Everyone knows to change from summer to winter tyres when driving a car. If you don’t want snow and ice to spoil your fun on the bike, you’ll be well advised to use winter bicycle tyres too. For mountain biking, specialists such as Schwalbe and Continental offer winter tyres with adapted treads and a variety of studs that provide full control even on bare ice. Studded tyres are also available for everyday use on icy roads. They usually have a less pronounced tread and significantly fewer studs. For all-round use on snowy roads; however, there are also winter tyres without studs, which offer advantages over normal tyres simply because of their specialised rubber compound and aggressive tread pattern.