Reviews of Nokian Suomi Hakkapelitta W240 Studded Tire - 26 x 1.95"

Nokian Suomi

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StarStarStarStarStar Nokian w240 review

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

With low psi not a chance of slippage.

Cons

Rolling resistance

StarStarStarStarStar Very successful 1st try at winter riding

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

no slipping
no slipping
braking & stopping
& going
All on snow & ice

Cons

none

Other Thoughts

1st try at winter riding (commuting). Very amazed at how well they rode, steered, stopped. Looking forward to next fall winter.

StarStarStarStarStar Studded Tires

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: low

Pros

Made biking in winter possible.
Durable.

Other Thoughts

This is my first year biking through the winter and these tires are helping to make it safe, awesome and fun. I have been out biking at least 60 miles each week this winter and these tires have never let me down. Literally, they have never let me down, I have only fallen once and that was completely my own error. I am car-free and partially thanks to these tires I have never let any weather conditions stop me from biking.

Here are my thoughts on how they perform in various winter conditions...

Ice - The studs dig right in and I have never lost traction. I am extremely confident on ice.

Snow - At the beginning of winter I fishtailed a lot when biking through deep powdery snow but lowering the psi helped tremendously. Now that I am more experienced at handling my bike in deep snow I can run the tires at full pressure with no issues.

Brown/Nasty Snow - This stuff can be crazy and although the studs and knobbiness of these tires help a lot, the bottom line is if the tire can't make contact with a solid base of some sort you are going to lose traction. Again, lowering pressure helped me until I learned how to balance and handle my bike in particularly nasty sections.

Bare roads - This doesn't happen much in Northern New York winters but when it does I can notice a difference from regular MTB tires although the increased rolling resistance isn't that bad. I have seen some people online saying that studs sound like popcorn or bacon sizzling on bare pavement, personally I just hear I slight humming when I consciously think about it.

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Nokian Suomi

"The skilled personnel at the plant in Lieksa, hi-tech technology, and the soft rubber compound that lasts cold, the best spikes made in aluminum and in steel - these are the core of our company. We have the skill that makes the best winter tyres for bicycles in the world."

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