i am so excited....why didnt i ever do this before?
oh, i am slipping.frdfandc said:Ditch those Small Block 8's and find something better. Those are only good for really hardpacked surfaces. Any loose over hardpack, and you'll be slipping off the trails.
Never? Moreon! At least you bought a good bike, because Kona does make good bikes.JohnHenry said:I have never ridden single track (?) until 6 days ago. I have test ridden this bike several times around town and had fun.
Last week the shop let me take it out for real ("go ahead. if you like it, i'll take some off"). I rode; it was great! I got thrown off due to a pedal strike on a big rock off a downhill turn (big fat pedals + inexperience = bouncing off the trail). Got up & rode some more.
Since you're riding rigid, get a big, fat front tire- something like the Maxxis Ardent 2.4. Go less knobby for the back (I kinda like the Crossmark if you want to stick to the Maxxis theme). Also, go tubeless. Look at the Stan's site for advice on how to do so. You can run lower pressure, which will give you more cushion and better traction.JohnHenry said:oh, i am slipping.
srsly...no idea what kind of tire to put on...it is a lot loose rock (Missouri)