Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 07:50:00 +0200
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: Winter vs all season tires on 900SE???

Another Bob wrote: > On Mon, 10 Sep 2001 20:33:47 +0200, Robert Brown > <> 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 OK - now we're getting somewhere. In Sweden, anything classed as "M+S" (mud and snow) qualifies as a winter tyre. And if you say that all-season tyres are also marked with "M+S", then they are equivalent. Which means that we're actually all in favour of driving on the same tyres(?) But you said in a previous posting that you would rather drive on all-season than winter tyres. How do you mean? //Robert

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