Growing up in Buffalo, NY I’ve heard lots of good excuses against commuting, or riding at all, in the winter months — and despite best laid plans to run, ski, or hit the gym, bikes collect dust, spare tires get bigger, it isn’t pretty. Bike Spikes, however, show a lot of promise to head off those excuses by turning your tragically average steed into a studly snow bike. Bike spikes are comprised of six flexible, studded plates connected by a wire that tightens them down on your existing tire, like modern snow chains which can be installed or removed in a matter of minutes by an experienced user. While there isn’t much information out there yet, the pictures and video look pretty promising.
More photos after the break.
The wire connecting the studded plates allows you to tension Bike Spikes properly to your tire and to fold up the unit for easy storage.
Bike Spikes look cool and add visibility.