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Who on this forum is using studded MTB Tires now?

Do they really need to be aged?

Is just one on front okay?

Any good deals now?

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I am. aged? What are the? Wine or something? No you'll want two unless you like the bike fishtailing out from under your body and launching you sideways into traffic. Its winter, they're winter specific tires... deals will be had someplace its currently not winter... try ordering from new zealand maybe.
 

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peter white has the freddie tires, tree fort says it may be out of the extremes.

I bought stuff recenty from tree fort. In a couple of days, I'm either gonna order from tree fort, peter king or lbs (campmor)

Friday my credit card hits a new cycle.

Maybe go with tree fort and the extreme up front and the nokian m&g in the rear
 

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jkmacman said:
Who on this forum is using studded MTB Tires now?

Do they really need to be aged?

Is just one on front okay?

Any good deals now?

thanks
I do all winter long...

Yes ride easy for the first thirty km or so that allows the studs to dig into the rubber better and you will not loose any studs.

Probably, the cost about as much as a good UST tire, try to get the aluminum body studs with the tungston carbide tips, way light, last as long, but will tend to fall out easier than the steel body studs.
 

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jkmacman said:
peter white has the freddie tires, tree fort says it may be out of the extremes.

I bought stuff recenty from tree fort. In a couple of days, I'm either gonna order from tree fort, peter king or lbs (campmor)

Friday my credit card hits a new cycle.

Maybe go with tree fort and the extreme up front and the nokian m&g in the rear
if youre riding singletrack Id recomend the extremes, or freddies F&R
if youre more into roads maybe something less extreme . Peter white explains which are better for whatever purpose.
I wouldnt worry about the cost, my extremes are over 5 years old and still going strong (trail riding only)

I also just set up my Freddies tubeless :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: couldnt be happier
 

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I use the 2.1 size Kenda Klondikes myself, its the karma tread pattern with 252 carbide studs in it. Works well on a frozen river. Never slide out unless I'm doing a brake lock spinout deliberately.
 

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go with both extremes if you can, I was going to do that same thing 5 years ago when I bought my studs

I paid extra and went extremes front and rear and haven't looked back

they are pricey but last forever, this is the sixth year riding and little wear showing and they still grip like crazy :)

also don't be warned off because of people posting about the rolling resistance and weight, after a winter riding these I am a stronger rider for the rest of the year and also I prefer with some added weight as opposed to falling and hurting myself....which I did constantly every winter before buying the Nokians

one more thing...spend the extra $ and go with the Nokians, I rode several brands and Nothing beats the nokian quality, schwalbe is real close
 
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