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  1. #1
    Beer and nachos today!
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    Traction for 20"/406 tires

    I'm looking at getting a folding bike with 20"/406 wheels, and it doesn't look like anyone makes studded tires in that size. Are there any alternatives for that size...?

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    I think Innova makes 20" studded tires, but as far as I'm concerned, you might as well burn your money.

    I had an Innova 700x35 studded tire. The studs didn't last long, and the thread is deep but the rubber is so hard that the tire was very slippery. And to add to the insult, I had 2 flats in the 2 weeks I used that tire. My summer slick (Continental Top Touring) had much more traction in snow and on ice.

    Other non studded tires that proved very effective for Winter commutes (in 700c):
    - Specialized Cyclocross
    - Vittoria Cyclocross
    - Continental Mount & Ground
    Michel Gagnon
    Montréal (Québec, Canada)

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    Senior Member
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    Here is your 20" studded tire:
    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...6373&c=3792957
    Heavy and slow but one of the cheaper models.
    Also lots of BMX tires have various levels of knobbies.
    Craig

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    Gaerlan offers the Innovas:

    http://www.gaerlan.com/bikeparts/par.../wheelbmx.html

    Ordered from them before. Good people. The Innova tires don't have a good rep but may be one of few available to us.

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    I just took a pair and put sheet metal screws through them...

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Thanks, guys!

    The Innova tires are a tempting ready-made solution, but I think I'll go with wethepeople's idea... I'll just get some aggressive-ish BMX tires and shoot some screws in.

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