put our Heads Together
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: southeast pennsylvania
Bikes: a mountain bike with a cargo box on the back and aero bars on the front. an old well-worn dahon folding bike
Those of us who can't see what the snow and ice conditions are/were like down there can't really tell what tires are right for the job.
Studded tires are useful for most slick conditions, but I'd also suggest just giving yourself 45 minutes or so at a non-commute time to ride the trail on the knobby-tire bike to see whether you think it gets good enough traction for commuting. It's easier to tell whether traction is good by trying it than by looking.
P.S.- have you considered riding on the road instead?
Last edited by cerewa; 02-13-06 at 12:15 AM.