Sorry if there's already a thread about this, I didn't have alot of time to look for it. If there is feel free to give me a link if you've got it handy.
This is the first year I've had a choice in tires as before I was tied to a 27" rim. Now I've got a s.s. roadbike that I'm using for my winter commute.
I only have about 1/8 to 3/16 brake clearance and my rims are 700x25 aluminum Champion competitions.
I have Bontrager racelites on them right now which don't seem like they'd cut it plus I'd like to keep them for summer.
I live in chicago and ride until there's too much hardpack and black Ice to ride in traffic safely. I generally avoid riding in fresh snow over 3 inches.
based on that info, does anyone have any recommendations for the best tire to use? a little extra ridging and grip would be nice.
thanks for your help.