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Old 03-02-08, 06:26 PM   #1
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Folding winter tires?

Just curious do they make folding winter tires? Some what of a dream of mine to ride from one end of the country to the other where one end is snowing and the other end is sunny (possible drop down to California ).
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I know they have folding knobby tires and semi-slicks out there but just not sure on the winter tires.
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As in studded? Nokian WXC300s. Good luck finding any.
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The only ones I've seen or heard of are steel bead. I think the studs would fall out when folded or the studs would make it difficult to fold the tyre.

Otherwise some mud specific tyres are the only option. They do a pretty good job if it's only snow.
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As in studded? Nokian WXC300s. Good luck finding any.
Yes. Folding studded tires. Why do you say good luck on finding them? are they sold out or out of production or etc?
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http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp

No production in 2007-2008 they say.

I see from the same page there is a folding Schwalber ice spiker though. Dunno who would carry it.
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The Schwalbe Ice Spiker pro is the only one that comes to mind for me. I've not used the pro, but I personally own and adore a pair of the original Ice Spikers, Schwalbe does quite well in the winter tire category.
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Seriously? There's a foldable studded tire out there? Sweet! Anything I can do to get the weight down on the winter wheels would be awesome.
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studded tires are heavy
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ah, you learn something new each day
I wonder how puncture resistant foldable studs are compared to wire bead studs.
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