Touring on a High-Racer: Very Specific Tire Question (Gatorskins)
I have a Bacchetta Strada (high-racer) bike. The tires I now have are Continental Gatorskins 650c x 23. I plan to do a credit card tour (no camping) with this bike and wonder if those tires can handle the extra weight of the racks and my gear for very long distances. Based on my research, it seems the tires are tough enough--but I am concerned that they may be too thin (not wide enough).
Has anyone toured on a bent with strong tires (like the Gatorskins) but that are also relatively thin?
How well did they serve you on your tour? Specifically, did they handle the load without blowouts or too many flats? And importantly, did the thin tires reduce your control in any way due to the increased load?
David in Florida
Last edited by David in PA; 06-23-08 at 03:14 PM.