700×23 vs 700×25 for commuting

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StuInMcCandless
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On the trail last week, trying to ride through 7″ snow, when I broke traction for a quarter-rotation of the tire, I simply fell over. Lesson learned: Pick up the bike and walk a few (hundred) steps (to nearby pavement).

The snow I might encounter is more like an inch or two or three. Think of riding on the grass alongside the Jail Trail, with 3″ snow.


Lyle
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Riding in snow with slicks is good bike-handling practice, but like many things, just because it’s “good for you” doesn’t mean you want to do it very often.

I was spinning my wheel all the way up the Homewood Trail this afternoon, looking for spots with at least a hope of getting some traction before I lost all momentum. Wished I could squeeze cyclocross tires on that bike. ALTHOUGH…. I could get them on the tandem. How wacky would that be?


dwillen
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I was spinning my rear wheel going up Panther Hollow Rd (the snow emergency route) last night at around 11pm.. I was totally sketched out that the cars were still passing me at 50 mph. I guess only the right lane was ice?

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