I commute 11 miles roundtrip to work each day. I do not currently own studded tires but I am considering it. My commute is on major roads like Higgins and Talcott. I have a few questions:
1. Will studded tires help with snow or just ice?
2. Do studded tires ride okay on the road when there is no snow or ice?
3. I ride a 26" Schwinn mountain bike. What tires would you recommend for me?
4. I would rather keep a new set of wheels with the studded tires on them and then just switch my wheels in and out as weather dictates. Would a LBS have wheels for me?