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Old 11-13-08, 04:15 PM   #1
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FYI, Marathon Winters for $56

at Niagara Cycle Works, http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=20938

I emailed to confirm that they were the newer carbide version.
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Old 11-13-08, 04:17 PM   #2
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Are they?
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Well damn. I just bought mine. Rob it's been a while, how ya doing mano?
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Well damn. I just bought mine. Rob it's been a while, how ya doing mano?
I'm well! Looking forward to spring.........

I ended up buying my Winters locally last night for $70 each. Calhoun Cycles in Uptown (I never go there but they carry "boutique" cycling stuff). But it also meant I got to inspect them before buying.

Mounting tonight in order to ride in the snow tomorrow morning.
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Just thought I might catch some people who hadn't bought some yet. I didn't explicitly check all the bike shops in St. Cloud for stock, but I highly doubted any of them would stock winter tires.
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Old 11-14-08, 11:36 AM   #6
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Weren't they always carbide studs? I rode mine a lot last year and the studs held up extremely well. EMS now stocks them for $70 too.
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Old 11-14-08, 01:52 PM   #7
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From Peter White,

Q: You used to say that only Nokian made good studded tires. Why have you changed your tune and are selling Schwalbe?

A: Schwalbe used to specify steel studs for their studded tires. Now they have carbide studs, just like Nokian, so I'm now happy to sell Schwalbe studded tires as well as Nokian. We've been selling many other Schwalbe tires for several years now (see my web page) and the quality is terrific. We've been very happy with the quality of the Schwalbe studded tires.
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That was years ago. I don't know why he still keeps that piece of text on his website.

The Marathon Winter wasn't even made at that time IIRC.
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Ok, thanks. I had no idea.
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