Originally Posted by windmill
I've used both, and find standard automotive studs will stay in place longer. Function wise there is absolutely no difference.
Keep in mind I'm using them on a sidecar rig that subjects them to lateral loads not experienced on a 2 wheeler, and that I push it much harder than you can on a 2 wheeler, so YMMV.
A local tire shop will stud my tires for $40, as apposed to $100 for 1.5 tires with the aerostitch studs.
I have heard for other sources that aerostitch studs don't stay in place as well
as far as pushin it, when riding in blizzard conditions or other "only lunatics are on the road conditions" , I find myself catching up with what ever is in front of me, then waiting for them to pull off, so I can speed up again, the car tire in back was an experiment that was successful beyond my wildest expectations and its not even studded, just a regular old winter tire
what tires are you studding ? I had good luck with the Karoo T, which I'll probably use again, knobs are deep enuf for a 10mm stud