Perhaps the most common question I was asked by friends and spectators this year was, “... which tires are you going to run on this course?” I created a Kenda MTB Tire Guide for my 2018 XC race season, based on those conversations. This is a brief guide, set up as a quick reference but there is plenty of additional information available on the Kenda site- which is also linked to each tire summary.
There’s a lot to be said for improvements and progress; sometimes they occur gradually, and other times they catch us completely by surprise. As September draws to a close, it feels appropriate to reflect on the different forms of incredible progress made over the course of the 2018 season. It’s been an incredible adventure- one where I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by the very best people, support, equipment and companies. For the purposes of this blog, let’s focus on the amazing things I’ve seen from KS Suspension and the Lev Ci Dropper Post this season.
The world is a chaotic place, and
I find it easier and easier to feel lost in it, as time f l o a t s by.
One of the few things to e r a s e my sense of displacement is the bike.
Two wheels rumbling along on the unbeaten path is my freedom.
This freedom comes with it's own responsibilities;
And therein lies the secret beauty of it all.
We gladly accept the burdens of our own selection;
They give our hearts purpose,
Threatening to make us whole.