When you're talking puncture protection and durability the
Continental Gatorskin might be the ideal commuting tyre. But no-one
would claim that it's a racing tyre - Conti aimed at maximum
strength, not light weight.
For racing and training in all conditions you want to balance
durability with ride quality, handling and weight... That's where
the GP 4 Season comes in.
As seen, frequently, on the roads of Paris-Roubaix, this is
basically the classic GP4000SII race tyre with added layers of
The rubber compound has been tweaked too, to offer maximum grip
in wet and greasy conditions.
So yes, it's good in the cold and/or in the wet, doesn't wear
out too quickly, and has extra puncture protection, yet still feels
more like a 'regular' tyre. It makes a lot of sense on UK roads,
particularly in winter. We love it, and we're not the only
"Puncture resistance is way above that offered by the fastest
race tyres yet rolling resistance feels pretty similar. Grip is
excellent, particularly in the wet."
Grand Prix 4 Season - 9/10 - Cyclist.co.uk