Guys Would it be easier just to have a second set of rims and have to undergo the pain of putting them on just once?
I suppose if you ride in controlled conditions it would be OK. I would not ride on city streets in sub-freezing temperatures.
I am confused.
Lots of riders swap wheels .... often aero to lightweight and back---depending on rides, or have a wide set for gravel and a narrow set for pavement ..... but I am not sure at all why sub-freezing temps would affect my wheels. I wouldn't ride in sub-freezing temps at all nowadays, though I have in the past. My fingers and toes were more my concerns than my tires.
I can definitely see value in a second set of rims for winter riding for those who live in places where studded tires are a benefit in winter. It's a PITA to swap rubber twice per year. Not a huge one, but if the truth be told, I have yet to install my studded rubber on my touring bike this season. The new fat bike is a part of that, but in several instances, I'd have been better off on the touring bike with the studded tires.
I had previously considered but never reached the point of pulling the trigger on a 2nd set of wheels for my studded tires. I still like the idea, but have a few other priorities ahead of it.
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