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    Best tires for Turkey Mountain?

    I travel to Tulsa for work. I am going to start bring my bike with me and want to know what tires work best at turkey mountain's trails?

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    I currently use WTB Exiwolf in back and a Serfas Burner in front on a 26". Also ran velociraptors front and back. I live close enough that I ride a couple of miles of bike path to the trail instead of hauling my bike to the trailhead, so I tend to stick with fairly inexpensive tires as the pavement wears them down quickly (non-race tires). The only issues I've really ran into at Turkey is when we have a really wet period and the exposed roots on the trail get slimy and slippery. In that case I find the softer the rubber the more control I have when encountering a wet root on a climb (harder rubber tended to spin out).

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    Have had good time with Ground Controls/GX Saguaros/Maxxis Ignitors.

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    i run a racing ralph in back and a knobby nick in front, also have an old set of bonty jones xr that i like in the summer. I don't ride when it's muddy
    wherever you go, there you are

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    I've been having a lot of fun out there on Maxxis Ardent 2.4s.

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    I ride a mix of Oklahoma and Arkansas trails. On my hardtail 29er I ran an ardent rear and rampage front, and was very happy with them. I switched to a FS 29er and now run ignitor front and ikon rear.

    The smaller knobs on the ikon seem to do better on rocks and roots than some of the more aggressive tires i've ran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rojogonzo View Post
    i run a racing ralph in back and a knobby nick in front, also have an old set of bonty jones xr that i like in the summer. I don't ride when it's muddy
    +1 on this setup, I've been running this on my Yeti for over a year and I'm really happy w/it. I've tried tons of setups over 10+ years and this combo works great from a traction/rolling resistance standpoint.
    Calvin

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    Questions to Tulsa riders.

    - Do you think Turkey Mtn will be in rideable condition on Saturday? The weather channel website says you had some thunder storms rolling through yesterday.

    - Are there a lot of mosquitoes and other bugs this time of the year at Turkey Mtn? I really hate bug repellant so I don't want to use it if I didn't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Questions to Tulsa riders.

    - Do you think Turkey Mtn will be in rideable condition on Saturday? The weather channel website says you had some thunder storms rolling through yesterday.

    - Are there a lot of mosquitoes and other bugs this time of the year at Turkey Mtn? I really hate bug repellant so I don't want to use it if I didn't have to.
    probably later Saturday it will be ok in most spots - we had a good chunk of rain wed/thur, but it'll be high 50s/low 60s today and 70's tomorrow so it should dry a bit.

    but if it is muddy - don't be one of those people

    and bugs won't be too bad right now at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrok View Post
    but if it is muddy - don't be one of those people
    I don't like riding in mud (I'm from Kaliphornia), so not to worry.

    Thanks!

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    Specialized Captain Control. Work Great! You will need Armadillo

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    What part of Commiefornia are you from?
    No bug Repellant lol you are a Commifornian
    Time is an illusion,
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    ^I live in a little town between Bakersfield and Fresno. Believe it or not, peep in southern central valley aren't quite as commie-leaning as folks in big coastal cities, and we love our guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    ^I live in a little town between Bakersfield and Fresno. Believe it or not, peep in southern central valley aren't quite as commie-leaning as folks in big coastal cities, and we love our guns
    Yes thankfully, there are some red counties still in CA.
    Do you have a Toyota 4x4 perhaps? (Fresno, Marlin Crawler country)
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    No Toyota, but I know where Merlin Crawler is located. A friend used to have a dyno shop right around the corner.

    I had a Jeep MJ about 10 years ago when I lived in WA. Haven't had a 4x4 since then. Hopefully I can get back into wheeling sometime.


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    That was a sweet ride, Thats one of the few jeep styles I would own.

    Dont want to hijack the thread.
    If you see a guy on a orange 1x9 motobecane 29er with Specialized Captain Control Armadillos, that will be me.
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    Thanks. I'll keep that in mind when I swing by Turkey Mtn again. I drive a semi truck for living, and I happened to have a weekend off in Tulsa when I posted my questions.

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