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: