I'm deciding how to build up my frame that should hopefully be back from the powdercoater this weekend. It is a hybrid frame, 700C, with disc tabs on the fork (cantis in back). I'd like to build it up as a snow bike for commuting for plying icy, snowy urban streets, plowed or not.
With this goal, can you put together studded tires with a disc brake in the front? The problem I see is that most 700C rims for use with disc brakes are too narrow to take 35mm tires (which appear to be the narrowest Nokians).
What other characteristics do you think the Snowmuter should have?