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Nokian
Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire

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Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire

The Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26" x 50mm Mountain Tire features 160 steel studs and skinwall OLC structure with 61 ShA Carbon Silica tread for all-around use and extreme conditions.

Mount & Ground W160

  • Skinwall OLC structure with 61 ShA Carbon Silica tread for all-around use and extreme conditions
  • 160 steel studs
  • It is not uncommon to lose 5-10 studs during normal use due to friction. This does not affect performance and is not considered a defect for warranty claims.
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Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire

asked by: A Visitor
have you got 28'' size?
answered by: t.young
No, just 26.
asked by: A Visitor
Can you tell me whether these tires will fit on Araya RM 20 rims?
answered by: canteau
The Araya RM-20 was available in several ISO diameters. If the ones you have are ISO 559 then they will work just fine.
asked by: A Visitor
What is the correct direction to mount these tires?
answered by: cmcmann
Mount these with the "V" pointing forward.
asked by: A Visitor
Are these studs replaceable?
answered by: cmcmann
Yes, in fact Nokian studs are great replacements for the studs in other brands of studded tires as well.
asked by: A Visitor
Do you mount rear tire in opposite direction for better traction?
answered by: anonymous
V-shaped tread lugs are modeled after those on the drive wheels of farm tractors. The purpose of the V is to drive mud OUT of the tire when the tire is slipping and the contact patch of the tire is moving in relationship to the mud surface. This gives more traction than allowing the mud to build up in the tread, as rubber against mud provides more friction than mud against mud. A similar effect can be gained on snow, which is why some people mount the front tire with the V facing the back of the bike, since the front tire contact patch would only be moving in respect to the snowy (or muddy) ground while braking.
answered by: smulder
Though I've seen people do that with non-studded tires it really should not be necessary as the studs of the tire should provide ample traction by really digging in and cutting the frozen layers. Should you be in muddy situations I can see that being something at least to try.
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Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire

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Traction (12)
Stick Like Glue (4)
Tire Volume (2)
Fast (1)
Cornering (1)
DISLIKES
Weight (3)
Rolling Resistance (1)
WORKS FOR
Snow (10)
Ice (10)
City Streets (6)
Dry Conditions (3)
Urban Jungle (3)
Loose Terrain (1)
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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
These are amazing, about as good as it gets for studded tires. My kids ride 2.5 miles each way to/from school year round in Michigan and I've put these on both 26" and 700c wheels. The studs are high quality carbide tips, and after 2 full seasons (December to April) on the bikes the studs show only nominal wear and the tires hold up really well. Be sure to dose the tires well with baby powder before mounting as they tend to be a very tight fit and the powder helps pop them on and off the rims.

If you're going to hit the streets in icy conditions, don't put a price on your safety. Go with the Nokian Mount & Ground.

Summed up: Can't be beat for icy conditions.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction

Works For: City Streets, Snow, Ice

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
We've used these for additional grip on packed snow, it certainly adds security at an acceptable price point. Just as the other reviewer mentioned, use baby powder on these because they are a TIGHT fit on rims but nothing you can't overcome with patience.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
Everything you've read in previous reviews is accurate: these are GREAT all-around winter tires at a GREAT price. I'm running a set of 26x1.9's on a 'mixtie' commuter bike, and I gotta say I feel way more confident cruising on ice and hard-packed snow during this especially brutal 'polar vortex' Midwest winter. They don't win a prize for weight, but that high-speed click from the studs traversing ice is a very reassuring sound. Buy these for commuting and winter gravel road grinding. You won't be disappointed.

Summed up: Buy these for commuting and winter gravel road grinding. You won't be disappointed.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction, Stick Like Glue

Dislikes: Weight, Rolling Resistance

Works For: Ice, City Streets

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
I have only used these a few times so far but the 1st ride was right after a snow storm (couple of inches) and these tires worked fantastic. No spin at all even on hard packed snow, as long as I stayed on the saddle. I think these are well worth the money after having gone down once or twice on black ice. Just like the car tires, Nokia's rubber compounds seem to grip far better than conventional mtb tires. I don't know if it is because the rims are so old on my 17 year old Diamondback (slight changes in tire/rim sizing over the years maybe??) but they slipped on with no problems at all and no baby powder required.

