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 Tire Chains Vs Tire Cables / Wire
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AcesHigh
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Chilliwack, BC
Canada

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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  1:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply to this posting
I would assume that the chains would be "luggier" (No such word) and rougher to ride on, but providing a better bite in mud and snow maybe than cable?...

But what about cable style? Does it bite in better to ice considering it doesn't have big lugs? (More surface contact with cable?)

I guess the good thing about chains is you can replace a links...
It likely wouldn't hurt to have an extra chain for a wheel in case you break a chain and you are way up on an icey mountain.

Edited by - AcesHigh on 12/23/2006 1:37 PM

eeyun
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Vancouver, BC
Canada

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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  3:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was a discussion on this no more than two months ago. Search and you will find.

Slow Dog
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Langley, BC
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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  3:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can replace cable links too. On ice both are 100x better than just a tire. The problem with breaking a link is the thwap-thwap-thwap against the wheel well/fender. Removing the broken link doesn't affect the performance much.
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AcesHigh
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Chilliwack, BC
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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  4:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Resolved:

http://clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4190&SearchTerms=tire,chains

Thanks!
I didn't look hard enough.

hikingpaul
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Van, bc
Canada

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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  4:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
does anyone have any experience with the SnowClaw? it claims to be better than chains and easier to install. more $$$ though.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672419&bmUID=1166921412225&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443278461&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true
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AcesHigh
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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  4:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow thats quite the contraption!
If you are coming down an icey road high up on a mountain, you best hope you have your canadian tire receipt in the glovebox case it doesn't work

It states:
"Durable, and provides better traction and smoother ride than chains"

Edited by - AcesHigh on 12/23/2006 4:58 PM
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darrenbell
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Penhold, Alberta
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 Posted - 12/23/2006 :  7:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hikingpaul

does anyone have any experience with the SnowClaw? it claims to be better than chains and easier to install. more $$$ though.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672419&bmUID=1166921412225&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443278461&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true



It's items like this that is why Canadian Tire is also known as Crappy Tire. If you look closely at the top of the picture(link), you can see a gap between the tire and the rubber of this gizmo. Any slack and you'll rip them apart. When shopping at Can.Tire, look at name brand stuff as a lot of other items are just gimmicks. If you are seriously looking at chains I suggest you buy the steel chain style over the cable type.
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