Winter Cycling - Review the Nokian A10
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I'm looking for some comments on the A10. Particularly, what is their rolling resistance like? I use the M&G 160's for snowy conditions. But I'm looking for a tyre that I can use on those days where the snow is light and there is a possibility of black ice that you have to keep an eye out for. I hate riding on snow studs because the rolling resistance is so low, and I'm looking for something that I can ride on that is fairly quick to roll but when I do hit an icy spot I don't have to worry about slipping on my a**.
The new studded tire from Schwable is supposed to have a rather low rolling resistance.
01-25-08, 11:30 AM
I have the Schwalbe Marathon Winters. I really don't think the rolling resistance is bad at all. They are heavy, and that is what makes it slower. But it's for winter, and when I'm dealing with snow, ice, ruts, they rock.
Have you tried other studded tires or are the Marathon Winters your first set?
If you have tried others how do they compare?
01-28-08, 12:50 PM
Marathon Winters are my first set. You're right, I don't have any experience with other tires. But I do know that the rolling resistance is perfectly acceptable to me. I have no hestitation to recommend this tire to anyone. I was thinking at first, that's a of studs. But with half of them on the outer part of the tire, they don't really contact the ground at 70 psi. They're used mostly to climb out of ruts and deeper junk.
So in the sense that Marathon Winters are slower, I would attribute that to the weight of more studs.
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