I have been riding with these tyres for the last few months. They seem to have more grip on ice, earth and the limited snow I have ridden on. I mainly bought them for black ice as my route to work is particularly prone. They do seem to have more grip than normal tyres and work similarly to car snow tyres which have lots of edges to find grip on snow and ice. Whilst they have much more grip on ice than a normal tyre, that is still not a huge amount. I will swap back to my normal tyres sometime in March. Things to look out for though are. 1. They may not go under your mudguards as they are quite tall and square. 2. Rolling resistance is a bit higher. 3. When leaning in to a fast turn they feel a bit squirmy. Though you do get used to this. It not lack of grip. Just the flatish top of the tyre and the more flexible tread. Overall rather a good tyres for the winter months in Northern England. I also have studded tyres but you need much more consistent snow or ice to use them.
Yes, I recommend this tire
5 / 5
Gravel Grinding & More...
December 13, 2018
This is the best tire around for Gravel Grinding or for whatever surface you decide to ride on. This tire will last thousands of miles, even on pavement, while keeping it's tread. I have rolled over thorns and many other obstacles w/o a problem. I have logged approximately 3,000 miles on a rear tire and more on a front, through multiple types of surfaces--pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, grass, snow, ice, etc. and the traction is incredible. When new, these tires (35's or 40's) resemble a razorback. They may be a bit on the heavy side, but they are relentless when it comes to durability and traction. I am a HUGE fan of these tires and pray they Michelin continues to make these tires forever. I wish more people would discover these tires at the local Gravel Grinds! Thanks Michelin for the best multipurpose tire on the market!
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