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Old 01-11-07, 12:09 PM   #1
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Studded Tire Question

I just got my Nokians studded tires. It says on the label to ride on pavement the first 30 miles.

Does this mean stay on pavement, wet or dry and not ride offroad(dirt,rocks,ect.)

Is there any warnings as far as breaking them in or just go out and ride trhem...

also why the break in period...to wear down carbide tips??
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Old 01-11-07, 12:13 PM   #2
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nevermind, I just reread this...I am a dumbass for asking this
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Old 01-11-07, 12:16 PM   #3
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I just got my Nokians studded tires. It says on the label to ride on pavement the first 30 miles.

Does this mean stay on pavement, wet or dry and not ride offroad(dirt,rocks,ect.)

Is there any warnings as far as breaking them in or just go out and ride trhem...

also why the break in period...to wear down carbide tips??
I THINK the break in period is to wear down the carbide tips a bit - and give them a bite. I did this (very painful, as mine are mounted on a single speed mtb), break-in period, and all is well.



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Old 01-11-07, 12:41 PM   #4
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I figured it was to seat the studs fully into the tread, so they don't pop out easily.
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The reason for the road breakin is to seat the studs in the tire, so they don't pop out so easily off road. I did 30 road miles on my MTN bike with the Nokians, and when I got back on the road bike, I felt like I was on a ferrari!
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yeah, I'm doing it on my ss mt bike...weighs a ton, can't wait till next spring and see how strong I've gotten over the winter...

so probably to give a chance to seat in the tips..cool, I just didn't want to screw anything up..these guys are pricey but if it will stop the falling well worth it...my butt can't take anymore more ice spills....
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I know what you mean... I fell hard a couple of winters ago on slick ice, and bruised my hip big time. The Nokians should make riding a blast, if it ever gets cold around here!
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just got back and man!!! best f'n investment ever...places with ice where I was falling yesterday I just breezed over, places that I had to either slow down and thread around or get off bike amd slip and slide....just flew over at speed....I am pissed I didn't spring for these earlier..another storm for tomorrow here, yeah...
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I figured it was to seat the studs fully into the tread, so they don't pop out easily.
That's the rationale.
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just got back and man!!! best f'n investment ever...places with ice where I was falling yesterday I just breezed over, places that I had to either slow down and thread around or get off bike amd slip and slide....just flew over at speed....I am pissed I didn't spring for these earlier..another storm for tomorrow here, yeah...
Great, aren't they?
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Is this a general rule for all studded tires or is there something different about the Nokians?
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The reason for the road breakin is to seat the studs in the tire, so they don't pop out so easily off road. I did 30 road miles on my MTN bike with the Nokians, and when I got back on the road bike, I felt like I was on a ferrari!
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Just running the 700x35 Hakka 106, which has to be the "fastest" Nokian studded tire, I took my "summer" bike on a balmy 50F day, and got a taste of that Ferrari business. Good strength building.

I ride my Nokians every day during the winter, just in case. That and it's a pain to change the on an internal hub bike. They really are pretty good tires on dry pavement.
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Ha - This morning I felt like I was on a Ferrari with my 26" 106's. (After using knobbies for 4 months.)

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Just running the 700x35 Hakka 106, which has to be the "fastest" Nokian studded tire, I took my "summer" bike on a balmy 50F day, and got a taste of that Ferrari business. Good strength building.

I ride my Nokians every day during the winter, just in case. That and it's a pain to change the on an internal hub bike. They really are pretty good tires on dry pavement.
I ride the same tire, and when I finally take them off after the spring thaw, I'm going to fly like those kids in E.T.
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I ride the same tire, and when I finally take them off after the spring thaw, I'm going to fly like those kids in E.T.
Agreed! I put on Nokians a couple of days ago. It slows the bike down quite a bit. No doubt riding is more fun and safe in the winter, but I can't wait for spring!
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I saw this as a somewhat pointless activity, and skipped it.

Haven't lost a stud yet.
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Old 01-12-07, 11:18 AM   #17
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Is this a general rule for all studded tires or is there something different about the Nokians?
I am not an expert, but I would think all studded tires will help out...the only one to stay clear from reading the feedback on the forums is the innova, spend the extra $ and get a good quality studded tire...viper in another thread likes the continental ice stud, kenda, nashbar...

I just went with nokian because of the positive feedback for them..thanks again for the forum members, haven't been steered wronng yet on any bike related component suggested from the bf's......
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Skipping break in.

I've always had good luck following mftr's. instructions. Each to his own.
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