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    New question here. Nokian Hakka or Nokian Freddies

    What would you recomend? The Nokian Hakka or the Freddies!
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    For commuting

    for commuting in Anchorage (neighborhoods, bike trails, parking lots and occasional street exposure) I'd be going with the wxc 300's - more pointy studs I think - dude you can take those out to a hockey rink and ride a wheelie they hook up so well!

    I ran some used 296's for a few years - they work well also, but nothing like the WXC 300's - -
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    hakka?

    the WXC are fantastic but narrow. The Freddies have extra width so that they don't cut through the snow so much - but the difference is pretty subtle. Therefore, the WXC is probably your tire of choice. The 296 and others are not nearly so good.

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    The 296s, Hakkas, and Freddies all have pointed studs now. For a while the Hakkas were the only ones and therefore the best gripping of all those choices. Now they all come with pointed carbide tips. I would only go with the Hakkas if weight is a concern, but they are not as durable as the Freddies and the 296s because the stud has an aluminum shaft as opposed to a steel one like the other choices that wears away after awhile. The Freddies would be my choice because they offer plenty of grip and are a decent width for riding on the soft stuff and running on snowcats.

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    Any production studded 29er

    that anyone knows of...or a suggestion on a 29" tire / pattern that might stud-up well...I'm thinking it would be an ideal combo for running on those 'glare-ice' days...won't be long...just came in from a ride and feels like wer'e gonna have a freeze here on the Delta tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qayaq_alaska
    that anyone knows of...or a suggestion on a 29" tire / pattern that might stud-up well...I'm thinking it would be an ideal combo for running on those 'glare-ice' days...won't be long...just came in from a ride and feels like wer'e gonna have a freeze here on the Delta tonight.

    I haven't really kept up on all the new 29er tires that have come out the past few years, so there are probably better choices now, but I had a customer that studded up some Kenda Claws. He used two fronts and studded them with some studs that he removed from a pair of Hakkas. You might get some good ideas here http://www.mtbtires.com/.

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    The Freddies are a lot more durable as the rubber is stiffer and you will twist out a lot less studs and will rip less knobs (which also then dump studs). They are a couple of hundred grams heavier per tire, but well worth it. I put the Hakkas on my 130# GF's bike and I run the Freddies.
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