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, Ben Rosenthal <earthsaver@...>
> ... I suppose the Nokian's carbide studs are the extra cost,...
> - Ben
Yes - they don't wear nearly as fast as the non-carbide styles. I've
used the 47-559 size, a.k.a. "26x1.75/1.9" by the sidewall markings.
Actually I never got around to installing the one on the rear wheel,
as the extra length wheelbase gave me enough latitude to recover from
rear-wheel slides once the front wheel sliding was eliminated. Yeah,
they're a bit noisier than street tires, but not much more than plain