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Do you use winter-tires?

Susan2012-03-20 03:20:47 +0000 #1
I used to use the "Schwalbe Snow Stud" in winter, but on my new bike, it won't fit. It has a narrow street-tire on it (label says: 28x1 - 700x25c).

I'd like to use something grippier for snow and ice, but I am not sure if there are winter-tyres narrow enough.
Sky King2012-03-20 03:34:38 +0000 #2
Wow that is a narrow tire for winter riding. Can you put zip ties on? of course that isn't going to make for a comfort ride, more like driving a car with chains
Susan2012-03-20 03:26:44 +0000 #3
Unfortunately not, it has a road calipher brake. On the Soma homepage they say max. tire width is 33c(28c with fenders).
zoom-zoom2012-03-20 04:00:22 +0000 #4
Clearly you need to get a cyclocross bike!

We just bought me a set of 35x700s for my CX bike. Looks like it may not be long before I get to give them a try. (fortunately/unfortunately)
Susan2012-03-20 04:24:15 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by zoom-zoom

Clearly you need to get a cyclocross bike!


But I think DH might object to that
out_spokin'2012-03-20 05:23:47 +0000 #6
Can you get Nokians there? They make a 700 x 32 studded tyre...
Susan2012-03-20 05:19:13 +0000 #7
I could get the Nokians, but I fear even they would be too wide for the frame (with fenders). I think about getting the Conti Touring Plus or Schwalbe Marathon, they come in 25c and 28c. Not studded, but maybe a little better than mine?
Melalvai2012-03-20 06:41:12 +0000 #8
I got studded tires on Sunday!!!

I am SO excited. I've been just dreading the cold, because last winter was so horrifically cold. But now that I have studded tires I can't WAIT for ice and snow.

And, now that I have studded tires, the forecast is rain and upper 30's for the next two weeks. I'm convinced this is my fault. If I hadn't gotten the new tires, we'd have snow tomorrow.

My goretex rain gear worked like that too. I ordered it during an unusually rainy fall. By the time it arrived the rain had stopped for the season. I didn't have a chance to ride in the rain again until spring. I mean, it did rain, and I did ride, but every time, it let up before I was out in it. I concluded that the goretex worked by keeping the rain off of the entire area.

So...looks like we're in for an unusually snow-less winter, all because of my magical studded tires!



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