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    New question here. 26" UST Specific Studded Tire ???

    Does anyone know of a UST specific tire in a 26" size?

    I know there are several manufacturers with studded tires, but I haven't seen any that are UST specific.

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    As far as I know, the answer is no. Studded tires have a habit of losing studs over time, and though the studs aren't imbedded through the tread, I imagine it would cause issues, or someone someone would have made them already.

    There have been a few who have run them tubeless with sealant, just doesn't have the positive lockup of a UST setup.

    I can't personally say that there are any benefits to running the tires at a lower pressure, as I haven't done them tubeless, but after a certain amount of deflection, you aren't gaining anything, as your traction is being provided by the studs; if the ground is frozen (you wouldn't be using studs otherwise) the knobs won't be biting. My personal experience comes from running studded tires during winter commuting on roads/rail trails, so I can't speak to any super technical riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill4d View Post
    Does anyone know of a UST specific tire in a 26" size?

    I know there are several manufacturers with studded tires, but I haven't seen any that are UST specific.
    The Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro is tubeless ready

    Ice Spiker Pro HS 379 | Schwalbe North America
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