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Spikes-Spider Easy SPORT - size SPES1

RRP: £455.00
Code: SPES1-S

These are outstanding snow chains. The Easy SPORT clips onto two wheel bolt mounted studs, providing much better reliability and safety than systems that only clip to a single wheel bolt stud. It’s cheaper than the standard SPORT, and shares the same D-shaped Nirosta stainless steel links and ability to be resized by at least 220mm, with all parts available as spares, making it outstanding long term value.

If you don't like the idea of travelling around with a pre-fitted hub kit, then this Easy SPORT should be your "Best snow chains on the market"; if you don't mind the hub kit then our advice is to buy a standard SPORT.

The Spikes-Spider ‘Easy SPORT’ is a development of the SPORT; the SPORT is widely acknowledged to be the most complete snow chain system available – fastest to fit and remove, suitable for limited clearances (both behind and above the wheel), resizable, rust free, and of course with outstanding performance.

The Easy SPORT has all the same features but, instead of being attached to a pre-fitted hub plate, it's fitted to two unobtrusive fix clips. There are only 4 different sizes and, with at least 220mm of adjustability, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to take these chains from vehicle to vehicle, making them exceptional long term value. Unlike any other chain system, all Spikes-Spider parts are available as spare parts, and worn components are easily replaced.

We want to emphasise two aspects of Spikes-Spider Easy chains that really make a difference when compared to competitor chains. The first is reliability, which means safety, which is where the Spikes-Spider twin fix-clip system is really important. The weakness of all the other brands of ladder track chain is the single wheel bolt fix-clip fixing (the Swiss manufacturer of Spikes-Spider created this whole product group and patented the use of more than one fix-clip fixing point) – it stands to reason that two or more fixings are fundamentally stronger than one. The second is a relatively minor matter, but one that matters in real life usage; it's to do with user friendliness. Spikes-Spider SPORT chains are always rust free. The chain links are made from D-section Nirosta stainless steel, a stainless steel developed for use in salt water. If you’ve used any other snow chains you’ll know that, unless you are very scrupulous about washing and drying your chains after every use - which rarely happens in real life - the shiny rust proofing coating will soon be ground off by tarmac and then they always rust – so you’ll get rust on your hands and, if you're not very careful, you'll get rust on your clothes.

Product summary:

  • Swiss engineering, Swiss quality, suitable for all rims and for all vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes laden weight
  • Fits on the outside of the wheel – suitable for conventional snow chain “No fits” as well as where there is insufficient space in the wheel arch to fit conventional chains
  • Innovative fast fitting two wheel bolt fastening system for reliability
  • 4 sizes cover all wheel sizes; each size has a minimum 220mm of adjustability
  • 17mm, 19mm and 21mm fix clips are included; 22mm and 24mm fix clips are available as accessories
  • The tungsten carbide ice studs make easy work of ice, and the outward facing square edges of the D shaped chain links really grip well
  • Good for temperatures as low as -35℃
  • Supplied in a smart carrying bag, with all tools included
  • Approved by the German TÜV and Austrian ÖNORM

Summary: The Easy SPORT is not in fact quite as quick or easy to fit as the SPORT, but you don't need a pre-fitted hub plate. The Easy SPORT is cheaper than the SPORT, and for sure the Easy SPORT is a better all round chain than any of its competitors. We're so confident about Easy SPORT that we'll even exchange used Easy SPORT for any other brand of ladder track chain that we sell! (We also sell Maggi TRAK and Thule K-Summit; the usual terms of our 90 day exchange scheme will apply.)

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

This Item (Standard sized items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days

Delivery of other items

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 4 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 4 working days
Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express delivery’. Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next or second working day, but some will arrive on the second or third working day, or be split between these days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

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There are two parts to our snow chains offer this year:

(1) Clearance prices on many top branded snow chains, including RUD and Thule - an amazing opportunity for those who are quick off the mark! Thule (who are the biggest brand in the car racks market) have sold their snow chains division; the same chains are now being sold under the König brand. Thule branded chains have the same specifications as the König branded versions - all that has changed is the name on the chain and the name on the box.

