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Here are our picks for the best road cycling winter tyres.

Looking for a set of winter tyres to get you through the cold, wet months? Take a look at some of the best available for 2023.

Continental Gatorskin Folding Clincher Winter Road Tyre

Price from

£32.99

Everyone’s favourite training tyre (formerly known as Ultra GatorSkin). The ONLY tyre you ever need. An excellent training tyre with the weight and performance of a summer race tyre.

Available in a variety of widths, this tyre can accommodate anything from fast and dry riding to gravel riding where a wider tyre is desirable.

Key specifications

  • The most popular road tyre in the UK
  • Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead
  • Quality German made natural rubber tread
  • Praised by both the press and thousands of satisfied users
  • Weight: 220g(23c), 250g(25c)
  • Max: 120psi
  • Bead: Folding
  • Puncture Protection: Poly X Breaker
  • TPI: 180

Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season Winter Road Tyre

Price from

£35.95

From

Tredz

Perfectly designed for long-distance road rides, be it racing, training or a sportive, the Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season 11 Storm Tubeless Ready Clincher Tyre offers superior levels of traction and comfort for a supreme ride feel and cornering confidence. The construction of this clincher tyre allows you to switch to a tubeless-ready set up quickly and easily for improved protection from punctures and reduced rolling resistance.

Developed by Hutchinson’s R&D laboratory, the new ElevenSTORM® performance compound has been designed for endurance riding in all conditions. Durability is improved by the specific compound thickness of 1.6mm and, combined with a grooved design, the grip is enhanced no matter how wet the roads.

Specifications

  • Tube and Tubeless options
  • ElevenSTORM® performance compound for performance and adhesion
  • Specific grooved design for wet terrain
  • Superior compound thickness (1.6mm)
  • Kevlar® reinforcement for puncture resistance
  • Weight: 260 grams (25c)
  • TPI: 127

Schwalbe Durano Plus Folding Winter Road Tyre

Price from

£29.99

Maximum puncture protection for race bikes! Due to SmartGuard puncture protection Durano Plus achieves a unique level of protection for road bike tyres. This makes Durano Plus the most puncture-resistant road bike tyre available. Optimised by the high-performance Addix Compound, mileage and grip are at the highest level. Professional athletes and ambitious cyclists rely on these qualities in their training.

Key specifications

  • SmartGuard compound
  • Addix
  • Performance-line tyre
  • Folding
  • Twin Skin
  • Weight: 385g (700 x 25mm)
  • 67 EPI

Cinturato Velo Tubeless Ready Clincher Winter Road Tyre

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£43.00

The CINTURATO Velo Tubeless Ready Clincher is Pirelli’s go-to gravel tyre option for competitive use over rough or unsealed roads, such as the white dirt tracks of Strade Bianche. Featuring an Armour Tech™ construction with a high-density nylon layer to protect against punctures, this is a robust tyre you can rely on to keep on rolling mile after mile. Meanwhile, the SmartNET™ Silica rubber compound helps keep you riding with control even in treacherous racing conditions.

Key specifications

  • Tubeless-ready
  • Good rolling resistance
  • Dry & wet grip,
  • Supreme comfort
  • Excellent puncture protection
  • Mileage longevity
  • Superior handling for extreme safety feeling.

Challenge Elite XP Handmade Winter Road Tyre

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£24.50

The Challenge Elite XP is the ultimate winter training tyre, perfect for riders who want high performance without running a fragile race-day only tyre in winter thanks to it’s PPS Ganzo protection The Elite XP is built for speed while still being durable and grippy. The herringbone tread helps it roll incredibly well while still offering excellent control under braking and while cornering, even in the wet. Equally at home during the winter, the Elite is not just for dry days; it’s happy enough in the wet as well.

Key specifications

  • Incredibly fast rolling herringbone tread also offers excellent cornering control
  • 260TPI SuperPoly casing with CorazzArmor gives an incredibly smooth and supple ride
  • Handmade folding bead casing with PPS Ganzo puncture protection
  • SmartPlus rubber compound for excellent grip and durability
  • Not tubeless compatible

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Winter Road Tyre

Price from

£29.99

Schwalbe’s Marathon Plus tyre prides itself on being the only tyre in the world that deserves the label “flat-less”. Featuring a bespoke patented five millimetres thick puncture protection belt, made from highly elastic special rubber, the Schwalbe Marathon Plus Road Tyre – Smart Guard resists thumbtacks, glass, and other sharp-edged debris. An advanced design offers a lighter roll for a comfortable, smooth, and safe ride. Racing and club cyclists, commuters, touring cyclists, and E-Bike riders can all enjoy the benefits of increased puncture protection.

Key specifications

  • SmartGuard puncture protection
  • Wire bead
  • Durable Endurance compound
  • Reflective sidewall for visibility
  • Sizes: 25c, 28c, 32c, 35c, 38c
  • Weight: 25c: 595g; 28c: 750g; 32c: 810g; 35c: 900g; 38c: 960g