Youngster needs advice on winter riding and tires, studs or chains?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by NorCalSurvival, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. NorCalSurvival

    NorCalSurvival n00b

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    solving my problem by staying off paved roads entirely, how do I delete thread
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  2. Colorad0

    Colorad0 Long timer

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    There's grip studs, but they are designed to screw into knobby tires and ridden off road. They are not DOT legal AFAIK and they won't help much in the snow. They are for ice.

    Is this your first winter in CO? I can't imagine riding in winter (for daily transport) is anything other than a bad idea, that could potentially get you killed, via hypothermia. Not to mention getting run over in low visibility conditions. The winds can be brutal.
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  3. sleazy rider

    sleazy rider Green thumbed fool

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    You're gonna need it.

    I did one full winter commute in SE Michigan because all I had was an old '67 Triumph Bonneville, but mine was all pavement for 20 miles. When we got hammered by snow, I jumped on the city bus and used it for a $1 each way. That happened about a dozen times. Dirt ride in Colorado's snow? Hell no. Ever think about a real cheap car?
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