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Discussion: Studded tyres for winter commuting

After a couple of years braving snow and ice on standard touring tyres, I'm thinking of putting Schwalbe Marathon Winters on my main commuter bike. Does anyone have any experience of these for London winters? 

Blog post: HALO Twin Rail Courier Berlin HC tyre, £22.99, www.ison-distribution.com

As the name suggests, the Berlin HC is made of hard compound rubber as it’s intended for rear wheel use only. This needs stressing as, although it offers greater wear resistance, the harder compound gives much reduced grip so it’s ...

Blog post: HALO Twin Rail Courier Berlin tyre, £22.99, www.ison-distribution.com

Here's a beefed-up Berlin version with even greater puncture defence. The regular 1mm anti-flat strip is replaced with a whopping 2.5mm one (you’ll need a mallet this time). Amazingly, it still only weighs 415g and rolls better than some...

Blog post: HALO Twin Rail Courier tyre, £16.99-£19.99, www.ison-distribution.com

The basic Twin Rail Courier (available in seven colours) was launched specifically for the fixed-gear and courier market, in other words riders who are particularly hard on their kit. It’s got a steel bead to keep the price down and a qual...

Blog post: CONTINENTAL Gator Hardshell tyre, £38.99-£29.99 (folding/wire bead), www.conti-tyres.co.uk

Modelled on the famous Gatorskin race clincher, this 2010 Hardshell version has more reinforcement for fast commuting or training. 
A breaker strip wraps the entire width of the tread to prevent punctures, while a Duraskin mesh helps fend off ...

Blog post: PANARACER Pasela White tyre, £24.99, www.zyro.co.uk

A brand new retro colourway in the popular Pasela range that already offered 10 different options to suit 26in and 700c wheels. Although likely to prove 
a hit with classic builders and fixed-gear makeovers, we reckon this would easily handle ...

Blog post: SCHWALBE Lugano tyre, £14.99, www.schwalbe.co.uk

Increasingly seen specced on complete bikes, this is Schwalbe’s latest entry-level road tyre. Incorporating the company’s ‘bi-colour’ compound, meaning the central tread — shown in blue, red, yellow or white on th...

Blog post: VITTORIA Randonneur Hyper tyre, £34.99, www.vittoria.com

Snapped up quickly by the test team’s most fanatical tourer due to it being a featherweight in its class — the result of a superlight kevlar folding bead and supple (120tpi) casing. Close up, the all-new triple-layer puncture prote...

Blog post: CONTINENTAL Ultra Gatorskin TYRES, £22.95, www.conti-tyres.co.uk

  We’ve raved about the puncture-proofing of equivalent Gatorskin tyres we’ve ridden on road bikes in the past, but this is the 26in version designed for fast commuting on a mountain bike. Constructed using a lightweight 170tpi...