I'm a road bike guy, but am helping out a friend who wants to replace the MTB tires (26" x 47/54) on his Schwinn MTB. The MTB is used on paved multi-use paths, with the occasional ride on the road from the house to the MUP, a less than 1 mile distance.
I don't know anything about the MTB tire sizing system, but a few interweb searches explained that the 26" x 47/54 is equivalent to a 26" x 1.85".
The largest 26" tires sizes I've seen from Specialized and Bontrager's websites is 26 x 1.5, and I've seen 26 x 1.75 on Continental's website.
I think that either of those two sizes will work on the MTB , but I'd like to know if anyone has done this, any recommendations, and any problems encountered. Also, feel free to recommend any specific tires.
Thank you in advance for your replies.