This winter I am planning on using my Cyclocross bike for road riding over the dark, damp, horrible, wet British Winter and would like to know which road tyres people are using/recommend for this purpose.
I currently use Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 33in for tracks/trails/offroad riding but would like something with less rolling resistance (still want to go at a decent pace) yet big and comfortable as I will only be using them on tarmac and will swap back to the Racing Ralphs when I go off road.
panaracer gravelking, awesome tyres. They do a slick or slightly treaded version. I commuted on the 43s on my cross bike last winter in the UK and they were brilliant. Might as well go as wide as you can and they’ll perform well offroad too unless its muddy
As above Conti 4 seasons are a good balance of puncture resistance while not being prohibitively slow. Gatorskins have better puncture resistance but can be a bit sketchy in the wet in my experience, plus cost you a few more watts and grams if you’re trying to hang onto a fast group ride.
For gloves and overshoes I find the Sealskinz range to be pretty good and with decent waterproofing. Merino socks and glove liners can be a good addition for the really cold days, and the days when it’s wet enough that the water gets in anyway.
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