well on all vehicles, these worked for me though on my SEAT similar to A4. Verry Happy,
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on December 23, 2020
    Given 34% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TCDI (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    tires don't handle well in wet conditions maybe alright on the back but not on the front
    Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on March 11, 2020
    Given 80% while driving a Skoda Octavia estate (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 40 easy going miles
    Excellent value for money. By rotating the tyres they last 40 000 Miles on my car with wrong wheel allignment. I would buy IT again.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on January 14, 2020
    Given 49% while driving a Audi A5 2.0 TDi (2017) (255/35 R19 V) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    These tyres were fitted to an Audi A5 black edition coupe I bought. Although they are new. They are dreadful in the
    wet. You cannot put any power on in a bend or you just slide. They also give wheel spin in wet conditions. I was a Police driver for 30yrs and would not recommend in the wet
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on August 10, 2019
    Given 37% while driving a Mercedes Benz C200 Kompessor Coupe Auto (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    I've Got just over 5k miles on these tyres. Awful really as i'm a careful driver. They still have a few mm of grip but the car is sliding all over the place so i need to get them changed.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on August 3, 2019
    Given 84% while driving a BMW 525 TDS (245/40 R17) on mostly town for 14,000 spirited miles
    £45 a corner

    Excellent all rounder, handling is crisp and feedback is good. Nice progressive tyre with plenty of grip wet and dry.

    Puts premium brands to shame.

    Only replacing rear tyres due to budge cause by me hitting a kerb.

    Have just ordered a new pair.
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on January 25, 2019
    Given 80% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI 160 (245/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 7,000 average miles
    This is my second review of these tyres (first one mondeo ST) this time round on my insignia diesel. I have been more than happy with the performance of these tyres in the dry, wet and snow. Infact they did brilliant in the snow during the beast from the east. However on this car and the mondeo they lasted no longer than 7000 miles on the front axle which is very disappointing. I still have 6.5mm on the rears so they should last a while on the rear.
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2018
    Given 34% while driving a Saab Automobile Saab 93ss Aero 250bhp (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    These tyres were fitted to the car at the front when I bought it.

    Without doubt these are the worst tyres I've driven on. Grip is ok in the dry, but they down right dangerous in the wet. Zero feedback from the wheel, an alarming amount of understeer and also a lack of resistance to aquaplaning. With 6mm of tread on them I was reduced to 45 mph on the M61 to stop it sliding off the road. The lack of grip is so bad that the car will light it's wheels up in third at 60mph on a damp motorway without using the clutch.

    Also wet weather braking is atrocious and changes in tarmac type can have the car skipping as the grip level changes and the tyres react. Not a confidence inspiring tyre at all.

    Honestly to everyone saying they are ok and they saved me money, that's fine until you find yourself in an emergency situation. Yes I drive a little faster than some but even if I drove slowly I'd be wary of fitting these due to the braking and wet weather ability. Definitely worth paying the extra money for a premium brand.

    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2018