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Old 12-13-16, 11:46 AM
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Steely Dan
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schwalbe marathon winters have gotten me through the past 7 chicago winters (now going on 8) pretty well.

as others have said, they are not very good for deep snow, but chicago is pretty good about plowing and salting streets, so i rarely encounter actual deep snow.

packed, rutted, mash potato snow/slush and ice are the main winter dangers for me, and my marathon winters seem to handle that kinda stuff well enough.

i love the high stud count of the marathon winters, i just wish they had a bit more tread depth for snow control.


as for fat bikes, i've never ridden one in winter conditions and thus can't comment on their snow/ice utility.
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