The Forte Fast City tires look really promising for me. But a couple of questions. For the extra money are the Michelins or Continentals a stronger tire. I want to do everything I can to ensure we don't have a blowout. I think that would scare my stoker (wife) to the point that she might not get back on the bike with me. I have been looking at a 26X1.5. If I were to go to a skinnier tire would we notice a difference in the stability of the bike? We currently are on some cheap 26X1.95 Kenda tires. We want to improve both safety and performance from our current situation.
I guess what I am looking for is a very strong/puncture resistant tire that will be very stable. I would like to limit the rolling resistance as much as possible with out sacrificing safety.
Cost of the tire, although a factor, is secondary to the above stated concerns.
Thanks for all the help and input to this point, I appreciate your patience with my newbie questions and concerns.