Schwalbe spiked tyres.

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FatLad1980
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Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby FatLad1980 » 9 Dec 2017, 10:32pm

Reading the info on these tyres it says the studs need to be bedded in for the first 25 miles. What the info doesn’t say is at what pressure. Low or high?

uppadine
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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby uppadine » 9 Dec 2017, 11:16pm

I did mine at full pressure, about 80 psi, and have barely lost a stud over several winters. They are brilliant.

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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby FatLad1980 » 9 Dec 2017, 11:23pm

uppadine wrote:I did mine at full pressure, about 80 psi, and have barely lost a stud over several winters. They are brilliant.


Thanks :)

Phileas
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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby Phileas » 10 Dec 2017, 8:04am

In theory, at higher pressure the studs at the edges are less engaged so you would need to ride further to embed them.

I use them, although not had to for 3 or 4 years. I don't think I've lost any studs. I wonder under what circumstances a stud would come out, hard braking?

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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby andrew_s » 10 Dec 2017, 8:14am

I gather that turning the front wheel whilst there's weight on it and you aren't moving is a good way to smear studs out.

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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby FatLad1980 » 10 Dec 2017, 8:30am

Phileas wrote:I wonder under what circumstances a stud would come out, hard braking?


Dragging the bike sideways? Turning the handlebar whilst stationary?

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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby Phileas » 10 Dec 2017, 8:34am

I don't tend to do those things but I suppose it might happen in certain situations.

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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby foxyrider » 10 Dec 2017, 8:57am

If I remember correctly you can get replacement studs. Like most i've not had cause to use mine much, think i'm missing a couple on the ATB ones but still have a full complement on the road bike set. I run them at lower pressures anyhow so most studs are in road contact in use.
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Re: Schwalbe spiked tyres.

Postby Phileas » 10 Dec 2017, 11:40am

Typical! All this talk of winter tyres and now it's p***ing down with snow and I've had to get mine out of storage for tomorrow's commute, for the first time in 4 years. :shock: