The cross bike now has it’s winter tyres back on, slightly later than intended, but better late than never as they say.
Over the summer I’ve been running IRC Mythos CX Slick tyres which are fantastic on hardpacked surfaces, but lethal when the going gets slippy. Due to their size (700x38c), they also leave next to no clearance around the rear tyre. Luckily my new Continental Twisters arrived in the shop this week, so they were fitted today. I actually reused the old front tyre from last winter as the new rear as it wasn’t too badly worn, and stuck one of the new ones on the front. There is now lots more clearance around the back tyre, and slightly more grip, both of which are advantageous at this time of year. The Mythos will hopefully make a welcome return in about 6 months time.