We have about 3 cm of snow, and are expecting 1-3 cm more. The documentation with my nokian studded tire (hakka something or other in finnish) says that I should ride them in dry conditions (no braking or turning either!) for 50 km to condition them before putting them to a snow test.
So how important is it? Has anyone skipped the conditioning and had their studs fall out?
My other question is that I have the stud on the front only - there's a lot less weight on the front - so does it get conditioned that way anyway?