I have been commuting several winters and I know my way around studded tires vs. normal tires and different combinations thereof
This is however the first winter I need to shuttle my son to daycare, hence the question:
Do you think it is necessary having studded tires on the bike trailer, beside on the bike? I usually use a child bike seat (those you attach to the seat tube) in normal weather conditions, but I thought with icy conditions a trailer would be safer. If I fall, the trailer is already on the ground and it's not going to fall.
However, is there a risk the trailer with normal tires may "slide away" (e.g. when I brake or coast) thus taking me down with it? Or that when I brake I loose control over the trailer? The trailer's tires don't lean in corners, so in a way they do not need the same grip as bike's tires but that does not mean they cant skid... Should I not use the trailer (especially with a kid in it) at all during the winter? It is a short 1.1 km (0.7 miles) ride, but with a couple of 90 degrees turns which in icy conditions are not nice at all...
Appreciate your thoughts on this!