I had posted this in the commuting forum a few days ago and thought it might be of interest here..
the Rand Ice Breakers studded tires at Wal Mart are actually repackaged Kenda Klondike tires. I got the 26x2.1's for $39 each. Not too bad for 250+ carbide tipped studs.
I'm mounting them tomorrow in anticipation of snowy/icy commute on monday. They also had 1.95's but I don't know what the price was on those.
The tires are Molded "Kenda" and have the Klondike XT label on the tires.
From the Kenda Website.
• 252 carbide tipped studs designed to retract with tire wear for longer life
• Open square knob pattern helps give greater traction and shedding ability
• Large casing for better flotation in snow
• Front and rear application
Had to shake down a couple Wal-Marts to find them, but they are out there if you are interested.
Oh, and before the LBS cheerleaders jump in.. I called 3 local bike shops. 75 each was the best they could do. Why would I pay more for a studded bicycle tire than I paid for them on the daughters car ?