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Clement MSO 40mm tire in light snow?

Old 12-05-16, 02:16 AM
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Clement MSO 40mm tire in light snow?

We're supposed to be getting a bit of snow the next few days. Probably not very much, so there is probably not anything to worry about-but does anybody have any experience with these tires in the snow?

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Yes, the tire performs well on some, but not all, winter surfaces. The round shape of the tire will help maintain contact with the pavement if the snow is a light coat of an inch. The tire is better than most summer tires on dry, cold snow. The tire is also good on cold wet pavement.

Just remember that only studded tires are moderately safe on ice, and ice is always a risk.
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Fat tires run at lower volume help in the snow. I wouldn't think twice about riding a 40 mm tire in the snow.

Also very good for mixed snow/ice/pavement surfaces is the continental winter contact II tire. Depending on how much snow you get in SA, you may find a different tire like the conti is good. You can switch out tires depending on the season.
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It depends. I've found it works fairly well on a small amount of dry, cold snow. However, in warmer or compacting snow the tire builds up and you lose traction. The tread blocks are too dense to clear snow well once it gets a bit sticky.
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Studs are Illegal in UCI Cyclocross racing anyhow.
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