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CTY 1.3 studded tires?

Is it easy to change tires on a CTY 1.3 or does the belt drive make that harder? I’d like to use studded tires in winter.

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Hey @Mark2!

Great question! The CTY 1.3 will make an AWESOME winter bike- especially because of the Gates belt drive- low maintenance, no mess, and no chain/derailleur to get clogged with ice and grime. Removing the rear wheel on this bike is a breeze- once the wheel is out of the frame, the drive belt will slip off the internal hub cog even more easily than a chain does. 

Stop by your local REI Co-op- we'll be happy to walk you through the super-quick steps to removing/reinstalling a belt drive wheel as well as answer any other questions you might have!

Thanks for the great question!


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