21 of 21 customers found this review helpful.
Living in Wisconsin, I was very disappointed to put the bikes away, after
re-discovering how much I enjoy biking this past year. Even though I'd never ridden on snow and ice before, I began shopping around for studded tires to put on my single speed mountain bike. I was reluctant to spend over $100 for a set tires, not knowing if I'd enjoy winter riding or not, so when I saw these Innovas on sale for less than $60 a set, I thought I'd give them a try. The photo on the website isn't real clear, so I wasn't exactly sure what I would be gettng, but the 26 x 1.75 is the tire in the 'inset' photo, with the more aggessive side lugs and 'offset' spikes. I received them promptly and installed them the same day. Seeing that I have no experience to compare these tires too, all I can say is after two days of riding around town on snow and ice, I think these tires are awesome! It took a few miles to realize how well these tires actually grip on ice, and once I gained confidence, it became apparent I would not be 'going down' unless I did something really dumb or aggressive. Even on the slickest ice, going up hill, I was not able to 'spin' the rear tire, and the front always felt well connected. The bike would get loose on streets that were not plowed well and there were alot of vehicle tire ruts, but on snow and ice covered sidewalks and better plowed streets, the tires were simply awesome. I can't compare these to the more expensive studded tires that are available, but I have a hard time wondering why you'd pay twice as much for other tires?? Maybe they have better size options or they'll last longer, but if you're simply looking to try winter riding without spending a whole lot of money, I highly recommend the Innova Tundra Wolf 26x1.75's!
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