Winter Cycling - Studs to slicks
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05-13-08, 12:55 PM
This is the worst year ever as it pertains to procrastination. I just switched from studs to my warm season slick tires yesterday! When do you all switch and have you ever let it go this long? I feel like I'm on a new bike. So fast!
05-14-08, 10:11 AM
I don't actually use studs, so this is one place where people can't say I procrastinate. If I see ice I am actually comfortable riding across it without studs, although that took awhile and won't happen for everyone. At least one person I know asked "What do you do for pea gravel? Would narrow tires help? I keep falling on it."
I do thump into the pavement about once a winter when I hit ice covered with snow and don't know it is there, but it seems a lot less bother than all the trade offs, changing tires, expense, some loss of speed with studs.
05-14-08, 09:13 PM
Well, I'm still on semi studs, but I'm waiting on some new Summer tires which were supposed to be here last week,
and last week, we had Snow!
05-15-08, 02:17 PM
I waited until I was sure that there would be no more snow.
I think it was early april when I switched mine.
I didn't care that they were slow. I just wanted to save some wear and get rid of the noise... :D
This year I got a second wheelset. I switched with conditions.
05-17-08, 08:02 PM
April 13th... Send in taxes, Remove Nokians... HeHe :)
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