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'72 superbe 09-14-07 11:25 AM

Any recommendations on good winter 20" tires?
 
It's coming to that time of year and I am planning on riding the Twenty through the winter. I have Hookworms on now and wonder what tires I should look at to travel the snow/ ice covered streets of Minneapolis this winter. Any recommendations?

Pine Cone 09-14-07 12:32 PM

Peter White will be stocking Schwalbe studded 20" tires with carbide studs.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp

I don't have any personal experience with the Innova 20" studded tires, but they use regular steel studs which wear out faster. I have used the 26" Nokinan studded tires which work well, but I'm not aware of anyone who carries them in 20" sizes. I don't ride in snow much, but there is a long black-ice covered hill on my commute. Studs are noisy, but they give you grip on ice.

Kabir 09-14-07 01:24 PM

It seems to be the new Schwalbe Marathon Winter (20x1.60). Very interesting. I'd love to see how this baby will perform.

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Originally Posted by Pine Cone (Post 5270514)
Peter White will be stocking Schwalbe studded 20" tires with carbide studs.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp

I don't have any personal experience with the Innova 20" studded tires, but they use regular steel studs which wear out faster. I have used the 26" Nokinan studded tires which work well, but I'm not aware of anyone who carries them in 20" sizes. I don't ride in snow much, but there is a long black-ice covered hill on my commute. Studs are noisy, but they give you grip on ice.


'72 superbe 09-14-07 02:10 PM

I really don't need the studs. I had the Innova studded tires on my mtn. bike last winter. I think studs are good for just a couple of really bad days otherwise it's just hard on the studs commuting on city streets which are pretty good ( most of the time ). The Innova's lost about half their studs riding on the dry pavement over the winter.

burmesepenguin 09-14-07 07:22 PM

I can't fathom how anyone can ride a bike, any type of bike, over ice and snow, without crashing and dying. Seriously, some winter days you can barely walk without slipping.


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