Yep- dropper post and big, fat, worn out, tubeless tires
I second MK's idea of climbing UP Porc from 128. Just keep climbing till the snow gets too deep then turn around. Best of both worlds.MK_ said:Make sure your tires aren't too bald as there's sand (and likely mud right now) there. Take advantage of the off season and ride Porcupine Rim from the bottom; it's a super fun climb! Continental Black Chili compound has proven to hold up really good to the Moab "sandpaper" rocks.
I am considering ditching the elixers as I have been looking for an excuse.mtbmitch2 said:start out the trip with lots of brake pad material
I liked my Ardent on the front in Moab last fall
Not the best choice IMO. Those big sharp knobs can get pretty squirmy on rock faces (especially on the non-Black Chili 29" version), and they don't have near the volume that their nominal size would suggest. The sidewalls are "okay", otherwise they don't have much at all going for them as a Moab tire.joshuagore said:I went with Conti Mountain Kings. I may pickup an ardent for up front depending on if I can find it in time.