Studded fat bike tires are a must if you plan on riding all winter and the Vee Snowshoe is a great option for someone looking for a wide studded fat bike tire that won't (completely) break the bank.
Vee is based in Thailand where if there is fat biking it's done on the beach. With that said, they sure know a thing or two about fat bike tires for snow. They were one of the first factories that actually got behind fat bike tires and they've really expanded their offering over the years. The Snowshoe is a great addition to their offering.
The Snowshoe XL is an all season Fat Bike tire designed for mountain riding on any terrain including sand, rocks, mud, and snow.
Deduct one star for rolling resistance. They’re a good tire, not a fast tire. Again, I was really glad to have them when the trails were a skating rink. For lake or creek riding, these are the business.
Last winter, if you didn’t have studs you weren’t riding. It was glare ice everywhere. First, as a Snowshoe, they float and they grip. It was hard to find good conditions to evaluate them, but they got me around at about 6psi on a groomed trail. On ice, you’ll hear the studs tapping. Push too hard and they will slip, but with patience and poise you’ll get around. There were certainly climbs where they made all the difference. Would I buy them again? I’d like to see what’s up with Terrene- but push come to shove, they’re a quality tire that will get you there.