To all my fellow winter cycling enthusiasts. These are the tyres I run on my spare bike, when ‘beast from the east’ or ‘polar vortex’ pays us an annual visit:
Schwalbe Marathon Winter Performance 26 X 2.00s. With ice studs, 3M reflectives and kevlar protection. They will ‘stick’ to absolutely anything. Forget fat bikes, these are the business!
I did not have the GoPro camera the first few years I had them. I did a number of miles on them before I had the camera. Last year was pretty sparse for snowfall, but I did record a quick video of me testing them on some seriously slippery back streets around town:
These tyres will get you up and down hills you cannot even stand on. I paid about £30 for a pair for them, from Amazon. One of my Swedish friends recommend them to me, for my snow adventures on Dartmoor.