Winter Cycling - cheapest studded tires that are decent
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12-06-03, 05:49 PM
first off sorry for asking this question because there are prob a hell of alot of questions about studded tires but i am sorta confused. ive been lookin around online at Nokian tires and what not and from what ive seen I cant get anything for cheaper than like 60 dollars. Ive never been bikin in the winter but im looking to try it. Is there anything in the 30-50 range? something thats studs arent so small they dont do anything. I have seen some tires that look like they wouldnt help enough. I am in maine by the way so theres alot of snow here and im not necessarily going to be on packed snow all the time. Should I try making my own? could someone help lead me in the right direction.
$30-$60 for one or both pairs? The cheapest I've seen Nokians W106 or the Mound and Grounds is $44 at universalcycles.com. That is for ONE tire though.
I don't have the time to make mine, but certainly, if you have an old pair of MTB tires, then it would definitely be the cheapest.. I commute and didn't have time to make any so I bit the bullit and bought 2 to go with some cheap Arraya rims I got at Nashbar for my snow tires.
I tried running it through qbike.com and they came back with universalcycles.com as the cheapest. If you see my post down below about the Nashbar one, it seemed to have gotten panned, but perhaps it might be OK for off road use in hardpack snow.
12-07-03, 01:57 PM
Nothing in the $30 range is worth considering. Nokian W106's are about $45 or higher, and they are the cheapest studded tires you should consider. If you are looking for cheap winter snows, look for something in a bladed-type tire-you should be able to find something like that for less than $20.
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