Originally Posted by edmorel
that bike/tires are for snow/sand only, not pavement. Kind of like driving a Mercedes G Wagon in city streets, which obviously no one does.
Sand makes sense. I am skeptical on snow.
When it comes to cars, you generally want thin tires that will cut through/displace the snow. They have a smaller area of ground contact with higher pressure.
Larger/wider tires get stuck on top of the snow, and fail to provide traction with the ground.
More pronounced notches allow for snow displacement and better traction on packed snow, but all else equal are more effective on thin tires than wide ones.