Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Got the bike ready for tomorrow's blizzard like conditions.

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Got the bike ready for tomorrow's blizzard like conditions.

Reply

Old 12-05-03, 07:04 PM
  #1  
Dannihilator
User Title
Thread Starter
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Posts: 19,607

Bikes: 2008 Trek Portland, 1989 Nishiki Altron

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Got the bike ready for tomorrow's blizzard like conditions.

Got the studded tires on it, not too often, will be the first major snow ride this season. Now if I had a waterproof digital camera, I'd take pics. If I figure something out I'll take pics.
__________________
Appreciate the old bikes more than the new.
Dannihilator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 07:07 PM
  #2  
killerasp
Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life
 
killerasp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by danka24
Got the studded tires on it, not too often, will be the first major snow ride this season. Now if I had a waterproof digital camera, I'd take pics. If I figure something out I'll take pics.
did you make your own studded tires or did you buy them?
killerasp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 07:07 PM
  #3  
Dannihilator
User Title
Thread Starter
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Posts: 19,607

Bikes: 2008 Trek Portland, 1989 Nishiki Altron

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Bought them.
__________________
Appreciate the old bikes more than the new.
Dannihilator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 07:08 PM
  #4  
killerasp
Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life
 
killerasp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by danka24
Bought them.
if you dont mind me asking...what kind?
killerasp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 07:10 PM
  #5  
Dannihilator
User Title
Thread Starter
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Posts: 19,607

Bikes: 2008 Trek Portland, 1989 Nishiki Altron

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Nokian Hakka wxc 300's. Had to buy new ones today, the ones I had kicked the bucket.
__________________
Appreciate the old bikes more than the new.
Dannihilator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 09:27 PM
  #6  
Zin
On your what?!?
 
Zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 2,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by danka24
Got the studded tires on it, not too often, will be the first major snow ride this season. Now if I had a waterproof digital camera, I'd take pics. If I figure something out I'll take pics.
Have fun!
We have had some great ICE BIKING out here in Montana so far this season!
__________________
---
Former 340# Type 2 Diabetic.
My web site.
Proud member of Colorado's Best Cycling Club - Club Hypoxia
Zin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 09:33 PM
  #7  
Davek
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I plan on going on a few local trails tommorow(I'm on long island). It should be crazy. Have fun!
Davek is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 09:37 PM
  #8  
bentrim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Would a studded tire -- maybe just on the back wheel -- help in extremely slippery conditions like riding over wet and slick roots, and logs?

OR am I just better off running conventional knobbies?
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 09:44 PM
  #9  
Zin
On your what?!?
 
Zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 2,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by bentrim
Would a studded tire -- maybe just on the back wheel -- help in extremely slippery conditions like riding over wet and slick roots, and logs?

OR am I just better off running conventional knobbies?
I would think they would offer some stability. Much like on ice. I have been told that if you are only going to run one studded tire placement on the front is perferred. Guess it gives you better control.

I don't run studs, even in icy conditions. I just run the normal knobbies. This mainly due to being a cheapskate.

You may consider posting this specific question in the WINTER CYCLING forum.
__________________
---
Former 340# Type 2 Diabetic.
My web site.
Proud member of Colorado's Best Cycling Club - Club Hypoxia
Zin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-03, 12:21 AM
  #10  
bentrim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I guess the other issue is to not run studs which could chew up the logs and other obstacles that other MTB'ers were patient enough to set up.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-03, 06:35 PM
  #11  
wingsprint410
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh man I do not miss that weather back east. Well it will be in the mid 70's today in Phoenix, and I am going to try out my new riding shorts ;-)

Just kidding around guys, have fun.
wingsprint410 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service