Winter is almost on us – but lots of bikes still lack their winter tyres.
With wet roads, you are much more likely to get a puncture. One reason for this is that glass fragments that fall off when the tyre is dry, stick when wet. They then dig into the tyre and puncture the tube! This is why you need tougher tyres in winter.
We keep a number of tyres which are great for the winter period. We can also get in others if you have a particular requirement.
Our most popular option is probably the Continental Gaterskin Hardshell. This tyre is modeled on the Gaterskin race tyre, but toughened up for hard commuting use and winter training rides. The Gaterskin, has good puncture protection, but the Hardshell takes protection even further. The Hardshell really cuts your risk of having to change a tube in the rain!
The Schwalbe Durano Plus is also a tough tyre suitable for both winter training and commuting. Protection is provided by a layer of ‘Smart Guard’ – a technology also used by the Schwalble Marathon Plus. The Marathon Plus is also great for commuting, but not as fast as the Durano Plus. Durano Plus tyres are available in narrower sizes than the Marathon Plus.
Finally the guys at Panasonic have come up with the Panaracer Ribmo. This tyre also has a puncture resistant layer. It also has more of a visible tread than the GaterSkin Hardshell or Durano Plus.
Winter Tyre Free fitting
If you buy a pair of winter tyres from us we will fit them for free. This offer runs until 1st December. Please call shop to book – 0208 670 9767.
Please note that tyres come in a limited range of sizes so you may not be able to get a particular tyre in your size.