Yup, the added weighted on my front DD and studded tire is my go to ice bike. Townie style flat foot frame and the seat even lowered a bit more is my favored winter bike.MadRhino wrote: ↑Nov 24, 2017 9:47 pm
You want weight on the front to ride slippery conditions. That is because yo can control the loss of traction much better on the rear than front. Racing on ice, we are on the handlebar for the entire race. In the snow we are playing a lot with fr and rr balance, but turns are always on the front.
Well, you have to dance the twist on your bike and trust your tire to regain traction once in a while.
MadRhino wrote: ↑Dec 30, 2017 6:59 pmWell, you have to dance the twist on your bike and trust your tire to regain traction once in a while.
High knobs mud tires are better, with spikes even better than studs, but those very difficult conditions that we have now are challenging any rider’s skills and confidence. Faster is making it better, if you have the balls.
I ride my front wheel, heavy MXUS DD, with studs on a flat foot frame. My feet are out runners.
Then put back the training wheels on your bike.