How do they do in regular winter conditions below freezing? My next set to replace my Patagonias I really want a 3 peak snow rated tire but would prefer to have a more aggressive tread block. I know there will be compromises in the winter w/ such a tire but if I can safely get around in light snow at colder temps I would go that route. The Pats in the wet & the cold aren't ideal for sure, and I think you're well aware of those shortcomings since you've ran them too.Just broke 40,000 miles on the STT Pros yesterday. I believe that I will get at least 55,000 out of them. I have abused them. I have been thinking of posting a long term review about the tires.
If the STTs do well in the cold w/ that extended mileage you've been getting they will be in my cart for sure! Might cost 30% more than the Pats but last 2x as long and are a much better off road performer, seems like a no-brainer!