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touring tires? heavy load!!
I've searched for threads, on the subject but they don't meet our needs.
Planning a cross country tour on a tandem ( DaVinci) with my 80 pound son as stoker and me on the front. No trailer, fully self supported, and I'm huge. Looking at a total weight of riders, gear(70 lbs) bike is around 450 pounds.
The bikes can handle the load, trusting the builder on this, 26 inch wheels, now I need tires that can handle the load and bike trails (C&O canal, rails to trails etc..), and open road. We have looked at both the schwable marathon tour plus and the conti tour plus. We'd like to avoid flats as much as possible. Any others or other advice. Looking at the 1.75 inch or maybe even the 2.0, but that seems to be overkill?
Thanks for the wisdom and advice,