I just want to say that I got a MTB for the winter (for 30 bucks, pretty good deal), I spent some time today adjusting everything and now I'm ready for the snow! I can't wait for the first snow storm!! It's the first time I'll be regularely riding a MTB. It's really heavy and it's a lot of work to ride (so much more than my touring bike), but I'm really hoping it will do a good job on the snow, and also keep me in shape throughout the winter. It's really cool to ride on the potholes or cross the streetcar rails without feeling like your wrists are going to fall apart. I'll try without studded tires first and see how it goes. Boy I'm so happy!!