Winter is around the corner. The current cold dark misery will hopefully soon be slightly less miserable with snow on the ground. With that in mind, I’ve bought studded winter tires. I have zero experience in winter riding, but how hard can it be… right? The tires I got are hand studded ones and made to order. (From kisarengas) The studs itself are not full crazy enduro spikes, but somewhere in between ordinary car studs and enduro ones.
The rear has around 270 studs and the front has around 240.
The front tire is a Black X 80/100 -21 and the rear is Mitas C-02 120/90 -18
I haven’t mounted the tires yet as I’m missing some tools, but they should arrive next week.
Amazon has 110/100 – 18 Mitas Trelleborg rear tires and 80/100 – 21 Trelleborg fronts that look rather similar.
Things wen’t south. The rear is too tall for the bike. My mistake, I didn’t make sure it would fit before ordering.
I removed the mud flap and there was exactly 3mm of space between studs and the swing. Way too little.
Plan B is in the works.
Got a new smaller rear (110/100-18) and things are looking better. Now there is no scraping of any kind and the mud guard can be left in place. The clearance isn’t too big still, so I added a smaller 13 tooth front sprocket to gain some extra room between the tire and the swing. After adjusting the chain I’m confident that the bike is now good to go. Only thing missing now is snow. More about the sprocket in here.