Winter tyres

What do you recommend

8 messages
Duda the Mutineer    pirate
11/11/2013 at 19:33

Looking to put some winter tyres on my bike. So was just wondering what you guys use and recommend?


11/11/2013 at 19:58

Conti Gatorskins

11/11/2013 at 22:38

Same as what I use the rest of the time: conti gp 4000s. Used to use gator skins but I find the 4000s a lot more grippy in the wet and just as puncture proof. Love 'em.

12/11/2013 at 10:35

They are not as puncture proof.   If you start sticking puncture proof layers in the tyre is heavier and less supple which increases rolling resistance which wouldn't make for a great race tyre.

Duda the Mutineer    pirate
12/11/2013 at 17:31

Just picked up a set of Gatorskins from Halfrauds for £42 for the pair



15/11/2013 at 10:13

Conti Gators every winter. (only 2 punctures in 4 years and they were both on the same ride)

15/11/2013 at 17:27

I use Conti 4 Seasons and Conti Ultra Gators would recommend either both very good in the wet and strong on some of the not so great road surfaces. Seem to also hold good speed.

15/11/2013 at 18:55

As above, I go for the Gators and have done for years.  The only gripe I have with them is how damn hard they are to get off and on the rim.

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