HowTo: Snow-Proof Your Bike Tires For Dirt Cheap

Snow-Proof Your Bike Tires For Dirt Cheap

For the low cost of a bag of zip ties, you can easily survive any Snowpocalypses this winter by blizzard-proofing your bicycle tires. Says the MacGyver behind the ingenious hack, Fritz Rice of the Dutch Bike Co.:

"It's quick, it's cheap, and yes, it looks completely ludicrous. BUT. It works. It works beautifully.

HowTo: Snow-Proof Your Bike Tires For Dirt Cheap

I can accelerate, brake, and corner with aplomb, even on the vile snowpack/sheet ice mix the plows leave in the bike lanes. The zip ties dig nicely into the hardest packed surfaces, but they're thin enough not to bounce the bike around at low speed or on short pavement sections."

HowTo: Snow-Proof Your Bike Tires For Dirt Cheap

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This is cool, I would love to see it in action. I am living in snowy weather for the first time, and was just wondering what bike riders do in the snow. Maybe with black zip ties it wouldn't look so ridiculous...

but this only works if you have disk braks

good point

not really, if you put the zip ties around the tube and tire, between the hub then it might work

oh i guess so yea it wouldnt work for mine

If only it worked for a car, cant afford snow tires XD

cool but it might take a long time to set up and it wudnt really help when you corner only when you accelarate and decelerate

Maybe put them on the front tires only for better stirring and leave the back tires free for braking...

or "drifting" :-)

Some online stores offer an affordable tire for snows. Check with offroad tires direct

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