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Other than running studded tires on ice, I make no changes other than lowering tire pressures on my own bikes usually for the winter. Oh one bike gets swapped from 2.1s to 2.3s but that's it.
 

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Like D8 says..

my winter bike looks just like my summer bike + studded tires + a light + larger pack on seatpost rack (holds battery, extra gear, etc.). Wardrobe seems to be a much bigger difference between winter and summer.
 

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Nothing really.

I don't really change anything on my bike for winter. Except I hook up 8 tiny reindeer and deliver toys too happy children around the world.
 

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Hey! watch out!

SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
very harsh...it usually looks like this (my summer bike) spring photos
Careful there, SMT. Looks like you might be riding your bike right off a huge boulder in that last pic. Hope I got to you in time before you hurt yourself.

Nice action shots.

Bob
 

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Call_me_Clyde said:
Careful there, SMT. Looks like you might be riding your bike right off a huge boulder in that last pic. Hope I got to you in time before you hurt yourself.

Nice action shots.

Bob
just for you a before and after...the hillside slopes down 25 feet or so
 

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I pretty much do the same thing. For Jekyll I am currently running weirwolfs for tires and had dh platform pedals and a light and thats about it. My other bike my mongoose has 2.2 inch dh mud tires and platform pedals, the mud tires seems to climb in snow better than weirwolfs and dont clog up with snow. Not sure about studded tires yet their kinda expensive been looking at nokians their about 80 bucks each. Are they worth it? How many miles do you get out of them ?
 

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Mines pretty much the same as summer

'cept I have a set of chains that mount onto my tires and run a lower pressure. They bite into pretty much anything but are HEAVY and slow. Lots of fun though, I keep telling myself it's not about speed in the winter.
Oh, and this year I'm using a rigid fork on my steel hardtail, instead of an old coil and oil Bomber fork.
Maybe I'll see if they fit on my fs bike w/out rubbing the stays.
I gotta get a camera so I can post pics, it's a pretty cool setup.
 

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2 different set-ups

iloveclimbinghills said:
I'd like to see how some people set their bikes up for winter riding thanx
My SS becomes my winter bike along with the old Raleigh trans formed ski bike.

Peace
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