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Old 01-30-05, 11:56 PM   #1
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Studed tires and new bike

Yes i amit i am new at winter bikeing, i am about to get a new bike and want studded tires for em (i live in alaska) I was worndring what bike you would think is better trek 4500 or a cannondale f400, and also what brand and make studded tires you would recomend, i would liike to spend 170 or less on studded tires if pasablewithout comprisming on the qualty by alot ty in avance
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You're in Alaska? Get a pair of Nokian studded tyres. Exactly which pair pretty much depends on your requirements: the narrow, relatively sparsely studded W106 is great for commuting, the more aggressive wider models (e.g. the Extreme 294) are better for off-roadish conditions.

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Old 01-31-05, 01:23 PM   #3
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(i live in alaska) I was worndring what bike you would think is better trek 4500 or a cannondale f400,

Both the Trek and Cannodale are great picks for winter riding. Maybe even a used mountain bike. They are not to expensive and replacement parts are cheap. Go with something cheap winter can totally wreck a bike.

Tires I agree with Juha, Start with w106 Nokians. They will last you a while. The one I had lasted 4 years! If it comes down to money with your tires, go with just one on the front. If your going to buy one put it on the front. Save the money an buy a set of fenders. You going to need them when spring thaw comes around.

I use Plant Bike fenders. They work great. http://www.planetbike.com/index.html
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Just posted these measurments over in the mechanics forum.
Would have posted them sooner but just got the tires mounted.
Weinmann 519 rim 24mm
Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 37-622, (700x35C)
Diameter 695mm
Width: 33mm

There going on a 7 speed Schwinn Traveler, enough room for the W106s and fenders.
And yes I mean 7 speed, just have a 46 tooth on the crank.
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Woot got it yesterday one day of rideing behind me and 1st crash, i went with the trek 4500 with blizerd studded tires mudd rims bike rack light( frunt and back) a comp all for 650$$ woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it was SO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! I AM GLAD I GOT IT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

ps aldo frogot that that included a celbatory sames choce cokeacola
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