The Best winter road bike tyres 2024 - hard-wearing, puncture-resistant tyres to get you through the winter

A man rides through a large puddle on a road bike on the best winter road bike tyres
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Fitting the best winter road bike tyres to your bike can be a great move to make as winter approaches. In the northern hemisphere as winter sets in and road conditions deteriorate fitting the best winter tyres to your bike can make a big difference to your riding and winter training. 

Winter conditions in different parts of the world can mean different things. For those of us in the northern hemisphere it may not necessarily mean ice and snow-covered roads for months on end, but it can often be constantly wet for long periods, and winter rains and freezing conditions can mean lots of debris is washed into the roads. Freezes can cause water to constantly freeze and crack, damaging road surfaces too. All of this means your tyres - your sole point of contact with the road are tested a lot more. Debris-strewn roads and lanes can test the best road bike tyres and make mincemeat of lightweight race tyres, so swapping your lightweight tyres out for some more durable winter options is often a good move to make. It's also going to be dark and cold most likely, so be sure to check out our guides to the best bike lights, the best winter cycling gloves too.

Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike