Road Bike Tyres

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Oct 2013
3:33pm, 25 Oct 2013
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wolves1877
Can anybody offer any advice I'm looking to change my road tyres for the winter and put cyclo-cross tyres on ideas ?
Oct 2013
3:52pm, 25 Oct 2013
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Tonybv9
The first question is: What are you hoping to achieve with CX tyres? If you will be riding on the road, they are not the best choice.
Oct 2013
3:55pm, 25 Oct 2013
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wolves1877
Yes mainly road, ideally looking for more grip in the wet conditions
Oct 2013
4:35pm, 25 Oct 2013
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jacdaw
Conti GP 4 seasons? Not a CX tyre but grippy on the road in the wet.

I'm fairly sure more tread pattern doesn't add traction on smooth tarmac.
Oct 2013
5:22pm, 25 Oct 2013
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wolves1877
If only the tarmac was smooth around Derby. Thanks for the help
Oct 2013
5:29pm, 25 Oct 2013
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Winded
I have found the grip on a continental touring plus is quite good; fairly puntcure proof too. If you want an all rounder with some grip in rougher conditions that might work for you. f you want tread that might be one to consider.

My road/trainer has specialized all condition tyres. A bit heavy but I've found they grip fairly well on tarmac even in the wet. Not an off road or CX tyre though; no tread pattern to speak of.
Oct 2013
5:49pm, 25 Oct 2013
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Gobi
I have used Specialized all conditions all year 700 x 25 - they have been excellent
Oct 2013
5:52pm, 25 Oct 2013
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Gobi
ps. cross tires are not so good on the road

I have specialized tracers http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/tracer-sport-tyre-ec043101?country=GB¤cy=GBP&utm_content=mkwid__pcrid_19178765816_kword__match__plid_

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Oct 2013
6:00pm, 25 Oct 2013
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Winded
My bike came with 35mm Schwalbe Smart Sams - I've even put them back o a couple of times for an off road adventure but they are too knobbly for decent grip on tarmac. They do keep good traction when standing to go uphill in a bit of mud. I don't have much to compare them too but I'm told they are quite good all round off roaders.
Feb 2015
3:33pm, 18 Feb 2015
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Angel Wings
I was going to ask a question about winter tyres but have found this so hopefully someone will be able to advise please - I have a sportif on Saturday, weather looks to be wet Friday but mainly dry Saturday. I have continental gatorskins on my roadbike, not many miles done on them and in good condition (the tyres that is, not me).

I'm fairly slow so tyres for speed are not needed :) Just want to ask if they should be ok for this sort of road event please? Or do I need to change them?

Thanks :)

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Can anybody offer any advice I'm looking to change my road tyres for the winter and put cyclo-cross on my specialized road bike (Allez)

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