Best Fat Bike Studded Tires

Riding your fat bike in snowy trails is one of best ways to enjoy the winter, but very often you will run into ice slippery enough that your wide tires still won’t get any traction. Most people will point at the 45NRTH Dillinger tires but they are not the only option.

Here we collected a list of the best fat bike studded tires available in the market for the 2016-2017 season.

45NRTH Dillinger 5


45NRTH is already know to build some of the best gear for winter biking and the D5s are no exception. The D5s come in two different models: 33TPI and 120TPI.

Dillinger 5 Studded goes for around $250 per tire and weight around 1535 grams (or 3.3 pounds)


  • 120 TPI
  • 26″
  • 4.8″ wide
  • 258 studs
  • ~1535g per tire

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Vee ShowshoeXL/2XL


These tires are not as known as the 45NRTH but can perform just as well. You can find them for around $200 and they weight around 1400 grams. This makes them a more budget friendly option to the 45NRTH ones.


  • 120 TPI
  • 26″
  • 4.7″ wide
  • ~1400 per studded tire
  • 240 aluminum studs

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With 224 XL Concave studs in this 4.6″ wide tire, you can aggressively take snow packed and icy trails.


  • 26″
  • 4.6 wide
  • 120 TPI
  • 224 XL Concave Studs

Sells for around $250.

Bring your own tires

Another very popular option for studded tires is to install studs yourself. Grip Studs have become the most popular choice where you can get 150 studs for about $147. Roughly a dollar per stud.

Buy bike studs online: Grip studs

In Conclusion

So what are the best fat bike studded tires? Well, it depends on the conditions. Some 3.8″ fat bike tires will be enough if you are just riding over packed snow, but if you are riding over icy patches and maybe during melting season where ice forms overnight, a set 4.6-4.8″ studded tires will be necessary.