Though I've been a multi-modal commuter the last 2 years or so, this is shaping up to be the first Winter that I'll be forced to make it home on my own via the bike*. So unless I either become unemployed or find another job closer to home, I figure I need to start researching/shopping now for some tires.
1. This is my one and only rig at the moment, but I believe that it has plenty of clearance for some larger tires- what's the standard on determining if something will fit other than trial and error?
2. What about determining how big/wide of tire that the rims can handle?
Historically, the precip we get around here is generally either a dusting of snow or some freezing rain. After last Winter with it's two blizzards that shut the entire State down for a week and the record setting hottest Summer on record (Death Valley was cooler than we were!), I'm not sure what to expect. Is there some kind of compromise between traction on packed snow/ice and loose powder?
*When my wife was unemployed, she would pick me up at a predetermined spot. She is now working and unable to act as a SAG wagon should the need arise...