Slippery wet rocks, sticky mud and slick ice can make even the most skilled mountain bikers feel like bambi on ice. Take back control and enjoy the trails more this winter. Here's our pick of the best mountain bike tyres for winter 2021.
The best winter mountain bike tyres for muddy conditions
The Maxxis Minion DHF OE MTB Tyre has EXO+ protection on the sidewalls for an enduro-level puncture resistance, making it more durable and insensitive to damage or penetration from foreign elements when tackling those tough trails.
Using Schwalbe's ADDIX Soft compound and Super Trail casing, this tyre will let you ride with confidence even on very muddy terrain.
The best winter mountain bike tyres for hard-packed conditions
WTB Trail Boss is more powerful than previous models, with an aggressive tread volume to keep you stable out on the bike.
Roll through the trails with speed and confidence thanks to the bold tread and grippy 3C MaxxTerra compound. Maxxis SilkShield and EXO technologies are combined for reliable puncture protection.
The best winter mountain bike tyres for icy conditions
The Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro winter tyre has 402 aluminium spikes that bite firmly into icy roads gripping tightly to help you to stay upright. SnakeSkin + RaceGuard under the tread keeps your tyres protected from punctures.
Stay in control on icy roads, even with tight corners, with the Marathon Winter Performance. With 200 spikes that claw into asphalt or ice, and the added reassurance of the SmartGuard puncture belt, they'll keep you rolling through winter.