Gadgets: More and more bikes during the winter and it is moving on the sale of studded tires. Plus 8 questions and answers on studded tires for bicycles.
Winter cycling have settled in Sweden in earnest. This is also a greater awareness of those bikes in the winter when sales of studded tires increases.
Berit Gibbs to the trade organization Bike, Motor & Sportfack Merchants comments:
-What our members are saying is that it has sold as many tires as they did throughout last winter season. We believe in record sales of studded tires this year.
Although last year’s winter was cold and snowy winter cycling is not so reduced, rather the contrary. Between 2012 and 2013 listed Sifo an increase-18 percent of Swedes winter bikes nowadays at least one day a week.
Everything you want to know if studded tires for bicycles
* When to switch to studded tires?
Replace as soon as it becomes slippery – the sinister flash slipperiness is not to be trifled with. Conversely, it is good if you switch to standard tires as soon as weather conditions permit. Studded tires are heavy trod on bare plus it wears more on the studs.
* Do you have to have studded tires front and rear?
It may be enough for a tire and then it should sit up. Turn with the bike must have front wheel grip on the ice. But try betting on a front and a rear of a bicycle that behave as predictably as possible. See Gametate for how to buy a bike.
* Are there any other differences from a normal tire?
Studded tires are made of a softer rubber compound to retain its tacky properties and does not solidify and become hard in the cold. Compare with winter tires for cars that have similar properties as compared to summer.
* How many studs do I need?
Generally, you are an ordinary everyday cyclist so it is enough 100-140 double. The deck consists of two rows of studs on the sides. When driving straight ahead the tire behaves like a normal studless tires. It is only the wear surface in the center consisting of a soft rubber compound which is in contact with the road. Mountain bikers in the woods, it’s uppemåt 300 studs that apply.
* Do I need to think of something special?
Keep track of barometric pressure. If it is mostly bare with few patches of ice so the pumpkin in a little more air, your bike will roll much easier
It has instead frozen and snowed, so the drop off some air instead, the tire becomes more manageable, flexible and multi-stud in contact with the ground.
* Do I keep studded tires in any special way?
You keep them as you do with your other tires, then hanging or lying. It is especially important that you have not weight them or knölat them in a confined space. Then finsn is a risk that the rubber can crack.
* How much does a studded tires?
Budgeting around 500 per tire.
* 500 crowns? Why does a studded tire for a bike so much?
The use of bicycle tires for winter use with the double is a very local phenomenon that is concentrated in the Nordic countries. They are produced in quite small amount and it is moving on the unit price.
Do you use studded tires in the winter? Or manufactures you own using screws, duct tape and a screwdriver like in the picture? Please comment below.
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