I'm fairly new to road biking and I recently got myself a nice 2002 Marin Stelvio as an upgrade from my steel Trek 400 Series (1983). The tires I got with the bike are 700 x 23 and are pretty much at the end of their journey, and so I'm looking to change them.
Now, I live in Montreal, bike-friendly city, but also sporting cracked roads and etc. (all the road problems typical for a big city). I'm also over 200 lb and was thinking I should get wider tires, like 700 x 25 or even 28. Most of my pleasure riding I will be doing in the city (we have great bike paths whichever direction you take), and I will also be using the bike for commuting and etc. Also, I will be riding in rain (that seems unavoidable this summer!) and probably in cold later on, so I'll probably need a fair grip. I'm also addicted to speed (hence my road biking interest), and so something with lower rolling resistance would be great.
Do you have any recommendations as to which tire I should look for and whether I should get a 25 or 28 width? (The cheaper the better!)
Thanks in advance!