Wet Weather Tyres Guide
Selecting a tyre that provides both grip and durability in wet conditions will enhance your cycling experience. It's important to ensure that your ride does not end with you shivering at the side of the road fixing a flat, or sliding along the tarmac after a sudden loss of grip.
At HUNT Wheels, our 4 Season wheels are specifically designed to withstand the conditions of riding and training in adverse weather, and so it's only right that you mount tyres optimised for the same conditions. We have a look at 3 tyres that are perfect for this time of year...
Wet, gritty and slippery roads are synonymous with this time of year as the winter months and inclement weather continue. You may be focused on buying winter clothing and mudguards to keep warm and dry to make winter riding more comfortable, however have you considered the impact that changing your tyres will make? Summer riding is all about speed and efficiency and lightweight racing tyres are often fitted to lower rolling resistance and grip the warm dry tarmac, however winter riding is a whole different affair.
Winter conditions can be particularly challenging with grit, water, potholes and even ice gracing our tarmac. Selecting a tyre that provides grip in winter conditions and is more puncture resistant is going to enhance your winter cycling experience and ensure that your ride does not end with you shivering at the side of the road fixing a flat or sliding along the tarmac after a sudden loss of grip.
At Hunt wheels we have created a range of 4 Season wheels specifically designed to withstand the harsh conditions of winter riding and training but what tyres should you fit to suit the conditions? We have a look at 3 tyres that are perfect for winter riding:
As the name suggests, these tyres are ready to roll on all terrain types and all-weather types too. This multi-purpose is ideal for those with an adventurous spirit. With these tyres on your road/gravel/adventure bike, you can keep riding when you run out of road. The versatile tread rolls easily and with low vibration, but grips safely and reliably on gravel roads and smoother, dry trails.
Ideal for when the roads get a little more "gravelly". Schwalbe G-One Speed Evo Super Ground Tyre - V-Guard delivers exceptional speed, comfort and smoothness. This lightweight tyre features Schwalbe's Addix SpeedGrip compound, which is very durable and very versatile. Part of the Evolution Line, this model is equipped with the state-of-the-art Super Ground construction. This means that you'll benefit from its additional bead-to-bead fabric for improved overall cut resistance as well as fast and smooth-rolling performance. Engineered for going the extra mile, this version is also tubeless, so you can enjoy less rolling resistance, superior grip and high puncture safety.
Although the Schwalbe Pro One tyre is not specifically a winter tyre it does possess many qualities that make it suitable for winter use. Running a tubeless wheelset and tyre has many advantages that make it suitable for running during winter. Tubeless tyres can be run at much lower pressures without the risk of pinch punctures. This enhances grip and is particularly useful in wet and slippery conditions, you could even run as low as 60psi. Tubeless tyres use a latex sealant to ensure an airtight seal and this has the added benefit of sealing any small punctures that you may pick up. In actual fact you may not even know you’ve puncture such is the sealing efficiency which is invaluable when the temperature drops and it is essential to keep moving to stay warm. The Schwalbe Pro Ones have a particularly low rolling resistance so coupled with the benefits outlined above could be the best all round performance tyre for you to fit.
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