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Old 12-20-04, 02:35 PM   #1
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700C in the winter

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I did search for this. I want to commute in the winter (6km one way), not far to go. I have a road bike and would like to use it for this. The tires on it now (Michelin semi-slick) seems like a bad choice for ice, snow and twenty below. I really don't want to go and buy another bike for winter, low on toy storage at the moment.

The road bike set up kind of sucks on the ice with little pedals and big boots. And those slicks are really scary in the winter.

Is there a good 700c winter tire out there? I looked at michelin.com and they no got. Any tips or do I have to clean out the shed so I can find a few more feet of room for a mountain bike?
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Old 12-20-04, 02:39 PM   #2
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Depends how much tire clearance your bike has. Given the proper space you could use cyclocross tires. There are also several manufacturers who make 700c studded tires, most notably Nokian.
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Hey Mr. Burns,


Yeah Cyclocross tires might do it, Michelin has a 700*30, should work. Never even botherd to check that. Iunno why.
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Old 12-20-04, 02:51 PM   #4
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But a mountain bike must be better 100 fold, maybe I just lookin' for an excuse to buy a second bike.
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I am in the same boat. I have a compact geometry frame and the rear wheel is already really close to the seat tube.
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I just bought some 700 Nokian studed tires. I'm just building an extra set of wheels to put them on so if I don't need them I can put the regular tires back on. I also have a touring bike so clearance isn't a problem. The smallest ones were 700x35. Good luck.
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