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Private Classified => Bike Bits / Accessories For Sale => Topic started by: sd on December 04, 2017, 01:08:54 PM

Title: Schwalbe Winter Spike Road 19.99 a decent price and the ones with double the
Post by: sd on December 04, 2017, 01:08:54 PM
 Schwalbe Winter Spike Road Tyre - K-Guard. 19.99 per tyre free delivery.
118 studs and tyre has a touring type tread.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schwalbe-winter-spike-road-tyre-k-guard/rp-prod118113
Title: Re: Schwalbe Winter Spike Road 19.99 a decent price
Post by: sd on December 17, 2017, 06:57:56 PM
Schwalbe Winter Spike Road Tyre - K-Guard. 19.99 per tyre free delivery.
118 studs and tyre has a touring type tread.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schwalbe-winter-spike-road-tyre-k-guard/rp-prod118113

 Plus the ones with extra studs (4 rows instead of 2) on clearance 29.99

 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schwalbe-marathon-winter-tyre-raceguard/rp-prod80796
Title: Re: Schwalbe Winter Spike Road 19.99 a decent price and the ones with double the
Post by: mickeg on December 17, 2017, 07:15:53 PM
If you get these and use on ice, you might find there is a lot of rolling resistance.  I have the Marathon Winters and use them in the winter on my Nomad.  If the conditions are poor (some snow on top of the ice), I like to drop the pressure a bit for better grip on the snow.  But if it is nearly snow free with patches of smooth ice, then higher pressure works pretty well.

The instructions say to avoid hard use (hard braking, sharp turns) when you first install them for your first couple of rides to set the studs better.  I did that and have not lost any studs.