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Winter Tyres

Postby thegodplato » Fri Dec 07, 2012 14:22 pm

I currently have some Schwalbe Ultremo's on my Bianchi and having braved the icy roads last weekend and not been too comfortable going through the big icy patches wondered whether I should be getting some winter tyres that might offer more stability when the going gets slippy. Can anyone recommend any tyres?
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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby drlodge » Fri Dec 07, 2012 14:49 pm

The GP 4 seasons get a lot of recommendations here, have got some of the 25c versions for both bikes but not fitted them yet.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby Graeme_S » Fri Dec 07, 2012 14:53 pm

Any tyre without metal studs in it is going to provide similarly non-existant levels of grip on ice.

You're unlikely to have the clearance for studded tyres on your Bianchi.

Buy a Cyclocross/mountain/hybrid bike and put studded tyres on it for when it's icy out. Or buy a turbo trainer and use that.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby Danlikesbikes » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:09 pm

drlodge wrote:The GP 4 seasons get a lot of recommendations here, have got some of the 25c versions for both bikes but not fitted them yet.


Got a set on my winter bike & I cant fault them really are pretty good indeed.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby Scrumple » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:28 pm

I can fault them, they make my cruds catch!

Krylions didn't - but I prefer the GP4S

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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby Border Cyclist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 13:39 pm

Danlikesbikes wrote:
drlodge wrote:The GP 4 seasons get a lot of recommendations here, have got some of the 25c versions for both bikes but not fitted them yet.


Got a set on my winter bike & I cant fault them really are pretty good indeed.


Hi - another vote for 4 Seasons for wet/greasy conditions. However, I have to admit that if it really is icy then I prefer to stay at home...
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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby MajorMantra » Sat Dec 29, 2012 13:46 pm

Graeme_S wrote:Any tyre without metal studs in it is going to provide similarly non-existant levels of grip on ice.


+1. To avoid falling off on ice, don't ride on ice. If you stick to gritted routes or those that have been in the sun (ha!) then you reduce the chances of encountering ice on really cold days.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Postby nath_vts » Sun Dec 30, 2012 20:56 pm

100% go for the 4 seasons
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