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Tires with steel or carbide studs are used by bicycle enthusiasts interested in riding year-round regardless of the weather. The studs are intended to improve traction on slippery ice and snow.

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Steamboat residents pedal through snowy commutes

Chris Tamucci is pretty sure he has it easy. He rode his bike to work most days in a 400-plus-inch winter, and he says it was less work than trying to shovel that amount of powder out of a driveway.


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