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Old 10-06-08, 08:06 AM   #1
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Practical Comparison? Hakkapeliitta vs. Mount & Ground

I want to order some studded tires this week... the only question I have is whether to get the Nokian Hakkapeliitta or Nokian Mount & Ground? Has anyone ridden on both and prefer one or the other?

I ride on plowed streets. They are not main streets or bus routes, but do get attention fairly quick. Last year I road on Innova Tundra Wolfs (my mistake). The tread pattern is similar to the Hakkapeliittas, and I did have a bit of trouble in 1-2" thick, snowy slush (not "watery" slush). Towards the end of our abnormally long 100" snowfall winter I think they stopped salting the 2" snowfalls.

After reading Peter White's site ten times, I think the Hakkapeliittas may be okay, but am considering sacrificing a bit of increased rolling resistance if the Mount & Grounds handle a wider range of conditions... especially that dry snowy slush.

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Old 10-06-08, 08:27 AM   #2
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I have the 35c version of the Hakka 106 on my CX bike. It's good for most conditions, but not the frozen chunky rutted snow/ice mix. Frankly you need more studs and chunky tread blocks for that crap.

Which is why I've had the Extreme 296's on my MTB for three years.

The weight (900g/ each) and rolling resistance is enormous for both, but more so for the heavy knobs.

The xtra studs really pay off in cornering and ruts. If you're going to get studs, I'm of the philosophy that I might as well go all in.
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