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How Pirelli’s range of road bike tyres can help see you through the winter

How Pirelli’s range of road bike tyres can help see you through the winter

As many of us know all too well, winter road riding comes with a whole new set of challenges. Rain, colder temperatures and stronger winds…

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As many of us know all too well, winter road riding comes with a whole new set of challenges.

Rain, colder temperatures and stronger winds make for some testing riding conditions, but can also yield an elevated sense of satisfaction when you get through it.

Switching out your summer rubber for winter road bike tyres can make a huge difference to how your bike feels in inclement conditions. It can also save you some money, and could even spare you from the horror of fixing a flat at the side of the road in a downpour.

Here, we check out two of Pirelli’s four-season road bike tyre models, the Pirelli Cinturato Velo and P Zero Race 4S, to help you decide which is best for you and your riding style. What makes a road bike tyre good for winter riding?

Heading into the winter usually involves a complete wardrobe overhaul to help you cope with the inclement conditions: time to dig out the overshoes, waterproofs and insulated layers. While it can be all too often overlooked, the same goes for your bike’s tyre setup.

Forget the dry, smooth tarmac of sunnier days; winter riding on wet roads, often with debris such as loose gravel or mud and sticks washed onto them, presents a fresh set of obstacles when it comes to traction.

To counter these tougher riding conditions, four-season road bike tyres are developed to offer enhanced grip in the wet, greater durability and added puncture protection. Fixing a puncture at the side of […]

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