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    Frozen Bliss [o]

    I was slipping around a bit on my last ride, so I swapped tires to suit.



    Riding along the escarpment


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    Schwable Ice Spiker

    Put my winter rubber on a couple of weeks ago....
    Sticky like glue on the ice....little slow through the snow...
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    Same...awesome snow riding all week!!

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    Always a good tire to put on in the winter. Even if its not very icy they are a good insurance policy. Especially south of lake Ontario where temps hover around freezing. The freeze-thaw creates a lot of ice.

    Thanks for sharing rkj_. Maybe you can keep up with me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion

    Thanks for sharing rkj_. Maybe you can keep up with me now.
    Err, I need more than a tire change to get through a 2.5h ride.
    Last edited by rkj__; 01-05-2013 at 03:14 PM.
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    i put on 2.5 dh tires for the winter
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i put on 2.5 dh tires for the winter
    Just installed new bearings in rear wheel. Tires go on tonight.
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    Nice pics.... Looks like you had a great ride.

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    Nice photos. Trails look to be packed down nicely, still pretty deep and fluffy 'round here. Bike has not been out in a couple weeks. Snowshoes are getting a good amount of work in though. What brand of tires are those? Whats the weight penalty for the studs?

    A little off topic but is that motorcycle in the background yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack View Post
    Nice photos. Trails look to be packed down nicely, still pretty deep and fluffy 'round here. Bike has not been out in a couple weeks. Snowshoes are getting a good amount of work in though. What brand of tires are those? Whats the weight penalty for the studs?

    A little off topic but is that motorcycle in the background yours?
    We are fortunate that our trails get a lot of use from hikers and cyclists. They get packed down fairly quick.

    The tires are Nokian Hakka WXC 300. They have lightweight aluminum studs with carbide pins. Weight, I think is somewhere near 750g.

    The motorcycle is my dad's Honda Magna 750.
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    FS in winter

    Nice pics Ryan Just a thought...with FS fatbikes possibly on the horizon in the not too distant future, I'm wondering about air shocks and winter temperatures. Of those of you riding FS bikes, anyone having issues with performance and reliability of their air shocks/forks in winter riding conditions?

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    Thanks.

    My biggest problem with suspension in the cold is the odd case where you break through a puddle, or cross a stream and it splashes on the stantions. The water can quickly freeze, and then give your seals some trouble. I try to wipe the ice off as quick as I can, but it bothers me sometimes.

    If it is just cold / snowy, there is little to worry about, at least in the temperatures we see in southern Ontario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Nice pics Ryan Just a thought...with FS fatbikes possibly on the horizon in the not too distant future, I'm wondering about air shocks and winter temperatures. Of those of you riding FS bikes, anyone having issues with performance and reliability of their air shocks/forks in winter riding conditions?
    i had a dual air revelation fork that did not react very well in the winter. for whatever reason, i'd lose all travel if there was any pressure in the negative chamber. solo air seems to work fine and the rear shock seems to work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Nice pics Ryan Just a thought...with FS fatbikes possibly on the horizon in the not too distant future, I'm wondering about air shocks and winter temperatures. Of those of you riding FS bikes, anyone having issues with performance and reliability of their air shocks/forks in winter riding conditions?
    I haven't had any cold-related issues with my suspension yet. If there's fresh snow and trails are a bit sloppy I dial up compression on the fork and use more platform in the rear shock to avoid excessive energy loss as...naturally the suspension is a bit stiff until it cycles a bunch but that usually only takes a few minutes.

    BCD you should come down and ride Agreement Forest with us sometime!
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    Was not feeling the Hakka 300's first snow fall but once the snows packed and icy there great... was workin up a sweat today...












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