- How good are all season tyres?
Does anyone know if the likes of Cross Climates have a compound that works better at low temperatures than summer tyres, or if it’s just a summer compound with a snow tread? I’d like to stop using two sets of wheels but want something that grips better than a summer tyre when it’s below 7 degrees or frosty, not just has better grip in snow.Posted 2 months agoperchypantherMember
Does anyone know if the likes of Cross Climates have a compound that works better at low temperatures than summer tyres,
That’s what they claim.
It’s apparently a summer compound with added winteriness rather than a winter compound with added summeriness
Having tried them, I’m not inclined to disagree. They’re much better in the cold and the wet than the OEM Toyos my car came with.Posted 2 months agobobloMember
Another Cross Climes
pervertconvert here. Changed all 4 on my V70 20k miles ago. They’ve had a couple of winter Alps trips and lots of summer continental driving and they’ve been ace. No noisier, no difference in mpg and betterer in winter/no worserer in summer.
Cost wise, yes they’re dearer but they claim +20% life over normal stuff so they should work out cost neutral if true. My front’s normally last 20k and they’re nowhere near done so those claims hold up so far.Posted 2 months agorichmtbSubscriber
I was using CrossClimates before the were cool!
Used them on a Leon FR for about 5 years. Swapped to a Focus ST and took off four part worn (but easily had another 6 months) Michelin Pilot Sports for CrossClimates.
If I had to sum them up i’d say they are good in the dry, good in snow, but amazing in the wet. Traction on wet roads is the best i’ve had from a tyre. They should market them as “designed for Scotland!”Posted 2 months agotthewSubscriber
I’ve got the Maxxis AP2 on my Transit Connect. Much closer to your price target than the cross climates! Seemed great last winter and haven’t noticed any strange or rapid wear in the nearly a year they’ve been fitted, but I don’t drive like Mikka Hakkanen.
As someone on the previous page noted, I’ve also seen a drop in economy , also about 3mpg I reckon. When I come to change them I’ll see what that equates to in cash over their lifetime, but will have all seasons for definite in future.Posted 2 months agoWaderiderMember
To counteract the cross climate love, my wifes car and mine are on them. On my V70 at half worn they aquaplane quite easily. Perhaps I need to slow down!
Goodyear four seasons are better at shifting water in my experience….rain being more common than snow, I am moving to Goodyear for this winter.
Also I work in Forestry so get onto dirt roads and again the Goodyears are better.
I drive about the Fort William area, so pretty wet roads.Posted 2 months ago
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