Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 23:36:07 GMT
From: Another Bob  <uctraingnopsamanet.com>
Subject: Re: Winter vs all season tires on 900SE???


On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 23:18:48 +0200, Robert Brown <rjbnopsamnet.se.nospam> wrote: >OK, I found your tyres on Tire Rack and sure enough, they're said to be all-seasons (but >nonetheless called "Super Sport"). They do look good for sporadic snow, but is the >compound sufficiently flexible under 0 deg C / 32F to not break grip easily? > >In 2 months I'll be putting on my Gislaved Frosts and those are very soft. Sloppy but >secure ;-) I live where it snows a fair amount, but since they clear the streets well and use large amounts of salt, you end up actually driving on snow a very small percentage of the time. The P7000 SS served me well through several deeper storms - one the worst of the season where I drove home through 6" of snow with 12" drifts and plow leftovers. Again, they plow a lot around here, even a 20" storm rarely results in driving in more than 6" at any particular time. I never once felt as if I was losing grip. Temperatures here are often 20 deg F or below for much ( 2 or 3 months) of the winter. I will note that the tires were almost new. That certainly makes a difference. If I had to drive where there was more constant snow on the pavement. I might opt for a winter only tire. Bob

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