DIY Studded BMX Tires?

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floggingdavy
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I remember seeing the diy studded tire threads on here before. would there be any reason that this would <i>not</i> work for bmx tires? i have a set of store-bought studded tires for my touring bike, but the winter road grime wreaks havoc on my drivetrain. im looking for a simpler alternative.


reddan
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Should work fine.

You can get studded tires in BMX size: the Schwalbe Marathons are available in 406, fr’instance. Way more spendy than DIY, though.

If you’d like to try before you buy, I’ve got a set of 406×42 Winters in my basement. I’m not interested in selling ’em, but you’re welcome to borrow them for a week and see if you like them.


floggingdavy
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reddan, thanks for the offer! i scoped some cheap tires at kraynicks and have been wanting to try the diy thing for a while now.

what is your impression of the set you own?


reddan
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I used ’em all winter in 2008 on my dual-406 ‘bent. Heavy, slow-but-not-shockingly-so, tough, tread pattern even disregarding studs is pretty grippy in looser conditions like mud.

After ~ 4 months use, you can barely see any wear, which helps justify the exorbitant price.


floggingdavy
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nice. thanks for the advice!

im tempted to see if my studded 700’s will fit on my ss 29er.

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