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Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

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Old 11-10-10, 11:20 AM   #1
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Tires in cleveland

I am moving back to cleveland in january, and i am trying to figure out tires. when i last lived in the cleve i had some kenda kross supremes, which along with my fenders worked pretty well. Thew where kinda a pain when it was just slushy and not snowy, and they seemed to pack up with snow pretty easily. does anybody have any experience with michelin mud 2's. i think(hope) the wider spaced lugs will let it get a better grip into the hard pack that has put me on the ground a couple of times. any other suggestions?
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Old 11-24-10, 10:44 AM   #2
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I dream of moving back to Cleveland! I'm in Minnesota now, and I think we have the same winter conditions, just in different proportions. The tires are a matter of preference, but the two mentioned don't seem hugely different. Some people like thin tires to cut through the slop. I tried MB tires on a fixed gear and got bogged down because I couldn't plow through the snow with my gear ratio. A lot of people use fenders, but I put a plastic layer over my rack( which holds panniers), and I don't get too wet. I will ride a geared MB with studded tires this winter.
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Im selecting some tyres for studding and the advice seems to be to look for well spaced studs with a radiused base. The radiusing helps prevent snow and slush from collecting.
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