Join Date: May 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
I don't actually use studs, so this is one place where people can't say I procrastinate. If I see ice I am actually comfortable riding across it without studs, although that took awhile and won't happen for everyone. At least one person I know asked "What do you do for pea gravel? Would narrow tires help? I keep falling on it."
I do thump into the pavement about once a winter when I hit ice covered with snow and don't know it is there, but it seems a lot less bother than all the trade offs, changing tires, expense, some loss of speed with studs.