Fed up with crashing on ice? What you need is spikes – and lots of them!

Take a mountain bike tyre, add 361 metal spikes and what do you get? The Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro, and unbelievable traction in snow and ice! Enough, in fact, to pedal up a frozen stream, as Matt Page demonstrates in this video. It’s the full-speed downhill blasting that appeals to us, though!

Source: Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro Testing from Matt Page

Those spikes might not look like much but they saved Matt from many an icy wipeout! Picture by Robert Thomson, Flickr.com

Those spikes might not look like much but they saved Matt from many an icy wipeout! Picture by Robert Thomson

Rider: Matt Page
Location: Cwm Rhaeadr, Llyn Brianne and the Black Mountains, Wales
Bike: 
Felt Edict
Filmer: 
Self-filmed
Music: 
Zedd – Stache