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Old 10-24-10, 10:52 AM   #1
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TSL - is AWD in your future?

In thinking about the winter riders amongst us I was wondering if anyone made an all wheel drive system and sure enough, they do:

I wonder how well this would work for those snowy, ice covered roads out there?

TSL - have you got the studded tires out yet?
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Old 10-24-10, 11:51 AM   #2
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No studs yet. Forecast is for upper 60s tomorrow. Generally it's not until after Thanksgiving or thereabouts.

I don't see a need for the AWD. In four winters, I've yet to suffer from a lack of traction. Besides, it seems to require a mountain bike. I like my roadies.
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Old 10-24-10, 02:58 PM   #3
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I wonder how heavy it is.
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Originally Posted by ro-monster View Post
I wonder how heavy it is.
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Old 10-24-10, 06:58 PM   #5
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The drive gear would add lots of weight, and there would be lots of mechanical resistance getting the power from the back to the front.
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Old 10-25-10, 05:49 AM   #6
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I don't think I'll be investing in that very soon. I agree, looks like it would be much heavier and would reqiure a stronger pedal stroke. Anyway, it is calling for 74 today and in the 60's the remainder of this week.
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