Nokian Freddie's SW 336 Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • Light aluminum studs with sharp carbide pins (336 pcs)
  • "Non-toxic" winter rubber compound (durometer 58A)
  • Light and flexible skinwall casing with wire beads

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 26, 2011]
VORON
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Fat, good grip on ice and snow, not so heavy

Weakness:

Lack of quality control at the factory, a bit pricey

The first tire was bought for me by my girlfriend. When I saw it, I was shocked - almost all of studs were either too deep (almost invisible), or sticking out, or being heavy tilted. The rubber was of poor quality - the spurs were deformed and the spike holes were so big that I could see caps of studs.

I wrote a letter to Suomi Tyres, attaching the photos, never received any answer. Then I went back to the shop and they've replaced this tire to a normal one. It doesn't have any problems described above.

This tire works good on the front wheel both on ice and snow. It allows to ride on deeper snow than 2.1" tires do, also I didn't have any problems with icy roads - the control is excellent.

I rate 1/1 the first tire and 4/5 - the second.

Similar Products Used:

Nokian SW300, W240, Schwalbe Ice Spiker

[Jan 11, 2009]
Sportbilly
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

I don't know

Weakness:

- There are actully more studs that are lying too deep that studs that are correctly placed.
- The studs on the tyres are all over the place, meaning they are high, low, crooked and right in a random order.
- The largest number of them only just make it out of the hole.
- Some of the studs are missing (only 2 on 4 tyres, but never the less these are new tyres)

Do not buy these tires.
I wrote an email to Nokian, and wait for their answer.
I will write an revieuw when I have received tires that are worth putting on my bike.

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