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pawnee

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Looking for tubeless tires that would do okay on snow, hard pack snow, icy packed snow, gravel, etc. Preferably 38 to 40 width. Not interested in studded tires.

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Compass Steilacoom? The big open knob design could work well.

I've always wanted to try the Contintental Top Contact Winter tires that are designed like the studless car snow tires, but they're not built with a tubeless bead. 
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Welby, I tried the 26" Contis.  I didn't hit any glare ice, but I had to walk the snow in my alley.  I sold em almost immediately. 

 

I live in Minnesota though, so my winters may be different

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OK thanks, that saves me that experiment!

I remembered another 38mm knobbly tubeless tire that could work well: Ritchey Megabite WCS.


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I've used aggressive mountain bike tires.  That works OK in snow.  Ice is a problem - I go down fast and hard.  After spraining an ankle on an easy commute, I just got studded tires.  Its so much fun that when gravel riding, I look for frozen lakes I can ride across.  

Yeah, they are slow and heavy, so they cut down on my range a bit.
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Drywelby, I'll look into those. The Steilacoom looks really cool.

Chas, I should probably just fess up and get studded tires, but the price always scares me away.
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Yeah I hear you on $$$. 

I found some last year from REI on closeout for 1/2 price and that is when I jumped.  I have a hard time justifying  full retail for a winter tire.  $40 was reasonable.   I think REI just got rid of all their 26" tires.   Then I also inherited some from a friend, so I have mild moderate, and aggressive studded tires now.
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I've heard that people have set up 45Nrth Gravdals tubeless.  I think they're stupidly overkill though and all those studs make it feel like you're riding on velcro.  FFS for a 38mm tire they only have 6 fewer studs than my Dillinger 5s. 

 

I may undertake a winter project this year of getting the studless version and custom studding some to get rid of the center studs to make it more like my Xerxes.

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