OK, I've been reading recommendation after recommendation about studded tires, and after riding home on ice two days ago, I'm ready to buy.
Only problem is I can't find anything in stock anywhere reliable. On four occasions in two days, I have ordered, only to get an email later saying they don't have them.
I want, in order of preference:
- Nokian Hakkapelitta 106 700x35
- Schwalbe Marathon Winter 700x35
- Kenda Klondike K1014 700x35
Not sure about that third one. Haven't seen enough review. The first two simply aren't available and I don't know if it's temporary or what.
Shame on me for not doing this two months ago.
FWIW, I want the 'smoothest' rolling tires available. Don't need knobbies or other heavy duty models. The worst conditions I'll encounter are light icy conditions and/or very light snow. A dusting to an inch or so. Roads I ride on are usually treated very well and it's only the spotty areas that get missed or when things get bad before the crews get out.