Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Ultegra and a Trek 3700 hardtail.
Where I live people use studded tyres on their cars for 6 to 7 months of the year. Chains on the other hand are only used in emergencies and temporary situations, like when you are stuck in a patch of deep snow or driving on a road unexpectedly that is not ploughed. I think it is the same for a bike, if you have harsh winters put on the studded tyres for all round extra grip in all directions of movement. Maybe these would be "cool" for guys thet want to take their bike out into the woods and mess around during winter snow but id say thats all....