Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
If you have enough clearance, I would install Nokian Hakkapeliitta 700x37 tires on your hybrid, as well full fenders and a long mudflap. Otherwise, use your junk bike or get another "new" junk bike.
By the way, in Montréal, I find that knobbies are almost essential, but that studs are "gravy". I had tried an Innova studded tire a few years ago and quickly replaced it with a non-studded knobby which provided me more comfort and more traction. Then I broke the bank and bought a set of Nokian Hakkapellittas, which I use about 2-3 weeks per Winter at most. But then, I ride on the busy throughfares of MOntréal, the Plateau, Rosemont and Outremont, not on less used streets.