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    650B Studded Winter Tire

    Hi All,

    After an exhaustive search I have come up empty handed. Anyone know of a 650b studded tire that is in the works or currently available. I really don't want to ride my 26" Hard Tail this winter.
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    Here ya go..Studded Bicycle Tires

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    Thanks Saddle Up but I did see that page and the one they offer is on 1.5" wide. It won't work for the trails that I ride in the winter.
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    No worries, that is the only 650b studded tire out there at the moment I believe.

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    There might be an option after all. I will keep you posted if they become available
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    try sending an email to nokian, maybe they will make it for you, or if enough people ask them they start up mass production. If i'm getting a 650b bike there has to be studded tires available.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone View Post
    try sending an email to nokian, maybe they will make it for you, or if enough people ask them they start up mass production. If i'm getting a 650b bike there has to be studded tires available.
    I am looking at building a set just like in the old days but I won't do that till Winter actually hits. I would hate to drill holes in a good set of Racing Ralphs

    Nokian shows a 650b size on Quality's web ordering site. However they are showing them as not available yet.
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    suomityres or similar is the official site. I found some chart there with specs and all, much more info than on the "product pages".
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    any updates yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdkobe View Post
    any updates yet?
    No luck so I am making my own using a Rocket Ron and a few hundred screws. So far the Stans has held up perfectly and the tire hasn't leaked at all. I hope to have the front tire complete tonight.

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    Grip Studs Screw-In Tire Studs | Traction in Ice, Snow and Dirt | 1000 Tire Stud
    I looked all over the glove looking for 650B spike tires, nobody makes them at the moment, so I made my own in set of Hans Dampf, 50 in each tire! work great!

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    I just emailed Suomityres and asked if they have any plans for production, will post answer here as soon as I hear from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePodraza View Post
    Grip Studs Screw-In Tire Studs | Traction in Ice, Snow and Dirt | 1000 Tire Stud
    I looked all over the glove looking for 650B spike tires, nobody makes them at the moment, so I made my own in set of Hans Dampf, 50 in each tire! work great!
    Any chance you have pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    No luck so I am making my own using a Rocket Ron and a few hundred screws. So far the Stans has held up perfectly and the tire hasn't leaked at all. I hope to have the front tire complete tonight.

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    Just a stupid question: why not screwing from the inside out for more aggressive studs? I can see the difficulty of finding the exact center of the knob, but for grip it would rule right?

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    Not a dumb question at all.

    My first set of studded tires are exactly that however I made those in the early 90's (yes I am old) and they were incredible. We would actually race on a frozen lake and
    even have to make corners on the ice.

    The new style studded tires work great but if you ride on a lot of ice like a pond or a lake they are good not great. So you are correct coming up from the bottom is much better for icy conditions. But for general winter riding the new studded tires are great and won't damage your rack.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrciave View Post
    Just a stupid question: why not screwing from the inside out for more aggressive studs? I can see the difficulty of finding the exact center of the knob, but for grip it would rule right?
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    I plan to come down a very steep trail I use to do in summer, and that in winter is used also by alpine skiers, so it can get icy or very compact.

    Inside out it is then, I need maximum grip:-). And plenty of Stan's...

    Will post some pic once they're finished!

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    If you run a drill from the outside in it will help you locate the knobs perfectlty

    Quote Originally Posted by mrciave View Post
    I plan to come down a very steep trail I use to do in summer, and that in winter is used also by alpine skiers, so it can get icy or very compact.

    Inside out it is then, I need maximum grip:-). And plenty of Stan's...

    Will post some pic once they're finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    If you run a drill from the outside in it will help you locate the knobs perfectlty
    Great, that was exactly what I was thinking as well.

    Now I only need a friend to share some beers while drilling for a whole night:-).

    And so I found a way to get rid of the Hans Dampf which I definitely don't like as a tire. I'll make them full of holes .

    Maxxis on the way for next season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prestige View Post
    I just emailed Suomityres and asked if they have any plans for production, will post answer here as soon as I hear from them.
    They replied,

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    toivottavasti jo ensi talvena sitä on saatavilla!
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    So they replied that they have production of 27.5" studded tyres planned, but those tyres won't make it to the shops for this winter, should be available for next winter. For me this means that I just won't build any of my own this year and get some shop made ones next year.

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    wow they are really responsive, i hope they make the w240 in that size, its my new fav winter tire, it rolls really well on pavement. and its not as sluggish/dangerous while cornering as the schwalbe ice spikers i have been running the last few years.
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    Somehow I ended up buying a Fat Bike and I even bought a set of Studded tires for the bike which cost more then the tires on my hot rod. Here is what I've learned this winters. Studded tires are great when there is a small amount of snow with ice underneath. But in the deep snow I found that the studs are of no value. The fat bike without studs is effortless to ride. Trust me my buddy and I were trading back and fourth last night so we could continue riding and it was brutal riding his bike with studs.
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    Anyone found any new sources for 27B studded tires? This is the only one I see, and while its not all that expensive it doesn't look like it would make much of a mountain bike tire.

    Amazon.com : Suomi 27.5" 584/54mm 62 Studded Tire : Sports & Outdoors

    Perhaps the box of screws is the better method.

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    I'm done with that. Going with a Framed fat bike!😃

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    DUDES!


    Schwalbe Ice Spiker comes in 27.5 and has been out for ages.

    Ice Spiker Pro - Schwalbe Professional Bike Tires

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