- Winter tyres (snow/ice)
Got ice spiker pros for the mtb, weight saving over the cheaper versions made the cost worthwhile. Another couple of weeks for commuting this winter and they will have paid for themselves in saved petrol costs.
Tbh, if it’s bad enough for spiky tyres, the road bike stays in the garagePosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Yeah, impressed with my icespiker pros too. Though they do drop studs a bit too often, I got hold of a bunch of replacements and the en-spiker tool so much happier now.
I’ve got a snow stud for the commuter but tbh I’m not impressed at all, the studs are too far round the tyre so the tyre needs to be at very low pressure before the studs touch down. End result, pinch flats on snow. Snow is not that sharp! So I squeezed a downhill tube into it and it kind of works but far from ideal.Posted 4 years agowarpcowMember
I’ve got 2.35″ Ice Spiker Pros on the MTB and 35mm Nokian Hakka 106s on the commuter. Also tried Snow Studs, they did the job too but were a bit ‘meh’. The Nokian isn’t that wide (looks more like 30-ish), but it is very tall. The ISPs are typical Schwalbe size and I haven’t found anything to complain about so far: light weight, lots of grip and reinforced sidewalls, only one lost spike so far, and the price is ‘ok’ if you get them from Germany.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Oh aye, I DIYed some and it was alright but the screws just wore down so fast on tarmac so they ended up being a “fit only when you know there’ll be snow and ice” thing rather than the snowstud’s “just leave it on”. Fun project though and a good use of worn-down mtb tyres.Posted 4 years ago
I have Ice Spiker Pros which I use on the MTB for the commute in the winter. Very light considering, definitely worth the money as they should last a long time only getting used for a few weeks per year.
Might get some Winter Marathons to try on the CX bike this year though.Posted 4 years agobreadcrumbSubscriber
trail_rat – Member
Got conti ice spikes and winter marathons
Wnter marathons piss all over the contis.
Even used the winter marathons at puffer last year …… Sailing past folks
I passed quite a few folk on spikes even though I was only on Eskar/Mountain King II. It must of been my cat like balance, or more likely a large dose of good luck that kept me upright!Posted 4 years ago
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