Fat bikes are great for riding on all surfaces but inevitably when it snows some ice can form on your local trails. While most fat bike tires offer great traction on snow and some ice there are times when you need a bit more grip than a typical rubber fat bike tire can provide.
Studded fat bike tires like these beauties from Terrene are a must have for icy trails and lake/stream crossings in the winter. There's nothing worse than enjoying a fat bike ride only to find yourself upside down after a quick fall on some ice you didn't see. Studded tires keep you rolling on any surface and these tires from Terrene are a great affordable option to keep you upright and confident on any ride.
For some, boundaries are simply starting points. When convention becomes routine, there is a tire that will allow you to go beyond.
Wazia is our all-season, all-surface, go anywhere tire. From winter ice and snow to sandy beaches, and all of the trails in between. Wazia is fully studdable and available in Light, Tough, and studded versions in both 26×4.0 and 26×4.6.
Wazia. Ready to Ride.
Bead: Aramid (folding)
Tubeless Ready: Yes
Rim Width: 65-1110mm
Studs: TripleTraction Tungsten Carbide – 154 Count
26x4.0" ~ 1500g
26x4.6" ~ 1673g
First of all, these are some of the easiest tires to set up tubeless (no monkeying about with mounting one bead, waiting overnight with a tube in, etc). I took them out of the box and they mounted perfectly. We've had horrendous weather with days of rain followed by single digit temperatures. I also live near a river that had flooded the trails and then turned to solid ice. Fat biking is not fast, but it's fun. Well, with the icy conditions, it ****** all the fun out of riding so I finally decided to pull the trigger on these studded tires. I'm glad I did as these things grip everything. I wouldn't race with them, but I've been having a blast riding in the worst of conditions.
We have had an especially icy winter this year where I ride and I was due for some new tires. These Terrene Wazia 4.6 studded tires have been great! On ice, they are stable and I haven’t spun out or wiped out once since I put them on. On ungroomed snow, they work way better than my old tires Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8. On groomed hard pack they are pure joy. I might also buy an unstudded pair for the dirt.
Rode just over 7 miles today on nothing but hard packed snow and gice and I loved the way the tires performed. These are the first studded tires I’ve purchased and so far I’m very happy with them. The studs stick out a little more than others I’d looked and I’m happy I went with them.
I got my fat bike over the summer and have been riding 29+ wheels on my local trails all year. Now that the snow has fallen I put on the 26" wheels and have been enjoying our early season snow but we finally had our first freeze/thaw and after a recent ride I decided it was time for some studs. I picked up the Wazia studded for their size and price and haven't looked back. They roll great, are very grippy on ice and are a game changer in my opinion in terms of getting around on the trails I ride. They're a bit heavy and there's not a lot of info on the web yet about them but I'm glad I picked them up.