Studded/Spiked and Other Winter E-Bike Tires (General Talk)

Prairie Dog

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Canada
City
Red Deer
My solution to wearing out studs was to have them mounted on spare rims. Dry streets and they came off.
Totally on board with that. I also use the same dedicated wheels for swapping over to a set of deeper tread mud tires such as the Maxxis Shorties on days when the trails are a bit loose or sloppy. Definitely saves on time and effort.
 

Prairie Dog

Well-Known Member
Region
Canada
City
Red Deer
Another tip for those running on studded tires is to periodically perform a quick stud check after rides. I occasionally find one or two that have been partially dislodged from the pre-drilled pockets and require re-seating with a proper insertion tool.

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Prior to replacing any studs, ensure that the pocket itself is clean and free of any dirt/grit that would prevent the stud from being properly seated. Lubricating the stud/tool with isopropyl alcohol or plain water will help with reinserting the stud back into its pocket.