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Have been doing a few snow rides(4 this season)...noticed my tires are taking a beating....anyone else experience the same thing?

They are Specialized "The Captain" 29 X 2.0 Dual Compound Armadillo Elite's , has been a great tire up till now....I upgraded to the Armadillo Ellite's because the sidewall was supposed to be tougher.
 

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....using tubes. But your point on how clean they are is interesting....all i did was bring the bike in after the ride...no cleaning...and they are amazingly clean! I am starting to think the snow which had been on the ground for about 10 days must be freezing and thawing.....must be abrasive as ever. Gotta ask the others whom I rode with if they have any unusual wear.
 

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Snow is increadably abrasive , hell on sidewalls .
 

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the extra strengh is a layer of kevlar mesh, the rubber is the same thickness.
if you're riding on ice get some Nokian extremes with studs, they wear like iron
 

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Never seen anything like that, but I imagine a frozen crust that you are breaking through could do that. Or just very granular (?) frozen snow.

First I thought you hit something under the snow but it looks too uniform for that.
 

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JeffSkisMontana said:
....using tubes. But your point on how clean they are is interesting....all i did was bring the bike in after the ride...no cleaning...and they are amazingly clean! I am starting to think the snow which had been on the ground for about 10 days must be freezing and thawing.....must be abrasive as ever. Gotta ask the others whom I rode with if they have any unusual wear.
Bring your wheels inside, up to room temperature, and smear a thin coat of Shoe Goo on the sidewalls where it is abrading. Let it set up for 24 hours and cure up. That should help a lot.
 
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