Hugues wrote:Inflated them at 2 bars or about 30 psi, drove uphill on paved roads mostly for about 40 km, and not lost a single stud !
So I guess i inflated the first pair too much (60 psi), although recommended max is 70. (and lost 30% of studs on first ride !)
Actually i inflated them that hard so they are less noisy, but at 30 psi i cannot see the difference in noise anyway. So will keep them there.
And the grip is pretty good, wet leaves, snow, ice, they give a secure feeling.
Must admit on the first ride i went to a nasty trail with gravel and rocks, that surely did not help, we'll try that again next spring
How much snow do you currently have at Montreux? In Basel we have nothing yet.
Happy to read that lowering pressure helps a lot. I am thinking of getting the Conti Winter II. I ride mostly in town anyway.
Hugues wrote:Thanks KF for the link, what's REI !
Just put another 40 km on mine today, studs are still there. I'm starting to believe the vendor when he said Schwalbe had some batches with the problem
DAND214 wrote:Do it youself, DIY studded tires?
Don't know how, but why not/
I know I read something on this before, maybe not here.
Hugues wrote:i'd say about a foot or two, so i tried riding my bike yesterday with the studs.
GCinDC wrote:just want to add, if you're feeling cheap and $70 is looking like too much, whatever you do, do not get the SCHWALBE SNOW STUD.
i've gone thru 3 or 4. the bead breaks after one change of tire, even as gentle as possible. the last time, a pro bike mechanic patched a tube when i was in a rush and HE broke the bead on it.
the snow stud is not to be confused with the marathon winter...