I have an opportunity to get these at wholesale prices. So cost isn't the deciding factor. I need a 26" tire for my winter commuter and I have to pick. My commute consists of main roads mostly, but our plowing infrastructure in Reno/Sparks NV isn't very good. Last winter the street I live on didn't get plowed for weeks, and was very very icy. I am also a very heavy rider and so the more traction the better. I weight 330lbs. I do NOT want to fall.
Will the 160's be plenty or should I springs for the 294's? I fear that the 294's would be major overkill. But overkill is OK in this case. I just don't want to over-over do it