I've been riding fat for six years now, I use my salsa beargrease all year round. Winter weather and road conditions in Michigan can be sketchy, ice covered gravel is painful to fall on. Wish I would have listened to my buddy years ago, take the plunge and put these on your fatty. I have zero regrets, so much more confidence on the roads!
Have ridden them about 5 times mostly on icy trails and made it through some technical off camber sections with confidence. Set them up tubeless with subzero orange sealant, 3 oztire, and fatty strippers (instead of rim tape) from local bike store. No loss of steering stability or tire rollover even at pressures below 5psi.
Nice speedy snow and ice tires. Good on ice but not quite as good as gripstuds so i docked a star. 5 stars on everything else. Great on snow, especially cornering. Roll very well. Light 1360g.
Got to ride with these tires for the first time today and they were fantastic. They were easy to install, and they have great grip on ice. Trail conditions were 99% ice with some hard packed snow. I felt confident rolling over all the ice on the trails regardless of going uphill, down hill or flat trails.
I built my first fat bike this year because I got tired of sliding to and from work every day. I slapped one of these on the rear hub motor and I am more than happy with the way it handles. This tire has no problem with the snow, slush and mud but really shines on the ice. I ride about three miles a day no matter the weather and I have no worries of sliding. And I'm traveling at 25-30 mph. most of the time. I will not hesitate to buy these again.
Bought this tire for winter riding in Anchorage, AK. We have a lot of icy conditions here and I wouldn't think of riding roads without studded tires. This tire performs well on icy pavement as well as on trails
On hard-packed and icy trails these tires are awesome but I have lost a few studs after just a couple rides. I am concerned with how long they are going to last if I ride aggressively.