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    Ice spikes for mtb clipless shoes?

    Can such a thing be had?

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    For, like, walking on ice? You could use those traction chain things, or make something to thread into the threaded holes for the traction lugs that some shoes have...
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    I use Icespikes on my winter workboots, they are far superior to anything else I've tried. You drill a small pilot hole and screw them in. Just don't walk across any wood floors, etc., they will scratch them. ICESPIKE ice cleats for traction on ice, snow and slippery conditions I think I got mine at ems.com They seemed expnsive for what they are but they are excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    I use Icespikes on my winter workboots, they are far superior to anything else I've tried. You drill a small pilot hole and screw them in. Just don't walk across any wood floors, etc., they will scratch them. ICESPIKE ice cleats for traction on ice, snow and slippery conditions I think I got mine at ems.com They seemed expnsive for what they are but they are excellent.

    Are there any that are removable for walking inside?

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    These are popular for walking/running here, but they might interfere with your cleats: https://www.yaktrax.com/product/pro

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    Yaktrax are okay, but Microspikes are the best of the not-quite-crampon-but-better-than-nothing market.

    Due to the design, I imagine you could fudge wearing them and clipping in at the same time. You may not, though, so buyer beware. If you can find an EMS or REI, they'll probably let you try them on the shoe.

    BTW, what do you want them for? A pair of shoes with toe spike compatibility and a set of carbide spikes would be sufficient for most everything but hike a bike...

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    Commuting.

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    I use hex-head sheet metal screws screwed into the soles of my winter mtb shoes. I use them for singletrack/pond/river riding in the winter. They can be had for about a nickel each at a hardware store and will not slip when you put your foot down on ice. I wouldn't ride in the winter without some sort of studded shoe. Not removable for indoor use but I thought I would share anyway.

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    Bump. I've got 2 holes in the toe of my bike shoes. I've seen the football-type cleats but wondering if there's a better alternative for icy winter conditions. I may just take them into the local hardware store and see what fits in the hole but curious for real-world experience.

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    Golf cleats. Even better if you can find the "banned" metal ones.
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    Ice spikes for mtb clipless shoes?


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    ^^ Have you tried them? The toe-spike holes always look too far forward to me. I have used these on workboots successfully -you can walk up hills of sheer ice- , but you have to have enough lug to drill a pilot hole. Hiking Boot Studs | Grip Studs™ Screw-In Tire Studs | Traction in Ice, Snow and Dirt | Boot Studs

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    I've never used those particular studs before, but they sound like what the OP is looking for(?)

    I also would probably go towards permanent modification if I was looking for real traction on ice, but I got the impression that mucking with the shoes was out of the question. That said, toe spikes do work, but they're really more about scrambling than walking...The large blunt ones work kind of like paddles in loose crap, I'd assume that the spiked ones are long enough to provide some purchase into ice.

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