I use the 1-1/4" Kold Kutter's in a Kenda and IRC...Amazing grip on frozen lakes, really rail especially when no or little snow present. When I get to be a better rider, I'll move to a more knobby Motoz to loosen the back end up more. My 500 set up. I don't winter trail ride, just on water.Let's talk Sno & Ice studs.. What works ?
- Dirt Bike (500cc and less)
- ADV (T700, 790R, Tiger 800, etc)
Have the same OKU gun and few bags of studs but still I buy my tires as newer have time to make my own..Mitas (Trelleborg) still makes "winter friction" tires which have added silica in the mixture. They stay elastic in the cold. Normal tires with added studs usually start to disintegrate when it's cold enough.
The winter friction models also have markings in the mold (small indents in each knob) which help when drilling the holes for the studs.
The car tire studding is all fully automated nowadays but AFAIK all studded enduro and motocross tires are still made with semi-automated machines or manual stud guns. Also the holes need to be drilled manually.
Studs with hard metal peak:
With those you get tires which will last a long time.