I am looking to replace my 26" Nokian mount and grounds. I have had these since 2005 and while they have been OK I have learned over time that they are marginal in terms of my needs. I also have been in a lot of compromising conditions where the M&G's let me down.
I also have a pair of Extreme 294's on another bike that I love and frankly I would rather ride them in any conditions over the mount and grounds. Any additional rolling resistance is negligible at best. However, before I pull the trigger on another set of 294's, I was wondering about the WT240's.
They are a bit narrower and lighter and have studs down the center that the mount and ground lacks. Does anyone have any real world experience with 26" WT240's?
Lynskey R340, Easy Motion Max 700+ PCS, Surly Moonlander, Santa Cruise Tallboy
I just got my first set of studded tires (w240 700x40) so I can't compare them to any others. I do realize you are using 26". I have only used them in a skiff to 1" of snow last night when I came home at 3:30 am on my 12 1/2 mile commute. So far I didn't slip once and feel confident with them. They are a little slower than my summer tires but will deal with it no problem. I went with these because of the time of night I commute and felt I should have studs on the middle and outside of the tire. I never know when it could snow (like last night) or how much late t night. This was supposed to be the best all around tire according to Peter White Cycles.