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101driver

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101driver says:

winter tyres where?

I purchased winter tyres for my daughters ped last winter and they were amazing, no use in summer though as they shed rubber like black dandruff. See pic of pattern. The problem is that below about 7 degrees celcius normal tyres don't provided much grip and they ped isn't heavy enough( or my daughter) to generate any heat. The front tyre supplied with the ped was as hard as a kitchen work top and provided next to no grip below o degree C. The new winter tyres however provided sure grip in ice snow and deep slush. I can't find anywhere that sell winter grade rubber for her new bike YBR125 size  2.75x18 front 90/90x18 rear I will accept sizes significantly different from this as speed/ handling  performance is not the limiting factor but rock hard rubber on wet icey roads is.My daughter completed over 9000 miles in the six months and two weeks of riding the 50 ped untill she got knocked off so I am happy to buy 2 sets of tyres one being specialised winter ones. The ped tyres we imported from germany.

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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i was running mx tires on my bike in the snow and they were fine on soild snow and slush but never rode on ice

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101driver

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101driver says:

winter tyres

bmwgs:

That makes sence I ran same on my DRZ which was great fun in snow/slush but felt worse on ice, I was realy tempted to try tec screws in the blocks like a couple of posts on thumper forum, but decided against it, studs were banned here for a good reason and I wouldn't want to injure some one. Thanks for your post

steveb:

Thanks yes thats what we have on now, second set as my son had bike first, well impressed with them. Would like more of a winter tyre pattern you know a few sipes rather than a race pattern, that said the rubber didn't go as hard as the ped tyre rubber and it does grip well in the wet. I will stay with pilot sporties if we can't find a dedicated winter tyre. Thanks for your input.

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

winter tyres

about to get me=y volvo v70 shed on winter boots,,those who say its no different are talking through their arse...i live in lincs wolds 20 mins from cad well. was born and bred in the brecon beacons, winter tyres are much better than summer ones..so its on with em tomorrow! as for bikes, yeah i am a wimp, both mine coming off road end of sept. cba with the damage cuased by salt and the horrid riding conditions, i will be however, keeping them both warm with a space heater fired up every night! scuse speelings.. cba to go back

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