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Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby carsonreinke » November 14th, 2018, 1:01 pm

I have used Kenda Klondike in the past on a 26", absolutely no issues and several years of service. Checking for prices on the Kendas are a ridiculous $120 per tire, maybe just a bad time to buy. Not sure if these have fallen in favor of other brands.

Any recommendations for studs on a 29er?
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby c0nsumer » November 14th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Having tried studded 29er tires (Nokian) and then getting a fat bike, I say get a fat bike. Studded / super knobby tires in snow are... Okay... But a fat bike is FAR more capable.
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby xcrdr » November 15th, 2018, 8:04 am

I have 2 sets of studded tires for sale. 26" Kenda Klondikes and 29x2.35 45NRTH Nicotines. Let me know if interested.

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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby carsonreinke » November 15th, 2018, 12:28 pm

xcrdr wrote:I have 2 sets of studded tires for sale. 26" Kenda Klondikes and 29x2.35 45NRTH Nicotines. Let me know if interested.

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c0nsumer wrote:Having tried studded 29er tires (Nokian) and then getting a fat bike, I say get a fat bike. Studded / super knobby tires in snow are... Okay... But a fat bike is FAR more capable.


I have not actually tried one in the snow. I think at those prices I seriously will consider that. Do you run any studs on the fat tires? If not, what happens when you ice?
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby c0nsumer » November 15th, 2018, 2:31 pm

You were replying to me there, but I don't use studded tires on my fat bike. It slips less on ice, but still slips. When it gets REALLY icy I just don't ride.
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby transplant » November 18th, 2018, 8:54 pm

Schwalbe ice spiker pro for your 29er. I loved them when I had a 29er. Now I have a fat bike with studded and non -studded tires. When it's icy you need studded tires. Much cheaper than sliding out.
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby carsonreinke » November 20th, 2018, 12:47 pm

transplant wrote:Schwalbe ice spiker pro for your 29er. I loved them when I had a 29er. Now I have a fat bike with studded and non -studded tires. When it's icy you need studded tires. Much cheaper than sliding out.


Curious, do you have two different wheelsets? Do you have to adjust brake alignment each time?
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby xycarp » November 20th, 2018, 9:07 pm

Anyone ever tried these for road commuting: https://www.amazon.com/Nokian-W106-Stud ... th=1&psc=1

They seem a pretty good price at $66 each.
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby xycarp » November 20th, 2018, 9:48 pm

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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby Roy » November 20th, 2018, 11:01 pm

You could go very old school and make your own with sheet meal screws!
a lot of screws
a lot of weight
a lot of traction
and a lot of work/time


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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby xycarp » November 21st, 2018, 10:59 am

I actually did that once. I was able to carve up ice on a small pond. Tons of fun... but I must have done it poorly as I kept getting flat tires.
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Re: Studded Tire Recommendations

Postby Roy » November 23rd, 2018, 11:04 pm

Yes , you need cover over the screw heads with either duck tape or pice of heavy duty inner tube.
The whole set up is heavy but the sheetmetal screws bite into ice and dirt.
Not at all good for any pavement.
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