I'm curious is it possible to make a tyre that will fit perfectly on snowy/icy road. So I found studded tyres. Now, my question is - Is it possible to make studded tyre that will have good grip on snowy/icy road/sidewalk and use same tyre for dry road/sidewalk? Reason I want tyre with those specs is because I ride a bike in winter from house to work. Because it's too cold outside, I can't hold with traffic so I ride on sidewalk. Some sidewalks are clear, but there is ice or "compressed" snow on certain parts. Without a studded tyre it's not possible to brake or change direction. Where I should put screws in tyre? In middle or at sides of tyre?
Studded tires are perfectly usable on dry tarmac. They are noisy, have more resistance for rolling, can be damaged during hard braking and may be slippery on metal surfaces like rails. Hence using them all the year round is not attractive. But it is not so that with them you are bound to snow and ice only.