If I stand a lot to pedal up hills, will I get anything out of studs? Or will the lack of weight on the back tire when I'm standing prevent the studs from biting into the ice?
Also, if I do get studded tires, how close in width should they be to my regular tires? I have 700 x 42 Continental Tour Rides. Would 35s be close enough? Or should I look for 40+?
I'm looking at the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106, which comes in 700 x 45 and 700 x 35. There's also the Nokian A10, which comes in 32 (too narrow?) and 40.