Schwalbe Spikes

Spikes
All Schwalbe spikes have a core made of extremely hard
wearing tungsten carbide, so they can cover a few
thousand kilometers. The spike base is made of fully
galvanized steel.
Ice Spiker Pro
The tungsten carbide core of each spike is clad in weight-
saving aluminum. For more grip the spikes of the Ice Spiker Pro have a sharp, pointy top.


FAQ

 

Can it also be ridden on a normal road?
Without any problem, but if the road is only rarely covered
with snow the resulting tire noise may prove annoying.

And it won’t slide out in cornering?
No. The spikes ‘claw’ really well into normal asphalt roads
and even fast cornering is not a problem. Only on very
smooth surfaces, like cobbles, is there minimal grip.

Aren’t spikes illegal?
I n some countries spiked car tires are illegal, because they
damage the road surface. Bicycle tire spikes are not a
problem.

Do the tires have to be run in?
In order to ensure that spikes are permanently fixed, tires
should be run in for about 40km on asphalt, while avoiding
any fast acceleration or heavy braking.

What is the lifespan of the spikes?
All Schwalbe spikes have a core made of extremely hard
wearing tungsten carbide, so they can cover a few thousand
kilometers. It is normal for the spike edges to round
off and for them to become more deeply embedded.

Some spikes came out. Can they be replaced?
Yes, new spikes can be reinserted using pliers.
Replacements can be ordered from us.

What are the tires’ limitations?
In deep snow even spike tires won’t help.

In certain areas snow rarely stays around long.
Are spike tire still an option?

The Snow Stud runs quite pleasantly on snow-free roads,
so grip on ice is somewhat limited. But if two bikes are available,
Marathon Winter is the better choice. Depending upon
the morning weather, use the most suitable bike. On icy roads,
when even cars are having problems, it is a great feeling to be
in full control on spike tires.

In order to ensure that spikes are permanently fixed, tires should be run in for about 25 miles (40km) on asphalt, while avoiding
any fast acceleration or heavy braking.

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