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    Which tires should I bring to Park City

    I am headed to Park City next week for a few days of R and R. Wondering what tires work best. I ride cross country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack Calhoun
    I am headed to Park City next week for a few days of R and R. Wondering what tires work best. I ride cross country.

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    Definitely round ones. I've found they work the best on the majority of trails up there unless you're riding a fixed gear or 29'er. Then you'll want square ones for traction.


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    Trails are smoooth, could ride these if ya wanted -


    But my personal favorite in PC is a Schwalbe Nobby Nic in 2.4. Fatish tires with short but widely space knobs work well. Closely spaced nobs like small block 8's kinda suck on our ball bearing gravel that appears this time of year.

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    Lots of tires work great in PC, lower slopes are dusty but most of the XC trails are loamy pine needles. I think a road bike tire would get reasonable traction up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    Definitely round ones. I've found they work the best on the majority of trails up there unless you're riding a fixed gear or 29'er. Then you'll want square ones for traction.

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    Next time I go to PC I am riding one of these!

    I think I may need a bit more rubber, but heck I think I will give it a try!
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    Duude, you need race compound rubba if you want to hang in PC. My favorite ride for shredding Johns -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    Duude, you need race compound rubba if you want to hang in PC. My favorite ride for shredding Johns -
    Is that the Red Robin Cola and Fries Caddy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooddude
    I think I may need a bit more rubber, but heck I think I will give it a try!
    mooddude, I actually rented one of those from Contender earlier this year and used it on the Bobsled when it resembled a smaller version of the Snake River rather than an actual mountain bike trail. It did ok, but I could have used bigger canoes. The smaller ones were great for climbing, but I felt I lost a lot of traction on the DH. I guess that's what I get for renting something from a roadie shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    Duude, you need race compound rubba if you want to hang in PC. My favorite ride for shredding Johns -
    The wheelbase on that stool looks a little too long for John's trail. Do they have one with shorter chainstays?

    P.s. There is almost nothing I can think of that would make john's trail fun, except for maybe a lot of booze and a lawnchair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. welcorn
    P.s. There is almost nothing I can think of that would make john's trail fun, except for maybe a lot of booze and a lawnchair.
    John's is more of an acquired taste among skilled riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    John's is more of an acquired taste among skilled riders.
    Awe SNAP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    John's is more of an acquired taste among skilled riders.
    Yeah that pretty much rules me out then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. welcorn
    The wheelbase on that stool looks a little too long for John's trail. Do they have one with shorter chainstays?

    P.s. There is almost nothing I can think of that would make john's trail fun, except for maybe a lot of booze and a lawnchair.
    It really is a shame the M-Uni's (Mountain Unicycle) never took off. I'm all in favor for closing everything down and starting from scratch. One could just go nuts running the trail through aspens spaced no wider than a small child's hips, 2000 flat or off camber switchbacks within the space of a mile and zero berms.

    Pretty much heaven.

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    bump

    Might as well put this one back at the top. It's getting to be that time of year again.


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    When I ride in Park Sh*tty, I love rolling these. That's me in the center, with my hot mom holding my foot. For some reason those other hillbillys had to roll with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooddude
    When I ride in Park Sh*tty, I love rolling these. That's me in the center, with my hot mom holding my foot. For some reason those other hillbillys had to roll with me.
    That's pretty All-Mountain.

    Your mom that is, not the tire.

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