Firstly, I didn’t notice that ya’ll were going on an orientation ride, bummer I missed that.
I wanted to see if any of you use these Kimpex Tire Ice-Studs (500 pk) for snow riding. I started doing this last winter, and I’ve been having a blast. I even put them on my son’s KLX110, he likes them as well. There are a few things to consider before you buy these and screw them into your tires.
1. You need hard rubber on your tires, I tried them in the set of gummies I had, and they came out pretty quickly. I put them in my Tusk Dsport adventure tires, and they stayed in pretty well as long as I wasn’t in anything too hard.
2. You should get two sizes 3/4″ for the rear, and 1/2″ on the front.
3. I found that if I put the studs in the center treads on the rear, they come out, so I don’t put any directly in the center treads. Perhaps your throttle control is better than mine and you won’t have the issue.
4. Anything over about 7″ of snow seems to be too much.
5. Obstacles and depressions are disguised by the snow, so be cautious. I’ve taken a few falls myself.
That’s it, I just wanted to share this, hopefully I get to meet some of you in person soon.
Luke, do you think these would work in an old worn out knobby? Maybe 50% knobs left. I’m a bit timid about riding in the snow after one really rough day in Hungry Valley a few years back, but I’m also cheap.
We’ll probably have another ride out to moonrocks in a couple of weeks. It’s nice to get out there while the moisture keeps the dust down.
Dave, as long as the treads are thicker than 3/4″ in the rear and 1/2″ in the front. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a punctured tube. These studs make the snow feel like dirt, I understand the hesitation, I’ve been on the snow without studs, and it is terrifying. If you need new tires anyways, I’d probably start with that, the studs won’t ruin your tires, you can easily remove them with a 1/4″ nut driver attached to a drill.
I’ll keep an eye out for your next moonrocks ride.