Winter is dawning on us and the last thing you want to do is fix a puncture in the snow. We’ve put together some of our favourite road bike tyres that won’t fail you this winter.
What to consider
- Make sure that the winter tyres you’re looking for have a deep tread, this helps squeeze water from under the tyre.
- Check that the winter tyres have a protective sheet under the tread to help prevent sharp objects from puncturing the inner tube.
- Size of the tyre – the bigger the carcass is, the more are you have between you and the road. Which results in an unlikely event of having a puncture because the inner tube is protected.
- The compound of the rubber plays a good part in preventing punctures. A soft compound will have a lot of grip but will wear quicker and have a high rolling resistance. Hard compounds wear better but are more slippery and are fast rolling. But you can find tyres with dual
Specialized Roubaix Pro – £29.00
These tyres have bead-to-bead Endurant Casing, which is a lighter material than Kevlar and Nylon. Not to mention it is paired with BlackBelt technology, meaning a strip of woven material runs under the tread.
Schwalbe Durano – £38.95
The Durano 700C Folding Road Tyre had a dynamic tread that has been designed for high mileage riding. The tyres have a dual compound which gives optimum grip, even on rainy days and through the winter months.
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season – £54.99
This is a great option for being resilient to tears and punctures whilst keeping comfort and speed intact. These tyres are made from a good rubber compound which means it performs well in wet weather.
Vredestein Fortezza Senso Xtreme Weather – £46.99
These tyres have a lightly patterned tread, along with a compound that has been designed to ride in wet weather. If that wasn’t good enough, these tyres offer full protection which is created by a polyamide layer which protects the whole tyre, preventing punctures. The only downfall is that these tyres weigh 246g.
Schwalbe Marathon Racer – £31.99
These bad boys are great for very poor-quality roads or for those that commute by bike. They have a thick tread and have strengthened sidewalls which are embedded with a reflective strip and dynamo track.