I have two different Nokian studded tires. I have an EXTREME 296 and a FREDDIE'S REVENZ 336 (http://www.nokiantyres.com/bike/winter/index.html_ . The Freddie’s is much more aggressive and heavy, but the Extreme is no light weight either.
My question is: which one to mount where? Last year I had the Freddie’s on the rear and was running a ‘MOUNT & GROUND W160’ on the front. That arrangement gave me enough traction to climb Mount Everest (if I had the power), but lacked control. That is why I opted for the Extreme this winter. I have two wheel sets and only use the Nokians when the weather calls for it. Most of the time it isn’t snow, it is ice, several inches thick on the bike path.
I know I could (and probably will) experiment, but I just wondered where you experienced ice bikers might come down on the subject.
Put the Freddie’s on the front for control or the rear for traction?