(2)   Multibuy discounts - significant discounts if you buy two pairs of snow chains at the same time, or one pair of chains and one pair of AutoSock: If you do either of these things, we will discount the snow chains as follows:

  • König, Polaire and Spikes-Spider snow chains - at least 10% off!
  • INNO, Maggi, RUD and Thule snow chains - at least 20% off! Up to 30% off where we have large overstocks.

As usual, you change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.

Many customers will, for example, use snow chains on their driving wheels for Alpine use, and use AutoSock on the non-driving wheels, especially if these are the steering wheels. Also note that AutoSock work very well in very wet snow, even on slush, where snowchains are often not suitable because they can't get any grip in the snow. So having both AutoSock and snowchains makes sense from at least two different perspectives.

Snow chain recommendations

We are snow chain specialists, so we stock a large number of brands, and many different types of chain. Regular chain users usually know what they're looking for, and we hope they find it on this site, but many customers ask for further guidance about what they should buy. So here goes:

(1) Please use the filters on the previous page to narrow your choice, and also check out the Basic snow chain information links at the top of the previous page. Note that this year we are aiming to clear our overstocks, offering premium brand chains, including Thule and RUD, at massive discounts, with some at less than cost price. There’s a Clearance filter – it’s worth a look!

(2) The big differences between the European branded chains and most of the Chinese chains are (a) steel quality and (b) attention to manufacturing details. There is a market for cheaper chains than the ones we offer, but it’s not a market we want to be in, especially as the price differences between questionable and good are often only about £20.

(3) These are our recommendations for different types of snow chain, based on many years’ experience of testing and using chains:

Chains for cars / small vans

  • Traditional basic chains: Look for Thule CB series chains being sold off cheap. They have the same specifications as the latest König version, just a different brand name, so this is a great opportunity to grab a bargain. (Thule have sold their snow chains business to König.) Otherwise, the Polaire XP9 (cars) are good value at under £50.
  • Traditional self-tensioning chains: Thule CG-9, Thule CL-10, Thule CS-10 if available - see above. If they've sold out, choose the RUD easy2go, because easy2go are strong, well made, and the bungee type of self-tensioning system is the most reliable. If these are also sold out, the König CG-9 chains really are good, with a clever self-tensioning system.

Chains for SUVs / heavy 4x4s / medium and large vans

  • Traditional basic chains: Check Clearance for Thule XB-16, Maggi RAPID-MATIC V5, RUD Grip V. If sold out, then without hesitation we recommend the Polaire XP16 – a really well specified chain at an excellent price, with innovative packaging.
  • Traditional self-tensioning chains: Thule XG-Pro, or the König XG-Pro if the Thule are not listed.
  • Ladder track chains / front-fixing chains: look at both the Polaire GRIP and the Spikes-Spider systems. The GRIP has many unique features, most obviously their polyurethane tread which allows them to be driven (at low speed) on tarmac - customers who are basically dressed for office work will really appreciate this. The Spikes-Spider SPORT (vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes) are the fastest to fit and remove, and can be resized. Both models are ideal for quick and easy fitting to vehicles which don’t have enough space in the wheel arch to get your hands in to fit traditional chains. The Polaire GRIP are at the leading edge of snow chain design; they’re outstanding.

    Drivers of very heavy 4x4s and large vans should check out the equally fast-fitting Spikes-Spider ALPINE Pro, choice (for example) of many emergency services in Germany and Switzerland, effectively turning tyres into tracks.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Core components:
Spikes-Spiders: £379.95 (rrp. £455.00)
Fix clips - larger sizes: £24.95 (rrp. )
Fix clips - larger sizes: £34.95 (rrp. )
Core components:
Useful tips - SPORT: £0.10 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £44.95 (rrp. £50.00)
Winter driving stuff: £7.50 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £9.95 (rrp. )
Safety stuff: £14.95 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £2.95 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £3.95 (rrp. )
Safety stuff: £17.95 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £4.95 (rrp. )
Safety accessories: £2.50 (rrp. )
Safety accessories: £1.50 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £2.95 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £3.95 (rrp. )
Winter driving stuff: £7.50 (rrp. )
Safety accessories: £6.25 (rrp. )
Safety stuff: £24.95 (rrp. £28.00)
Safety stuff: £24.95 (rrp. £28.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £379.95
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