These Kenda Klondikes are going on the Kona Jake the Snake for some test riding in the snow. Mark will report the tires he’s running on his drop-bar MTB, in another post. Tip: he’s running about three times the studs per tire as these.
Those are the studded tires I use, but traction (for their ostensible use) on ice is suspect.
Nokians up front would make me more confident that the bike will hold a line over long patches of ice or carve through tricky parallel ice/snow ridges, but Klondikes in the rear roll faster and do well enough at keeping the bike upright.
Share you concern. I haven’t ridden them yet, but noticed the studs didn’t seem too aggressive for ice.
I have been using Kenda Klondikes now for 3 years in PGH in a mix of ice and snow on my Bianchi. I am a daily commuter and have never been let down. They will work amazingly well in ice. Do not be scared.
I have had Nokian Mount and Grounds on my mountain bike for 2 seasons and they are not any better in ice than the klondikes.
Is that Portland General Hospital?
It’s very hilly here in Seattle. Wondering if anything is worthwhile for going downhill (not on my face).
Sorry dude, PGH is short for Pittsburgh, PA. We have plenty of hills and the klondikes work fine for me.
Riders Through the Snow
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Huggacast 77: Special Delivery
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