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    Studs or No Studs

    I plan on riding this winter and not sure about riding with studded tires. It can get pretty icy and snow covered in this area.

    Do you commute with studs or no studs? If so, how many studs\tire make would you recommend for the best commute.

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    Studs, I ordered another pair of Nokians since I'll be commuting on a 26er this winter. Can't remember how many, I'll let you know when they come.

    Now I got to go commute through last nights snow.

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    Studs, because I hate falling off my bike in traffic.

    I ride 700c and use the Nokian W106 in 35 mm. I've heard good things about the Schwalbes too.

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    Studs are sweet, we run the 106's.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Studs. No question.

    Nokian W106 (on my MTB)

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    +1. Nokian W106 700 x 35c. Very good grip but be prepared for a dragging feeling like riding through sand. On the plus side when you take them off in the Spring, you'll feel euro pro fast going back to regular tires.

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    Studs are great.

    If your city/whatever plows regularly, less aggressive studs/tires are probably ok.

    If your city gives up on plowing and you've got a ton of flash-frozen rutted slush and ice, get big studded knobbies.

    +1 on the "good god are these things heavy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by saf-t
    Studs. No question.

    Nokian W106 (on my MTB)
    I think I'm going with the 106's on my mtb commuter. It sounds like they roll not bad, but still keep you upright.

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    Yeah, studs are the way to go. I use Nokian Mount and Grounds on mine (not sure how many studs they have). They don't have studs on the tire's centerline so that helps with the rolling resitstance and noise on the dry sections.

    If you don't mind spending the $ I recommend getting a 2nd set of wheels of the same size (brake track wise) sou you can mount your studs/non-studs to each set for quick switches. It's a drag to wake up for work, surprised by a snow/ice storm, and have to swap tires. Much easier to swap wheels.

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    I agree- an extra wheelset is the way to go.

    I use Nokian Extremes--- and I could bike on a hockey rink. It is safer than walking. It messes with my head if I think about it too much.


    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t
    Yeah, studs are the way to go. I use Nokian Mount and Grounds on mine (not sure how many studs they have). They don't have studs on the tire's centerline so that helps with the rolling resitstance and noise on the dry sections.

    If you don't mind spending the $ I recommend getting a 2nd set of wheels of the same size (brake track wise) sou you can mount your studs/non-studs to each set for quick switches. It's a drag to wake up for work, surprised by a snow/ice storm, and have to swap tires. Much easier to swap wheels.

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    Why not go with three wheels? See link to blog below.......MTT

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