Tyre grip product

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Just zis Guy, you know?, Dec 6, 2010.

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    I wonder if this works, and if it would work on a bike as well?


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    Just zis Guy, you know?, Dec 6, 2010
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    Simon Mason Guest

    I chose to use the car today as the roads around here are too narrow
    due to banked snow and the surface is too slippery. The advantage is
    that I have filled 5 big sacks of road grit/salt from our work's road
    bins so I can treat the driveway when I get up tomorrow. They are in
    the boot of the car and it happens to be minus 14 Celcius now, so I
    wouldn't have fancied riding home anyway. Should be milder by the
    Simon Mason, Dec 6, 2010
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    Clive George Guest

    Didn't ride on Friday coz of the fresh snow - probably would have been
    ok, but didn't want to risk it. Instead went out on skis for the first
    time in a couple of years :)

    Today was ok though - the snow outside the house is now ice, so I walked
    to the road, but once on there it was all fine. If cold...
    Clive George, Dec 6, 2010
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    Tosspot Guest

    They say it lasts 50 miles. That's interesting, because that's about my
    weekly mileage. Add to that it's designed to treat *four* car tyres,
    not two bicycle tyres, with 20+ applications per can it might even last
    a winter.

    I'm tempted, I wonder if you can get it this side of the pond?
    Tosspot, Dec 7, 2010
  5. I take it, that it keeps the snow from packing around car tyres?

    the 25mm cheap factory tyres on my SS don't hold on to snow so I can't
    see the real advantage to be honest.

    And I'd be very cynical that it would work on ice.

    thus far good balance plus speed or rather lack of it means the snow and
    ice haven't been a problem.

    I do also have a MTB with full mud spikes, which are nice soft rubber
    that makes short work of snow and ice.

    But havn't had to use it yet for the commute.

    Roger Merriman, Dec 7, 2010
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    Ace Guest

    That would not always be a good thing, if so. Winter tyre treads are
    actually designed with bigger gaps specifically (amongst other things)
    to hold snow in them, given that snow/snow contact will give much
    better traction than rubber/snow.

    Reading the bumf it would seem that it's aiming to increase stiction,
    which may also have the effect of holding snow in the treads.
    As above, you may actually get better results if they did hold on to
    it. Although my experiences are with car tyres only, so this may not
    be true.
    Ace, Dec 7, 2010
  7. the single speed has 25mm tyres so normally just cuts though low amounts
    of snow 4-6 inches to ground/hardpacked snow. ice is more tricky but
    snow is fairly easy, with thin tyres, wouldn't get far off road like the
    MTB, but snowy roads are fine.

    Roger Merriman, Dec 7, 2010
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    Rusty Hinge Guest

    Hope so - after midday now, and it's still two or three degrees
    (centipede) below, here in Snorfolk.
    Rusty Hinge, Dec 7, 2010
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    Ian Smith Guest

    I've been doing ok on 28mm Marathon+'s, but have to be careful with the
    edges of vehicle tyre tracks in compacted snow (I think it's called
    tramlining). Did find when tyres slip it's been better to stand up and
    let the bike "do it's thing" over the dodgy bits. Perhaps transferring
    more weight onto the front wheel helps to cut through. Up inclines the
    opposite seems true; more traction for the back wheel. This is not a
    scientific study, by the way; others here doubtless have plenty more
    experience. :)
    Ian Smith, Dec 9, 2010
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    Sara Guest

    I've given up the park until it defrosts - I get nervous when the bike
    starts fishtailing. Ironically the only fall I've had was on foot after
    I decided to get off and push.
    Sara, Dec 9, 2010
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    Peter Clinch Guest

    Anything bar the main roads is out at the moment for me (40 mm Marathons
    on the triplet), and around junctions on the mains I have to be very
    careful as the heaps of snow tend to restrict ones path and with people
    stopping so much there there's been less clearing effect.

    A couple of days ago I figured I could just take my usual route to the
    school to pick up the kids as it's well travelled by buses, but as it
    turned out it needs more than just buses and it was most unpleasant and
    rather dicey, to put it mildly. New system is drop the kids near the
    edge of the village where the school is and they join up with pals and
    walk in, and in the evening I arrive a bit earlier, lock the bike at the
    drop-off point and trog up to the school to get them.
    After that I look for a Round Tuit to give the chains and gears a damn
    good clean, but thus far have utterly failed to find one. I imagine
    I'll pay dearly in the near future if I don't find one soon...

    Peter Clinch, Dec 9, 2010
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