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Old 10-01-06, 03:13 PM   #1
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Winter Tire Selection in Denver?

Hey Denverites, this year will be my first winter on a bike and I would like your opinions on tires. I live in the city (Cap Hill), so I imagine that the roads won't be too bad most of the time. I mostly rode the bus last winter (my first out of the suburbs), so I wasn't very aware of road conditions. So my question is this: should I stick to slicks, put the cyclocross tires back on my Volpe, or spring for studs?

Also, how is the Cherry Creek path after it snows? I take it to school every day, but I can easily stick to the streets if necessary. Thanks.
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Old 10-03-06, 12:23 PM   #2
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Hey Denverites, this year will be my first winter on a bike and I would like your opinions on tires. I live in the city (Cap Hill), so I imagine that the roads won't be too bad most of the time. I mostly rode the bus last winter (my first out of the suburbs), so I wasn't very aware of road conditions. So my question is this: should I stick to slicks, put the cyclocross tires back on my Volpe, or spring for studs?

Also, how is the Cherry Creek path after it snows? I take it to school every day, but I can easily stick to the streets if necessary. Thanks.
Perhaps go to cyclocross tires but studs definitely aren't needed.

Cherry Creek, like most of the Denver bike paths, is plowed after storms, often before the roads are plowed.
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Whatever dept is responsible for plowing the paths (denver parks and recreation?) usually accomplishes this before the streets are plowed.
I did not have an issue last year.

As for tires, I rode with what was on my bike. Snow rarely sticks around for very long.
Then again I can work from home when needed. Tires would probably be a question for someone else.
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