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?
Peter White will be stocking Schwalbe studded 20" tires with carbide studs.
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.
It seems to be the new Schwalbe Marathon Winter (20x1.60). Very interesting. I'd love to see how this baby will perform.
Originally Posted by Pine Cone
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.
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.