Schwalbe Durano Plus tire review - reliable winter rubber

Grippy, fast rolling and tough - what more do you want from a winter all-round tyre?

Image shows the Schwalbe Durano Plus tires
(Image credit: Rachel Sokal)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Spending a chunk of money on a set of tires that probably won’t shave any weight off your bike is never going to be a popular option. But buying a set of Schwalbe Durano Plus will give you a great rolling tire and plenty of confidence from its grip and a much lower likelihood that you’ll be standing by the side of the road trying to fix a puncture in the winter chill.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent grip

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    High performing puncture protection

Reasons to avoid
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Can you really combine a low rolling resistance, excellent good grip, hard wearing rubber and puncture resistance into a single tire that doesn’t weigh a tonne? Certainly Schwalbe thinks it can with the Durano Plus.

We set off in the cold to try and verify these claims and see how it compared to the rest of the best winter tires for road cycling.

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Rachel has been writing about and reviewing bike tech for the last 10 years. Cynical by nature, Rachel never really trusts the marketing hype and prefers to give products a mighty good testing before deciding whether they're worth buying or not. 

Rachel's first riding love is mountain biking where she's been European and UK 24hr Champion on more than one occasion. She's not just confined to the trails though and regularly rides - and occasionally races - on gravel and road too.