I've been commuting 4 days a week for 55 kms RT for the last 3 years but not during winter. This year I'm seriously considering building myself a winter bike but I'm not 100% confident about it. I'm thinking that 55 kms is a long way in wintertime. I live in Quebec, Canada so we often have more than 15-20 cm of snow (sometime more) and it often get very cold. In the summer I take about 2 hours to cover the distance, I know I'd be slower in winter but I don't want to spend to much time on the road.
What do you think? Is it realistic? Stud or no stud?