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Old 02-18-2011, 06:17 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by paulmondor View Post
Yes we do. The Aerostich studs #4606 and 4707. After trials and error the 4606 are the best for front and rear, and the tires are TKC 80's.

Hey Paul, out of curiosity, did you try regular automotive studs? If so, did you find they had significant disadvantages over the Aerostich studs, aside from the need to be inserted with a studding gun? Or have you only used the Aerostich studs?

I'm currently running a set of Pirelli Scorpion Pros with automotive studs, and they work great on hardpack, although the knob pattern on the rear tire is a bit too spread out so the rear gets a little squirrelly with the slightest hint of slush. I'm tempted to keep the front tire (which works well) and next year replace the rear with a TKC or Dunlop D606 or something. If those Aerostich studs present a significant advantage, I'll spring for those instead of finding a studding gun to borrow.

Thanks, and enjoy your ride up north! I'll be following along with enthusiasm.

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