I was just challenged to a "commute-off" with a couple friends going after an ante for the most single day commutes to work Dec 1st thru Dec 31st. My commute is ~3.5 miles to work on road, gravel path, and paved path, with that being said I have rode a 700c, 29er, and 26er to work on several occasions. A couple years ago it was recommended that I winter commute on a 25c slick because it can cut through snow and slush giving you contact with the road bed below. Curious if any hardcore winter commuters have any advice? No, I will not buy a fat bike.