I had planned on 153 x 1.45" studs but after reading Robs advice I'm not sure.
I've never had a problem on any kind of hardpack. Last year with the rains, I rode absolute glare ice in several places, the trick there is to be careful.. Sounds dumb, but that's what I do. Most of the guys I ride with are unstudded also. I studded my sleds for more than twenty winters and got tired of the studs pulling out and sometimes going through the rear coolers.. Now I can honestly say that I rarely miss them, and I certainly don't miss the expense and damage.Originally posted by Captainkev@Dec 15 2002, 09:20 AM
I have never studed before but am on the f7 due to extreme slipage. I understand your high mileage comment and resulting track wear. What do you do then if you go high mileage but are riding in icy, hard pack conditions?