At about $ 12.50 per tire compared to $70-100.00 for carbide. Plus the fact I am using Kenda 700x38 at pich flat pressure used tires so if I get one season I am not worried.

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Sam Haraldson <> wrote:
> Stainless Steel Studded tires designed by me @ $ 0.25 per stud installed in
> existing tire.


Thanks for your chiming in on this issue.  I typically recommend
against the use of steel studs unless a rider knows they will be
riding solely on ice/snow.  I've personally found that unless a
studded tire has carbide studs they will wear out in as little as one
season.  What are other people's experience with the longevity of
steel vs. carbide?

- Sam

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