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    Snow Worthy Tires

    Will the Seeker stock treads work in 5"-6" of snow? I'm thinking of riding at John Bryan State Park Friday or Saturday, but don't want to waste the 45 min. drive if I can't keep the bike vertical. I'm just after some leisure miles on the trails. The snow should be fairly dry and not wet/slippery. After a week of brutal outside temps I'm getting a little cabin-fever and just need to do something outside in the woods. Being on my new Seeker would be more fun than just taking a hike.

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    I would say, not a chance, though it really depends on how the snow is packed. Most likely it won't be worth the drive to try......but nothing wrong with trying, just bring the hiking boots too.
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    I did a snow ride last year with about 4" on the ground using my SB8's. Wasn't worth it. The trails will most likely be thawed with the highs in the 40's on Saturday. We should meet up and ride JB sometime though. It's about 50 min from me.

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    I've cut a decent path out there in the snow with mty fatbike, so if you stay in my tracks it won't be too bad. Get outside of them and you will have troubles.

    In regards to the weather, if you ride early today you may be OK. Tomorrow looks bad. I was planning on riding out there early tomorrow, but it now looks like it may be raining by 7am.

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    Jeremy's fat bike tracks.


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    That's cool and creepy all at the same time.

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    I like the AKA's as a REAR in the winter, but I really prefer to run a more aggressive front, like an Ardent.

    That said, the AKA's in the front were do-able. Snow is surprisingly tacky.
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    I have a Specialized Capitan in front and Purgatory in back and have been riding in snow lately both fresh powder and well packed. Aside from some climbs being impossible they've been running as good as I can ask for given the conditions.

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    I rode today JB from10:00A - 12:00P. Trails were great thanks to the fat bike tracks to follow (thanks to BDF and others). Without them I probably would have turned around, or cut-out at the first service road. The snow was still very firm with no slushy or soft-mud areas anywhere. Absolutely no problem with tires gripping the snow. I'll sleep good tonight (before JB I had a 45 min. - 18 mile, Spin class at local YMCA). Good night all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    That's cool and creepy all at the same time.

    Jeremy
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