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    Nothing like a snow ride

    I rode my trusty steed to glory!

    Okay, this wasn't a real trail just a little wood near my house. I rode last Friday evening for an insane ride in the snow and light rain. The trails were slick which made for a really fun ride.
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    I had my first snow ride today! just around the neighborhood, since my flat tire wouldnt last long, but it was a BLAST!

    I even pulled off afew sweet front-wheel drifts. It was legendary!

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    It takes skills (in my case luck) trying stay balance when turning. The tires were dying to give way and wash out. lol. I had Kenda Smallblock tires on. I do have set of Nevegal lying around. Perhaps that better suited for snow than the Smallblock haha.

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    haha yeah the SM8's might not have been the best choice.

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    Smallblocks are horrid snow tires! I run Conti Trail Kings.


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    Not accustomed to much snow here in SC..miss the midwest but this week we had plenty, for me its invigorating!

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    Can somebody point me to a link on snowtires?

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    Just think big lugs. Maxxis High Rollers or Dissents. My Continental Trail Kings have high volume and big lugs, they work great. I'm sure there are lots out there!

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    Kenda Nevegal and Specialized Purgatory both work well in the snow for me.

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    Continental Trail king 2.4 in Utah snow. Much better than Nevegals.

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    Good times.

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    Good job getting out there and enjoying it. There's been too much snow here so I've been relegated to the road, the trainer, and the treadmill. (ugh) Wish we had just a few inches of novelty snow like you guys...That's always fun, but two feet is a bit hard to ride through. Time to get out the XC skiis I guess.

    On the subject of snow tires I would think the Maxxis Minion in the 42a durometer rubber would work well. It has tall deep lugs and the soft rubber would hook up well on the slick stuff.
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    Nice picture! Good deal in having the pooch to go for a run with you.

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    We don't get much snow here on the beach of NC. However, we got about 5 inches and a friend and I hit a local trail right in the middle of the storm.

    Here's a quick video...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mss1aYqhNuE

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    i rode last week b4 the snows. But i dont think they make tires to handle 24 inches. the deer didnt even want to run. (chased them around with my snow shoes)
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    Wish I could do some snow riding here, we have over a foot of snow now, and god only knows when it is going to go. Winter sure is here.

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    A picture from our last snow ride, It would have been a lot more fun had we not had to deal with all the downed trees. Still, it was quite a lot of fun.
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    Frozen slush....



    Slip slidin' on frozen footprints...



    Having fun!

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    Since no one's mentioned it, and it seems like most respondents haven't done much snow riding, I'll add this to your tool boxes.

    Drop your pressure. Like, mid 20's. You aren't riding as fast, so pinch flats aren't a big concern (tubeless folks, no worries). It will quiet the bike a ton, and make traction much better!

    Glad ya'll down south are getting in on the action, we love snow riding up here in NY

    Yesterday, 49 of the 50 states, had snow, Florida was the only exception. Go winter!!!
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