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    20" Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres

    I didn't realise that these were available in 20", with the prospect of worsening winters, both side of the pond, these could become a lot more popular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop! View Post
    I didn't realise that these were available in 20", with the prospect of worsening winters, both side of the pond, these could become a lot more popular!

    20" Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres
    I just put one on the recumbent. Although the roads are not icy today.

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    Hi

    i use them at the moment on my Dahon Mu Uno. They make a interesting noise on non-icy roads but give you a very good feeling on icy roads.

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    I don't like them as much as my nokian M&G 160

    But they do give good traction in snow and ice.

    I just use one on the front, because the rolling resistance it gives is a ***** compared to the other studded snow tires I have.
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    I know some of my customers put them on during their winter commuting and like them a whole lot.
    great conversation piece as well and on dry roads they make a sound like hot oil sizzling in a frying pan ...:-)

    thor

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    I absolutely love mine. The perceived extra rolling resistance compared to Big Apples is noticeable but not enough for me to complain about. The biggest issue for me is that if I come to a stop on ice, I tend to fall over when I put my foot down & my un-studded shoe hits the slippery stuff. They also make a lovely pop-pop noise when riding on thick glare or sheet ice.

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