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winter road tyres?

ralphy1967ralphy1967 Posts: 40
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
Living in the north east of England we have our share of nasty weather, can anyone recommend a winter tyre for either rain/slight frost. I'm very cautious on cornering at the moment and would like to feel more secure during winter.



  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Keep the same attitude and save money on tyres.

    Any tyre will lose grip on dodgy road surface/conditions.

    What tyres do you have now?
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  • sirmolsirmol Posts: 287
    I really like my gatorskins :D
  • Michelin Lithion 2 which came with my Battaglin c12
  • northpolenorthpole Posts: 1,499
    Conti 4 Seasons are good in the wet but I wouldn't trust or test out any bike tyres if there is frost on the roads - that tends to indicate a risk of black ice somewhere up the road.

  • neil.sneil.s Posts: 123
    Hey ralphy, another north east resident here :wink:

    This is the second winter I've been using my 28mm Conti Gatorskins. I don't think any tyre will give you confidence if it's icy, however I have been out on a couple of really icy rides this winter with these tyres and can't fault them. Despite the heavy roads littered with sticks and grit/gravel the tyres still show no signs of cuts/nicks etc.

    I won't use anything else................................until the 27mm Vittoria Open Pave clinchers are available :shock:
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    ralphy1967 wrote:
    Michelin Lithion 2 which came with my Battaglin c12

    Nothing wrong with those, sure they may not be as durable as a Gatorskin but they will have more grip.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    I'm a fan of Conti 4 Seasons for winter riding - give me more confidence in the wet than Gatorskins
  • cheers all, i'll do a bit of investigating becasuse i love browsing for bike stuff
  • Durano Plus seems to be reasonably grippy and, above all, unlikely to result in a visit from the fairy.

    That's a big consideration, not having to change a tube.
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