What's better in snow; narrow tyres or wider tyres ?
depends on the snow
depends on the gearing
depends on the tire
1.8muds work well in a 2/3 inches much more and you want 4 inches of floaty low psi goodness
sticking on a 2.5 doesnt really cut it unless the snows really compact – just turns your bike into a wheeled walking stickPosted 7 years agoD0NKSubscriber
2.3″ at 30psi-ish
quitevery draggy in the <2″ we’ve had, thinking I’ll switch to narrower BUT I’ve had no slippage, narrower with higher pressure will prob suffer more on the compacted stuff.
never touch narrow tyres normally but seem to recall I have some 1.95 mythos in the cupboard somewhere, will dig them out.Posted 7 years agoPawsy_BearSubscriber
2.35 HR front and 2.35 ignitor rear LUST at 20 psi pretty bloody good Cmwcarn trails which have compacted snow. I noticed not unreasonably that the steeper bits with rocks were still you can use them to get grip. But the exposed gentle climbing track where the sun had melted the ice and then refroze were very slippery. A first for me having to push on gentle gradient I normally big ring it up LOL Overall low pressures and wide grab whatever traction there is available keep your ground bearing pressure low which also helps with traction.
Word of warning. Right at the bottom on the last corner before the car park the little stream of water has frozen in to a perfect ice ring death trap if you try and steer around it 🙁 no matter what you size your tires! :-SPosted 7 years ago13thfloormonkMember
I had been having a brilliant time on Cx tyres until last night, when we encountered deeper snow. The CX tyres are only good if they can cut through to something hard, otherwise they will cut through the crust into the soft stuff and stop you dead. The guys on MTB tyres where having more joy last night.Posted 7 years agoandrewhMember
I’m using 1.8″ Tioga Factory XC SLs. Great in all kinds of snow, above about axel deep it’s my power output that’s the limiting factor. They’re not bad on ice (obviously not spikes good, but best I’ve used).
Useless on tarmac though.
[THREAD HIJACK – WHAT TYRES?]Posted 7 years ago
Anyone recomend tyres for commuting? 5 miles of ungritted snow/ice, Tiogas are perfect, followed by 4 miles of gritted tarmac, Tiogas are @£&% and wearing really badly.
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