The studs on bike in snow verdict: great success!
Today we had our first snow post installation of the 'snow studs'. And wow are they loud when on pavement. Think of a radial-engine aircraft, a swarm of wasps with vacuum cleaners. But... and this is early because we didn't have a ton of snow and it was only modestly icy... Great success!
The tires have studs well into the sidewall (camber) for gripping as you lean. And they seem to make it easier for sure to keep the wheel's down / seat-up orientation that is more comfortable than the inverse 🙂
So I would say, so far, the investment seems a winner. Not sure how long the studs will last, and it would be a real pain to replace them (258 per tire). But, there's more snow ahead to try them on.