Summed up: Love them so far and if I can get a season or two out of them I will be buying more.
Thanks Tree Bikes.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction, Stick Like Glue

Works For: Ice, Snow, Dry Conditions

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
Very nice tire, 1st world (Finland) made, for a Chinese price! Way to go!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction

Works For: Snow, Ice

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
I bought these to deal with periods of ice and snow in my city. This winter was mild so I did not get a chance to really test them. My plan is to install and remove them as required. I would not leave them on for any longer than is required because they steer very heavily which is only a problem when there is no ice or snow. I've been shopping for studded tires for several years and the TFB price made me get a set for my wife and me.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Works For: Urban Jungle

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
This winter is my first time to use studded tires. I never imagined that I could ride on snow! Fresh fluffy snow, half-melted snow, wet & heavy snow and thin ice; I did not have any problem.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction

Works For: Snow, City Streets

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
After 20 in. of snow and battling the flu i finally have had a chance to ride these tires.work great as an around town,light off road winter tire.messed around on a frozen pond next to my local bike path, so i could get a feel for them on solid ice.when you crank the bike over fairly hard, they grip pretty good,and when they do let go, its a gradual controllable rear wheel drift type of feeling.I,ve got to admit, traction far exceeds my skill level,until i get more time on them

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction, Cornering, Tire Volume

Works For: Ice, Snow, City Streets, Urban Jungle

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
A friend of mine gave me a pair of these many years ago. He had used them for at least one season but they looked new. I have used them for snowy commuting for 4 seasons now and they're still in great shape. I feel more confident riding with these than I do walking on the snow or ice. I only looked these tires up as a friend asked for a recommendation. I have them on my crummy mtn. bike that I only use for crummy weather commuting. Many times this means 90% or more of my commute is dry asphalt but I take it for the snow and icy parts. I am amazed at how well they have held up. I may never have to buy another pair!

Summed up: A tire that seems to live forever and grip that inspires confidence on the slipperiest ice.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction, Stick Like Glue

Works For: Snow, Ice

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
I just bought a second pair of these for my wife's commuter. I've used my set for 2 years now in the winter and they still look and ride like new. This tire has decent rolling resistance for a studded tire. The studs are enough to keep you upright on slippery roads. As a snow tire it is mixed.

Soft snow over a soft base: Poor
1-4" Powder over a hard base: Good
Medium Hardpack: OK
Frozen Hardpack: Good
Slushy roads: Mixed
Ice (Roads): Good
Ice (off-camber trails) Fair, not enough studs

Summed up: Great decent rolling commuter tire for icy conditions.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction, Stick Like Glue

Dislikes: Weight

Works For: Ice, Dry Conditions, Snow

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
If you had to choose one tire to cover all winter commuter riding, the Mount & Ground is it. Decent on pavement, secure on ice & escaping ruts, good with just about any snow type that's rideable. They dig - don't expect any float. Surprisingly good on packed trails too. Wish they made them in a slightly wider 29er size. Good product.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction

Works For: Snow, Ice

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
My daughter attends school in Snow Country and she rides her bike every day on campus. I put a pair of these on her bike and she recently reported, "1" of ice 4" of snow -- no problem". I rode the 30 mile break-in for these tires, and I was amazed at how good the ice traction is for a "commuter" tire. Highly recommended!

Summed up: Stick to ice better than a tongue to a steel pole in "Christmas Story"!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction

Works For: Snow, Ice, City Streets, Urban Jungle

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
Magic! Got ice covered hills to climb? These are the ticket. I can climb out of the saddle on 15 percent grades with very little slipping. Simply magical.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

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Review of the Nokian Mount & Ground W160 26 x 1.9 Studded Tire:
You don't even notice when riding over ice.

Bought this after almost breaking my arm last winter because of ice in the pavement.
This tires have excellent traction for winters in the city, may not work great with huge piles of snow but in the city I live in, bike pads are plowed relatively often.

My only but is the huge weight they add to my already heavy bike, although this helped me train with my strength and speed.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Traction, Tire Volume, Fast

Dislikes: Weight

Works For: Snow, Ice, City Streets, Dry Conditions, Loose Terrain

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