Northeast - Great Allegheny Passage
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09-14-09, 02:34 PM
A few years ago I rode the C&O Canal Towpath and used 26 x 1.25 in. tires. I would consider that the bare minimum for that trail. I am now interested in riding the GAP from Cumberland to Pittsburgh and am considering doing it on a tandem with 700C x 28 mm tires. The alternative is using our commuters with 26 x 1.5 in. tires. I've heard that this trail is much smoother and hard-packed than the C&O towpath. Will I regret using the 28 mm tire on the GAP?
09-22-09, 08:56 AM
Hey Hibo, I rode throught eh Allegheny on my 700x32c with no problem at all. 700x28c should not be a problem, they are almost the same thing. I would consider something of a puncture resistant rubber and a good tread. I now ride on Specialized Infinities with tourguard. The the Nimbus Elites are the best tire they mike in that style. (with armadillo tread)
Anyways, good luck, and have fun.
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