Who else is running these tires? What have your experiences been? This is my second winter with mine and thought they were satisfactory until a tough icy ride today.
I don't know whether to blame the tire or to just chalk it up to extreme ice conditions but I was not happy with their performance today on a continual sheet of ice. They do not climb at all. Granted the roads where i suffered the most were gravel surfaced but if there was an incline, i knew i was in trouble.
This is my 5th season of riding with studded tires and like i said i got these nokian's last winter. I preferred my old Nashbar tires to these. I don't know what the actual problem is, but it seems like the studs are too far apart or something. That is the main difference between these tires and the nashbar tires. That and the nashbar's had some studs closer to the edge of the tread as well.
Regardless, I am now wondering how others are getting along with these and i am also wondering if going to Nokian Extreme's is an option i should pursue of whether that would be counter productive. My riding consists mainly of riding roads. I often ride a lot on gravel and dirt roads but also on pavement as well, and until today was fairly happy with my Mount and Grounds. But the ride was so bad today that i have completely lost faith in them.