Spring may soon be approaching, but right now we could still be facing months of wet and debris-strewn roads.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a timely roundup of the best deals we could find online for seven of our favourite winter road tyres. This includes fast training tyres, as well as heavy-duty options with more protection.
Otherwise, check out our full roundup of the best road tyres for winter road riding.
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Cheap lightweight winter road bike tyres
The Schwalbe Durano took top marks when it was reviewed several years back and it still dominates today, striking a solid balance between speed, longevity and comfort.
The tyre is also available in a veritable rainbow of funky hues, so what’s not to love?
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season
The venerable Grand Prix 4 Season is a classic winter tyre option and is very commonly specced as an OE option.
The DuraSkin carcass is very resistant to tears and punctures and the supposedly winter-specific compound grips very well in wet conditions.
Hutchinson Intensive 2
Hutchinson’s Intensive 2 is a touch slippery out of the box, but once worn in, is impressively grippy and hard-wearing.
Puncture protection is also excellent, making these a great choice for the rider on a budget.
- Read our full review of the Hutchinson Intensive 2 tyre
- Buy on Amazon here
Continental Grand Prix 4000 S2
The GP4000 S2 has now been superseded by the Continental GP5000 but some retailers still have stock of what used to be our go-to tyre for an all-round fast clincher.
This is a massively popular tyre and a favourite among riders looking for an upgrade.
This isn’t a winter-specific tyre – and not everyone agrees on its year-round suitability against hardier options – but our experiences of using the GP4000 as a fast tyre in the winter have been largely positive.
Cheap heavy-duty winter road tyres
The Panaracer RibMo (Ride Bicycle More) is marketed as a commuting tyre, but actually makes a perfectly good albeit sluggish winter road tyre.
The tyre is available in folding and wire bead versions, but we’d always recommend you go for the former.
WTB Exposure 30
The Exposure 30 from WTB is one of very few tyres to score a full five stars during our testing.
These play very nicely with tubeless rims and deliver an excellent ride quality on roads. They’re also tough enough to tackle off-road excursions and don’t wear excessively quickly either.
Schwalbe Marathon Racer
If you like riding on really, really bad roads, or are partial to a cheeky detour through broken glass, the Marathon Racer is the tyre for you.
The super chunky tyre is very heavy and very slow but is pretty much the best way to avoid punctures through the wet months.