Tire change = handling change?
I just switched the tires on our Raleigh Companion from 26x1.95 to 26x1.5 on recommendation of my LBS. The new tires are Specialized Nimbus Armadillos, which go up to 100 lbs. A quick spin around the block found more sensitive handling, much less noise, and less rolling resistance, yet the ride wasn't much bumpier. The bike has a bit more of a hybrid feel now...and better clearance of the fenders, which nearly scraped the larger tires even when raised way up.
Anything to watch for or to keep in mind? We'll be riding a day of RAGBRAI on Friday, which should be a good test of the tires.
Iowa City, Iowa