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Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
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Originally Posted by phylisss
Hello! I'm going to cycle up the Stelvio pass this weekend with a good chance that it will snow. What kind of tyres would be most suitable to get me up the moutain efficiently and down the mountain safely?
I have a steel road bike with Michelin 4 tyres on the front and Gatorskins on the back. Would this setup be okay? Otherwise I have Swalbe Marathons but they are much heavier and would make it much harder to get up the mountain.
I would avoid an ultra-flat-resistant tire, like the Gatorskin or Marathon. These have a hard tread compound that has reduced traction in wet and cold conditions.
Consider a 4-season tire like the Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech or the Continental Grand Prix 4-season.
If you can fit a 700x35 tire, the Continental Winter Top Contact would be ideal.
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Last edited by Barrettscv; 05-28-13 at 10:32 AM.