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Winter mountain bike tyres can transform your riding when the weather turns sour and the trails turn muddy .
Switching from a faster-rolling summer tyre to a winter mountain bike tyre with tons of grip can make the difference between riding and sliding, railing or crashing, puncturing or ploughing.
We’ve tested a wide range of winter mountain bike tyres to see you through the slop, from aggro all-rounders to spiky mud munchers.
Here’s our pick of the bunch, as rated and reviewed by the BikeRadar team.
Otherwise, you can head to our round-up of the best mountain bike tyres for our pick of trail, enduro and downhill rubber for year-round or summer riding. Best winter mountain bike tyres in 2022, as rated by our expert testers
Maxxis Shorty 3C Max Terra EXO: £60 Schwalbe Magic Mary Super Trail ADDIX Ultra Soft: £67 Michelin Wild Enduro Racing Line Front: £65 WTB Verdict TCS Light/High Grip: £60 Maxxis Shorty 3C Max Terra EXO Price: £60 (as tested) Weight: 1.03kg Size: 29×2.5in Measured width: 2.32in The Maxxis Shorty is a truly excellent tyre for riding sticky mud thanks to its tall shoulder tread. Its shorter, well-spaced central blocks also help it shed mud effectively.Despite having an aggressive tread, it’s surprisingly fast-rolling in this particular casing and compound.We have reviewed both the […]