I've had a freeride bike for a long time. I've never done any extreme freeriding with it and probably used it more for urban stuff than in the woods. I've always had fairly knobby 26" x 2.5" tires. I'm pretty sure it's a waste to have these tires unless I'm doing some serious falling. I need to replace my tires and thought I'd check in here before doing so.
I may be doing some more mountain biking stuff here soon so I still want something knobby and I'm thinking around the 2.3" width. I'm also interested in sturdiness. It seems no tires are advertised by how tough they are. I'd rather compensate for poor traction with skill and have tires that last longer.
Any tips or specific suggestions?
I'm also thinking of getting a second, cheaper, pair for having fun in the cities. Something I can skid around on and not feel like I'm wasting valuable tread.
I want to take my old, and fairly used, tires and stud them for snow riding. I saw some article where they suggest using little screws. Has anyone tried something like this. I'm afraid that once I leave the snow the screws (and my tires/inner tubes) might not be so happy on the pavement.