You have full control on icy roads with the Marathon Winter Plus. Even in tight bends and under violent braking everythign remains under control. For best possible puncture protection, it now comes with a SmartGuard layer. The spikes work best on ice when running at minimum pressure, while at maximum pressure the tires can be ridden on ice-free roads with minimal road noise.
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by Pittsburgh Cyclist
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Excellent Winter Commuter Tire
I commute 16 miles to work daily. I purchased these tires with the hope of having better tractionsafer handling in the icy Pittsburgh winters. I purchased a set, so I've mounted these tires front and rear. Pittsburgh had moderate snow fall last week, with temperatures dipping into the teens. The roads I travel typically freeze because of water run-off from the surrounding hills and I travel over several bridges, which are notorious for icing over. This is my first winter with these tires and I am completely impressed. The tires roll reasonably well on dry roads (for a studded snow tire), but the stability, traction, and handling on ice is phenomenal! As I said earlier, I cross many icy bridges on my commute and my bike did not slide an ounce. In addition, these tires handle very while turning on ice due to the studs on the edge of the tire. One word of caution, these studs are extremely sharp! Please use caution when mounting these tires, as I've cut myself a few times. These tires ride comfortably and are not harsh on rough roads. You won't be disappointed with these tires.
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