Even though most of the ice and snow is gone from Minneapolis, it looks like 45NRTH is already preparing for next winter. With more riders taking to studded tires as their all purpose winter treads, the actual tire studs are getting a bit more attention. As a result, 45NRTH is teasing their new XL stud. Built with a cupped, concave tip the stud looks like it would offer insane levels of grip no matter what the surface. Specifically, 45NRTH claims there is 86% more grip edge than a standard stud.
Offering a further tease at things to come, 45NRTH says they will come standard on a brand new tire this fall. The studs will also be available this fall in packs of 25 or 100 for $15 or $40 and will fit all 45NRTH studdable tires and will use the same stud tool.