Hoping some of you can lend your experience. It's been snowing quite a bit up by me lately, and I've been riding my mountain bike with half-inflated 26x2.1 Kenda Small Block 8s. It does surprisingly well in the snow as long as I take care in turns, but it's a bit sluggish on those days when the roads have been plowed and are mostly clear, but there's slush here and there. So I got the brilliant idea of trying to ride my road bike, what with my newly purchased shoe covers being attached to my shoes (only the road bike is clipless). However, I don't feel comfortable riding my summer slicks through any kind of slushiness. As such, I'm hoping one of you may have the answer to the following question:
Does anyone know of any well treaded (or even knobby) tires that do well in snow, fit on a road bike (I'm guessing 700x28c is my upper limit) and don't cost $70 per tire?
I've been looking and looking and can't seem to find anything in 700x28 that fits the bill. However, I'm aware of the fact that some larger tires will occasionally measure narrower than spec, and may clear my brakes. My rims are 30mm wide, so I'm hoping there might be a way to fanagle a decent tire onto there so I can enjoy my road bike on those clear days.
Thanks in advance for any insight you may shed!