As the days turn shorter and the ground frozen, the thought of laying first tracks in fresh snow with my fat bike starts to dominate my days. Although we have yet to get snow that sticks this year, my fat bike is making it's transition from Summer trail bike to a purpose built snow machine. This means pulling off my 29+ wheels and converting back to fat, and as I've done for the past three season those wheels are finished off with studded tires.
Fat bike tires were dominated by Surly early on, and while the heavy bite of Knard used to do the trick more Winter riding options and safe riding at speed really became possible with the introduction of studded fat bike tires from Minnesota based 45Nrth. I was a convert when I rode my first set of Escalators and haven't looked back. While non-studded fat bike tire options have grown, the choices for studded tires have really been limited to 45Nrth Dillinger tires. That is until Terrene [te-reen, tuh-, ter-een] entered the scene with their Wazia line of studded fat bike tire.