Wet/winter tyres

damonlock Posts: 170
edited October 2012 in Road beginners
Hi guys I have myself a fixie which is my first road bike it came with some freedom thickslick tyres which are starting to feel a bit schetchy in the wet!! I ride the bike every day to and from work which is not very far at all but I try to get out for 3 rides a week around 5-15miles and also at the weekend 15+miles, I've been looking at conti Grand Prix four seasons but they are quite pricy and I wonder if they are worth the money? I would like something with puncture protection and will hold up to some skids on the fixie, my current tyre size is 700x25, I don't have much clearance as I'm running crud RRMK2 mud guards




  • TakeTurns
    TakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    I own a pair of GP4000's. They're great. I've used them for 2 years now. Took a lot of beating last season and did bit over 6k miles till I had to replace them. Not a single puncture.

    I've never had trouble with them in the wet either, I've cornered at 35-37mph in wet conditions with them and no problem. Even when out of the saddle hammering it uphill they seldom slip.

    I wouldn't even consider cheap tyres. Go with the GP4000's and you'll save money in the long term.
  • pinarellokid
    pinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    i have definately stuck in the conti camp too

    i currently run ultra race continental tyres.

    but i have just bought a set of conti grand prix tyres. they have a very good puncture protection built in

    i got them from bike24

    they only cost £14 each plus £3 deliveery from germany.

    they are hand made conti's folding for £14 absolute bargain. at that price..
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  • meursault
    meursault Posts: 1,433
    Another Conti fan boy here

    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

  • damonlock
    damonlock Posts: 170
    What do they come up like size wise will a 25 conti be the same as my 25 thickslick??