surly old man
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
Depends. Under some conditions it helps to have narrow tires that can slice down the surface below. If the snow is too deep or too heavy to slice all the way through, then it helps to be able to float on top. My guess is that the slicing style is more useful to more people than the floating style.
p.s., check out a Surly Pugley with Large Marge tires.
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