Winter Weather Continues in Baltimore, Be Ready With the Right Tires

from Baltimore Bicycle Works

Choosing the proper winter tire can make all the difference when riding in the cold, wet, snowy or icy conditions. With the many choices available, it can seem difficult or intimidating to make your selection. That’s why we have narrowed down some of our favorite options.


Studded Tires: Yes, they make studded tires for bikes too! These tires are best used in snowy or icy conditions. We like the Innova Studded Tires, available in both 26 and 700c versions. These tires boast replaceable studs and are sure to give you traction in even the most extreme conditions.

Knobby/Street 700c: For hybrid and or cyclocross bikes looking to run a knobby tire around the city, we like the WTB All Terrainasaurus. This tire will give you additional grip in the slushy streets or off road while remaining practical for everyday winter commuting.

Knobby/Street 26: For those of you riding 26’s, we like the Conti Traffic. This tire is MTB worthy, yet has a lower profile center line making it efficient on the city streets.

Cold Weather: We like the Conti TopContact Winter II as an all around cold weather tire. This inverted tread tire provides traction in wet and light snow conditions and it specifically designed to preform in cold temperatures. It keeps you sticking to the road no matter the temperature and with puncture protection and a reflex side wall, it is perfect for Baltimore City streets. Available in 26 and 700c versions.

by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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