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Tires for snow on pavement?(7 posts)

Tires for snow on pavement?Karkus
Sep 23, 2002 2:57 PM
What kind of cyclocross tires would you recommend for riding on the sometimes snowy roads in Colorado? I've mountain biked a lot in snow, but this year I want to bike commute on my old road bike even when it's a little snowy, and I figured cyclocross tires would be the way to go. I would rather stay with a relativley skinny tire (~31mm) so that it cuts through the snow down to the pavement.
re: Tires for snow on pavement?OffRoadTourer
Sep 23, 2002 5:26 PM
For extreme snow use how about these? Available in 700x40c.
OK, snow but not pavement.OffRoadTourer
Sep 23, 2002 5:31 PM
Or this, available in 700x35c or a whopping 700x45c!!!

Found 'em at

Love those snow studs.
Not sure about that approach.Eager Beagle
Sep 24, 2002 6:17 AM
I find regular Mich Muds fine for riding on snow. In my experience, there is no way the wheel cuts right through to the pavement unless the snow is really wet, rather it tends to compact under the tyre, so in that respect it's not that different from riding on sticky mud.

Whatever you use, the snow tends to stick to the tyre and then fly off in chunks too....
re: Tires for snow on pavement?wspokes
Sep 25, 2002 3:49 AM
I have used Blades with good success in the Northeast. On my roads, there is always a layer of hardpacked snow in the winter, it is never bare and there is no "tires breaking through down to the pavement". I enjoy using the blades as they seem to work well in the snow and I often ride up throught the snowmobile tracks in the fields with them as well. Fun riding.
re: Tires for snow on pavement?shawniemc
Sep 25, 2002 6:57 AM
There is a good site on winter bikeing ( I've found it helpfull for winter biking in general, you'll find some tire talk on there as well.
re: Tires for snow on pavement?p lo
Sep 26, 2002 9:36 AM
i think the victoria mastercross are good in that situation and i cummuted on them all year. they are skinny (28) and roll good on pavement and cut through most snow situations with the exception of when there is more then a couple of inches on the ground.