Jackboy
Used Cannonball Terravails 38 in the past.

Should I get 42's? Or consider another tire?

NO FLATS when I ran the 38s at DK 200 in '16
Cmj
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Barrettscv
If it ain't broke...
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Zurichman
Barrettscv wrote:
If it ain't broke...


+1


Zman
If it was easy it wouldn't be a memory. You just hope you don't have all your memories in the same ride. been there dun that Zman
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Jackboy
Thanks for the feedback,so 38 or 42 Terravails?
Cmj
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Zurichman
I guess it depends if you are racing or just want bullet proof tires. I have only done the flint in Marysville Kansas at the Pony Express. I was running 40 Kenda Flintridge Pro. I would guess that the 42's would be more bullet proof. Good luck on your ride.

Zman 
If it was easy it wouldn't be a memory. You just hope you don't have all your memories in the same ride. been there dun that Zman
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kriskexplorer
I ran terravail 38’s 2016 and gravelking sk 38’s 2017 and will again this year. 2015 and earlier 35’s but can remember what they were. Only two flats but not due to conditions but something with the rim tape and the tube in 2014. Don’t overthink the tires. Just use what you like and works for you.
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bwepps
I rode the DK200 last year with the 700x40 (43) Panaracer Gravel Kings.  Some of the flint rock out there is really scary and I'm not sure that personally I'd like (prefer) to run anything smaller.  That's purely a comfort preference.  I experienced zero flats as did my buddy running Compass Barlow Pass slicks!  O.o

IMHO "most" folks that get flats are usually making two mistakes:
  • NOT running tubeless
  • Running too high of a tire pressure
Also, I look at the DK200 as a last minute tire choice kinda ride.  In 2017 it was dry and fast, but there's no guarantee.  Hope you don't get the mudfest of 2015.
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Jackboy
bwepps wrote:
I rode the DK200 last year with the 700x40 (43) Panaracer Gravel Kings.  Some of the flint rock out there is really scary and I'm not sure that personally I'd like (prefer) to run anything smaller.  That's purely a comfort preference.  I experienced zero flats as did my buddy running Compass Barlow Pass slicks!  O.o

IMHO "most" folks that get flats are usually making two mistakes:
  • NOT running tubeless
  • Running too high of a tire pressure
Also, I look at the DK200 as a last minute tire choice kinda ride.  In 2017 it was dry and fast, but there's no guarantee.  Hope you don't get the mudfest of 2015.
Cmj
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Jackboy
Thanks for all the feedback on this.Decided on Terravail '42s
Cmj
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