Ride Review: Tannus Aither 1.1 Solid Road Bike Tyres

Since my first look in February I’ve been giving the Tannus Aither 1.1 solid tyres a thorough workout on my road bike. I’ve covered enough miles now to be able to write a more in-depth appraisal of their real world performance. They promised a lot, but did they deliver? You can read my full review over on…

Tannus Aither 1.1 Tyres

Just a quick update on the new Tannus solid tyres. I’ve published an article outlining my initial impressions after chatting with the Tannus rep and fitting a pair. It covers a bit of the science behind the tyres and also the mounting process, which is more complex than regular clincher tyres. First Look: Tannus Aither 1.1…

Conti GP 4 Season Tyres: First Impressions

As you may know I recently swapped out my “summer” GP4000S tyres for some winter rubber, namely Continental’s Grand Prix 4 Season offerings. I’ve had a chance to test them out on a few rides including some fast paceline efforts, a bunch of hilly Surrey roads and the odd wet and greasy route. Here’s my initial…

Indoor Training: Turbo vs Rollers

It’s getting to that time of year now when newer riders may be thinking about the merits of investing in an indoor trainer. Less daylight, slippery roads plus the possibility of black ice mean that many riders will looking at either a turbo trainer or a set of rollers to keep the legs ticking over….

Winter Rubber

They’ve arrived! :-) After the last few winters on Conti GP4000S tyres, I am finally going to give their more robust Grand Prix 4 Season tyres a whirl. They’ll adorn the bike once the weather heads south of foul (that may be quite soon) and will be on long term test all winter. I’ll let you all…