26" tire width for changing riding conditions?
Greetings! I'm planning on buying tires for our bikes and
probably sold on the Schwalbe XR - but that's not the
question. The question is to do with width:
For a long term (months), fully loaded journey that will include
daily changing terrain from pavement, to dirt, to gravel, to off-road
and who knows what else, what width would you go with. For example,
the XRs seem to run from 1.75 to 2.25. What would be a good width
for all around? We're not in a rush, but also don't want to feel
Another idea is to pick one all around width/tread and bring spare off
road tires or spare slicks and change up depeneding on what happens. But
the extra cost, weight, and hassle seems like a worse option...
[edit: just wanted to add that this will be in Central/South America where the road conditions can and will change quickly depending on country, as will our last minute change in routes day to day]
Last edited by azitiz; 10-09-06 at 09:09 PM.