Winter Tyres

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xxxpancho    pirate
22/11/2012 at 00:57

I'm after some advice on a decent set of winter tyres for my road bike. Can anyone help  on which would be a good option  

22/11/2012 at 05:16
Conti gatorskins
Dubai Dave    pirate
22/11/2012 at 06:16

Conti Four seasons

22/11/2012 at 09:25

I'd go for Michelin Pro4Endurance - they are the updated Krylion Carbons - wore them through without a puncture.    I'm sure other manufacturers have their own equivalent - I wouldn't go for too much puncture protection - something nice and grippy is nicer and I'd rather fix a puncture than slide out in a corner.   Maybe go for 25mm for a bit more contact with the road.   

22/11/2012 at 09:27

+1 for Gatorskins

there's quite a good review of the best tyres of 2011 on BikeRadar - nothing much will have changed since that review

22/11/2012 at 09:35

I also have Gatorskins and wider ones as Pops suggested.  (I think mine are super fat 28s!)

22/11/2012 at 09:43

I donned some Michelin Pro 3 Race over the summer because (a) they were on special offer and (b) the white walls look kinda dapper.    A few hundred miles in, no punctures, no sign at all of cutting up, and whether it's my imagination or not they seem to roll and grip better than Gatorskins. So until any appearance of the puncture fairies I'm happy to leave them on as my winter training tyres.

22/11/2012 at 10:54

Phil - MPro3's are more of a race tyre (I use them on my race bike) so they will roll better than Gatorskins but they aren't as robust as G'skins which will take the worst of the winter debris out there.   

Edited: 22/11/2012 at 10:54
cougie    pirate
22/11/2012 at 11:08

I've got gatorskins on one bike and they're good. 

I've also got some huge Schwalbe Marathon tyres on my cross bike - they're heavy but bombproof.  

cougie    pirate
22/11/2012 at 11:12

Oh and just to confuse you even more -

Doozer.    pirate
22/11/2012 at 13:03

+1 for four seasons, although gators are a good alternative

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
22/11/2012 at 15:23

Gators from me too

22/11/2012 at 15:44

Have put some 4 Seasons on the christmas wishlist, had the odd dodgy momrnent on my normal tyres in the wet, about time i had a second option.

Dustboy    pirate
22/11/2012 at 17:15

STrange, I ran Pro race 3s all season for a couple of years, never had a puncture. STuck on 4 seasons and punctured in about 100 yards at about 30mph (on the front). The 4 seasons were very stable whilst floppy though! Even if my arse wasn't at the time. No problems since though.

Mostly use a 32 knobbly set on my cross bike SS in winter. Bombproof!

Cortina5    pirate
22/11/2012 at 17:24

25mm Schwalbe Durano Plus. Like Marathons but for the road. Kevlar bead so they're easy to change the tube on too.

xxxpancho    pirate
26/11/2012 at 22:49

Conti gatorskins it is thanks Guys 

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