|Riding ice can be fantastic - if you're prepared with studded tires! This above pic was taken in a sea cave on Lake Superior several years ago - made possible by studded 45NRTH Dillinger 4 tires!|
Most of us Midwestern fat bikers have had the blues as of late, due to icy trails... But it doesn't have to be that way! Studded fat bike tires allow you to safely ride with comfort and confidence on any snow or ice surface.
Today's modern studded fat bike tires feature 200+ ultralight carbide/concave tipped alloy bodied studs. When running appropriate tire pressure, this means that between 10 - 25 ice gripping studs are in contact with the ice or snow at all times! This kind of grip means that you can ride places you never have dreamed of riding - from alien Winterscapes to your favorite singletrack (which may happen to be covered in ice).
Today's top fat bike tires designed for use in icy conditions are known as "pocket tires". This is due to the fact that there are little holes (with bigger pockets under the holes), into which "pocket studs" can be installed. These tires include the 45NRTH Dillinger 4 & 5, Terenne Wazia 4 & 4.6, and the soon to be released 45NRTH Wrathchild. While most riders purchase one of these tire options with studs installed from the factory, 45NRTH studs can be installed to a non studded version of any of the above mentioned tires (this is most easily done when the tire is new, so that debris such as dirt or tiny stones aren't obstructing the stud pockets in the tire.
Cyclova XC is your source for all of your studded bike tire needs - especially studded fat bike tires! Our assortment of all 45NRTH & Terenne studded tires - as well as 45NRTH studs & the 45NRTH Stud Tool is second to none - and our staff of fat bike experts can fill you in on all of the tips and tricks of the trade!
Swing in or call to cure your icy Winter blues - with a sweet set of studded fat bike tires!
|Cyclova's staff has been studding fat bike tires for years - including custom stud patterns!|
|Here is a close up of a 45NRTH pocket stud going into the stud pocket of a 45NRTH Dillinger 4 tire.|