Winter tyres for Boardman Hybrid

tight_git Posts: 57
edited December 2011 in Road buying advice

After a bit of advice for tyres for my new Boardman Hybrid please :P

The standard 700 28c are Vittoria Zaffiros and I find that climbing hilly roads that are wet, greasy and muddy I'm losing grip when out of the saddle. I appreciate that there is very little weight over the rear wheel in this situation, but will a change of tyre to something more grippy help, or do I just put up with it?

The roads over the moors get very cruddy during the winter so any suggestions/comments will be appreciated! I don't expect to be doing much off road riding - maybe a bit on the forest tracks.