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Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

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Old 11-09-08, 01:37 PM   #1
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tire for chicago winter

I'm running 700x23 seca serfas tires, does anyone have a suggestion for a suitable 23 or 25 flat resistant, but not too slow rolling winter tire? Can I get by with my current tires until the snow and slush starts, or does the colder pavement alone warrant the use of a winter tire?

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Old 11-09-08, 06:14 PM   #2
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A LBS guy said Schwalbe did the research and came up with: tire width doesn't significantly affect rolling resistance below 15mph. In the winter here, no bare pavement, I am happy with 15mph around town. Its not the cold pavement but any moisture in contact with freezing pavement is ice. Ice = studs, snow= knobbies, and probably fat tires.
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