Sunday, February 15, 2015
I already have identified the tire I am going to use at the Dirty Kanza 200 this year, and I know from my past observations and experiences that a bigger volume tire that is tough is going to be a better choice than some tires that are lightweight and have supple casings. Flint will shred a tire like that, and my past DK 200 attempts were all done on 2.0+ sized 29"er tires, and I had but one flat in three attempts. Back in the day, there weren't many good 40-ish millimeter sized tires to choose from unless you went with the favorite of many in those days- the Schwalbe Marathon series tires.
But I am sure you don't really care about the past, and you want to know what I am using, so here you go. I will be riding a set of WTB Nano 40 TCS tires on WTB Frequency i23 rims tubeless. Well, that's the plan. I have a few months to dial it all in and make sure it works for me. So far, that is the only equipment choice I have dialed in with any surety. Everything else is still on the table. The bike choice included. The Vaya shown is certainly in the running for the steed I might be seen on in Kansas. We'll see, but I am holding out for a couple of other possibilities here.
Well, I hope to have more actual training reporting to share, but for now I have only just bumped the needle off of zero. There's a long, long way to go.