Winterize Your Bike or Ride It?
Grip Studs Help You To Get a Grip on Winter RidingJohn Lavina (March 2014)"What
do people in Reno do for fun?"
I asked. The guy I had just
met on the trail shrugged his shoulders and replied "We
Fair enough, I asked again, "But I mean, in
the winter, when it snows, what do people do?"
looked genuinely puzzled. "We ride."
he replied flatly. We both grinned.
As it turns out, winter is one of the most fun times to ride
the outskirts of Reno, and that's true in many places. The temps
are cooler but the dirt is firm, and there are fewer people to share the trails
with. But you will eventually have to tackle some sections
that are snow covered, icy, and a little more scary. If you seriously want to
ride year-round, you may want to try some studs.
give you more traction and a better turning edge while riding in any season, and
they are must for really icy winter trails. Products like DF
Corp's new Grip Studs make it simple to add winter traction to any
bike. These super hard, corrosion resistant studs are made with
tungsten carbide, which is three times stiffer than steel, and will give you the
strength and grip you need on any terrain in any season. They are
great for mud, snow, ice, and anything else you find while trail
You can choose from a number of
different stud sizes depending on your application and needs, they are easy to
install. The self-tapping studs simply screw into your tire knobs and
you are ready to ride! You can take a set a used tires and make them
your snow tires for year-round seat time. To find out more or to
order your set of Grip Studs go to gripstuds.com
PO Box 539
Merlin. OR 97532