so long story short, i have a set of Marathon Winter studded tires. one of them is now destroying itself and any tube i use with it. many of the studs have worked themselves through the threading and are poking through to the inside of the tire and puncturing the tube. sick of getting flat after flat, i'm just gonna ditch that tire and put one of my summer slicks on because we're getting towards the end of the winter season as it is.
my questions is should i put my one good studded tire on the front wheel or the back wheel? because i live in chicago, my commute is dead flat so hill climbing traction is not an issue for me. i just want to know which option is best for control over the occasional black ice patch on chilly mornings. i suspect the front wheel is where the studs are more effective for that purpose, but i want to get the opinions of the forum first.