Wawayanda State Park Conditions

FitmanNJ

Active Member
Some nice frozen trails today, but......ice is unreliable, some will hold you and some will not.

Doublepond trail today
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Hi, Pete. I saw a post of yours on mtbr.com referring to your studded Bud & Lou's. Is that what you're still running in icy conditions like these? Are you still going with studded middle knobs? I've got a pair of studded Bud & Lou's, too, with the middle knobs studded. But I see so many photos online that seem to show riders not choosing to stud that middle row (independent of the tire being used). Without any ice around to test on, it's been hard deciding if it's best keeping that middle row studded. Any thoughts?
 

Kaleidopete

Well-Known Member
Hi, Pete. I saw a post of yours on mtbr.com referring to your studded Bud & Lou's. Is that what you're still running in icy conditions like these? Are you still going with studded middle knobs? I've got a pair of studded Bud & Lou's, too, with the middle knobs studded. But I see so many photos online that seem to show riders not choosing to stud that middle row (independent of the tire being used). Without any ice around to test on, it's been hard deciding if it's best keeping that middle row studded. Any thoughts?
I rode my new bike today with Cakeater 2.8 studded tires that only have studs on the outer lugs and they worked fine on glare ice.
My Fatty still has the Bud & Lou that I studded the crap out of, I like them too. My cakeaters without the center studded might work
well because I'm running 15psi, whis is pretty low for a 2.8. I plan on keeping my middle row studded on my Fatty.
 
I rode my new bike today with Cakeater 2.8 studded tires that only have studs on the outer lugs and they worked fine on glare ice.
My Fatty still has the Bud & Lou that I studded the crap out of, I like them too. My cakeaters without the center studded might work
well because I'm running 15psi, whis is pretty low for a 2.8. I plan on keeping my middle row studded on my Fatty.
Thanks, Pete. I think, then, I’ll go with my setup “as is,” and see how it goes. I’ve heard that narrower tires work the best on glare ice, but I only have the fatty wheels/tires.