winter tyre

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DT1999
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winter tyre

Postby DT1999 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:41 am

I am looking for a set of winter tyres and have been recommended Vittoria Rubino Tech Rigid Tyres are they any good if not could you recommend any others.

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Re: winter tyre

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sun Dec 30, 2012 14:27 pm

Have a set of - Continental Grand Prix 4 Season on my winter bike for the first year last year and they have worked pretty well.

Guess its going to depend on the type of riding you do & also the conditions of roads your ride on
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Re: winter tyre

Postby dmclite-3.0 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 15:33 pm

Go for the Vittoria zaffiro. I use the 23mm wired bead version all autumn and winter. No punctures so far and they roll well. also only about £8 a go.
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Re: winter tyre

Postby smidsy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 16:06 pm

Use the search facility as this has been covered about 5 times this month alone.
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Re: winter tyre

Postby Frank the tank » Sun Dec 30, 2012 16:34 pm

Continental ultragator skins. Not the cheapest but IMHO the best.
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Re: winter tyre

Postby vorsprung » Thu Jan 03, 2013 15:18 pm

Vittoria Rubino Tech - good but size up small, the 25mm will be less than 25mm in width. Have extra "sidewall protection" vs a normal Rubino. Not as puncture resistant as a Gator Skin.

Continental Gator Skins - good but don't grip well. Fast and durable though, good for 3000 miles+

Continental Grand Prix 4 Season - fast and grippy and pretty good until they have done 1500 miles. Then they puncture all the time and are most irritating. Also an expensive tyre

For winter I use bikes with a lot of clearance so I can fit 28mm+ tyres with mudguards. I either ride Marathon Supremes, Marathon Plus or Winter Marathons. These are all Schwalbe tyres.

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Re: winter tyre

Postby DT1999 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 18:12 pm

Thanks for the advice :-)

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Pippi Langsamer
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Re: winter tyre

Postby Pippi Langsamer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 14:53 pm

Michelin pro 4 endurance

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Re: winter tyre

Postby blackpoolkev » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:45 pm

Pippi Langsamer wrote:Michelin pro 4 endurance


I've done 1600 miles on mine since September in all weathers-no punctures.

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Re: winter tyre

Postby Pippi Langsamer » Sun Jan 06, 2013 09:19 am

I'm amazed at the grip of the pro 4 too. I've gone into a a few corners too fast in shatty conditions and they have behaved impeccably.


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