getting studded snow tires. my usual commute is over road and trail. the road may or may not have been plowed by the time i leave and i have three bridges to cross (one wood) with a higher likelihood of ice. the trail is packed fine gravel access road which obviously isn't plowed.
currently running Conti Winter Contacts, without problems in up to 4" of snow so far, but figure i should have studs in the arsenal. don't want to go over 37mm, as i don't want to buy another wheelset (2 should be enough....).
pretty much narrowed it down to Schwalbe Marathon Winters ( use the touring version as a 3-season already) or Nokian Ice Speeds.
leaning toward the Marathon Winters, with more positive reviews and the Ice Speeds being a new model, but decided to check with the hive mind?