After 15 years away, I am back in Minnesota. It has been a long time since I last rode in the snow. Today we had the first flakes of the season. I have set up an old Trek 930 with studded tires, and a Haro Mary with WTB Weirwolfs for winter riding. The Trek for the icy conditions and the Haro for the fresh snow. Today I tested both out. It was better conditions for the Haro. The Trek did terrible on the braking side. I know it won't perform as well as the Haro which has BB7 discs, but it had almost no stopping power. The pads are older, so it would be good to replace them. What rim brake pad is recommended for winter / wet riding? The Trek has cantilevers if that matters.
I have been in the desert of Arizona previous to this, so have not had much wet weather riding in the recent past.