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Old 01-03-11, 10:39 AM   #1
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Freddie´s Revenz

Nokian are no longer making the Freddie´s Revenz tyre. A dealer told me that the mold has broken????. A shame as it was the best winter tyre when the snow really hit the fan. I just picked up some used ones on ebay. Anyone know a shop which still has some unused ones in stock perhaps?
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Kinda looks like the Schwalbe Ice Spiker, I have the Pro version and find it pretty good.
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Kinda looks like the Schwalbe Ice Spiker, I have the Pro version and find it pretty good.
the ice spiker pro is indeed a great tire. I didn´t know that you could get this in 2.35 width. It looks like I will have to switch to this tyre but I get the impression that this tyre is also not so easy to obtain. But definitely easier than the Freddies so thanks for the suggestion.
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the ice spiker pro is indeed a great tire. I didn´t know that you could get this in 2.35 width. It looks like I will have to switch to this tyre but I get the impression that this tyre is also not so easy to obtain. But definitely easier than the Freddies so thanks for the suggestion.
As far as I can see, you can't get it in any other width than 2.1" At least, not in North America.

How much extra flotation will that extra .25" give you? i do find the Ice Spiker isn't at it's best in deep snow.
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I find that the extra width helps a lot with stability. You will never float on uncompacted snow whatever width of tire you have on a mountain bike. But the Freddie´s turns a trip which is a bit hairy into one which is quite stress-free and routine. Of course there is a price to pay in speed and efficiency. I commute in a city environment between cars and buses and staying upright is more important than arriving a couple of minutes earlier.
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