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Studded tires from 45NRTH

I just got two new Wrathchild tires for the Moonlander. After an under ten mile trip hauling a Bob trailer with chainsaw and whatnot, I was missing one or two studs. I just ordered more studs and an insert tool; we'll see how this progresses, but I'm not left with a really good first impression.
 

Jm_

Turbo Monkey
Jan 14, 2002
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New studs should be ridden a certain amount of miles on hard terrain like paths, roads, etc., to set the studs. I forget how many miles, but I didn't do this after studding my tires and lost about 15 or so out of my Johnny 5 tires. After 3 or so rides, the loss stabilized and I haven't lost one since. For those I did replace, I used a bit of silicone in the hole to help seat them better. They don't grip worth crap on rocks, most of our trails are roots if they are not icy/snowy, so we don't have to deal with that. Rocks is going to be a hell of a scary ride on studded tires.
 
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New studs should be ridden a certain amount of miles on hard terrain like paths, roads, etc., to set the studs. I forget how many miles, but I didn't do this after studding my tires and lost about 15 or so out of my Johnny 5 tires. After 3 or so rides, the loss stabilized and I haven't lost one since. For those I did replace, I used a bit of silicone in the hole to help seat them better. They don't grip worth crap on rocks, most of our trails are roots if they are not icy/snowy, so we don't have to deal with that. Rocks is going to be a hell of a scary ride on studded tires.
Thanks.

I have a lot of miles with studs on rocks and it's just another mode of riding.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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I'd read the same as JM commented, need to ride some miles on pavement before venturing onto other surfaces.
 

Jm_

Turbo Monkey
Jan 14, 2002
9,624
1,978
AK
have you guys reached out to QBP on this? if it's a widespread issue they may issue a recall.
Yeah, studs ain’t cheap. We had only one small section of ice on Saturday, but the rolling resistance from the temp and snow was brutal. Thick air at -10 too.