Each of the last few years I've increased how often I ride in the winter months (Ontario, Canada). Last year I picked up a Norco cross bike with Tiagra, and BB7 disks. I put some Conti non-stud winter tires on it and use Clement MSO the rest of the year on it (gravel). I would like the option to ride more frequently in the winter though. The conti tires are good on roads with patches of snow, or that are cold/wet as they don't slip much. But it's not good if more snow, ice, etc. Lastly, this is the bike that I "trash"...I usually keep my bikes clean but this one gets it's fair dose of salt, muck and I don't clean it often.
Wondering if studs would get me out more. Or perhaps a fat bike for trails, but I'm not sure the trails in my area will be fat bike ready (lots of money to find this out).
Thoughts from those on one bike with studs, etc, for more frequent riding, versus two different bikes that can handle the winter months.