Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any information or review of the innova studded tires. Since I dont have a ton of cash right now, and my sister, the one not making me panniers, is considering what to get me for christmas, I figured the Innova's would be in her price range. Honestly, if I would be just slightly better off than with my knobbies, ill stick with the tires I have. I will be commuting 10 miles both ways on roads this winter, and while we dont get huge amounts of precipitation, it can get cold and damp at times, here in pennsylvania. There is also a place where trucks cross the road, leaving a lot of moisture over a 40' section, towards the end of a slight descent. The nokians are out for this year, and the Nashbars are pushing $90 with deliver. Bike tires direct has the innova's for $25 a piece. Any advice would be welcome here.
Also, if I do get these, should I ride them before I hit the ice to break them in?