Should you change to winter tyres?

Changing to puncture-resistant tyres for the winter used to be standard practice but better rubber means it’s no longer a necessity

As the seasons change, so too does our approach to riding. First thing to be changed for most are the tyres.

After all, no one likes sitting in a ditch fixing a puncture in the freezing rain. But with new tyre technology, is it strictly necessary to change to the now traditional ‘winter’ training tyre or can you stick to ‘normal’ tyres all year?

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