Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 16:27:36 GMT
From: "Harry Davis" <harryedavisnopsamediaone.net>
Subject: Re: Winter vs all season tires on 900SE???


Go to www.tirerack.com. They have user survey feedback on various tires, including all-season tires. It includes wear and handling characteristics including traction in dry, wet and snow. Most of them appear to be ok in dry and wet, but very few do very well in snow according to users. I can't get more info since the terrorist events of this morning have caused an overload on the internet and I can't get to their web site. "Another Bob" <uctraingnopsamanet.com> wrote in message news:7hpqptofq1fkjqp4sdi42c5scpcofu89hinopsamcom... > On Mon, 10 Sep 2001 20:33:47 +0200, Robert Brown > <rjbnopsamnet.se.nospam> wrote: > > > >I'd better say straight off that I don't know what an "all-season tyre" is. > > Well, as an example, the Pirelli P7000 comes as a summer tire or as > the P7000 SuperTouring which is an 'all season'. All season tires > are marked M+S, AFAIK. However, they are distinguished from a true > winter tire in that the winter tires are designed to maximize winter > (snow) traction at the expense of wet, dry, and summer traction. > All seasons are a compromise in Winter traction, with almost 'normal' > Summer, wet, and dry traction. Still, they are way ahead of a 'Summer' > tire - which goes nowhere in the snow. > > Bob > > >

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