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Winter Tires for Commuting/Training(4 posts)

Winter Tires for Commuting/Trainingvelocity
Oct 3, 2002 6:33 AM
Currently have Axial Bi-Sport tires on my commuter/beater/occasional trainer bike. Fairly happy with these tires. What tires are people using in cold winter weather for this type of riding?
Nokian Studded Tires-never miss a ride due to weather.MB1
Oct 3, 2002 6:53 AM
Peter White Cycles has them in stock.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp
Now I know why the DC streets are such a wreck ...Humma Hah
Oct 3, 2002 1:06 PM
... you and Miss M are wearing them out with all that riding and studded bike tires!
www.icebike.com: Everything you need to knowcory
Oct 3, 2002 7:45 AM
That's not actually the Web site, which I can't remember, but it will get you there. They have all kinds of advice about winter riding, from tires to hats, with evaluations and recommendations.
I have those same tires on one bike, and they're fine most of the time, but we don't get prolonged periods of ice and snow around here. Almost any tire will work in a couple of inches of loose snow, and when it's packed down and icy, I usually don't ride for a few days. A friend has used Nokian studded tires on his mountain bike, and even rides on the frozen irrigation ditches in the mountains around Reno with them. That's sort of cool--miles and miles of what amounts to singletrack, four feet wide with fish underneath....