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Old 03-06-07, 08:05 PM   #1
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Tire advice

This summer I'll be doing a self supported tour across the northern part of America. I did a tour a few years back on some Continental Top Touring 2000's and got a good 3500 miles out of them, but alas it's time to replace them before I head out for another 4000+.

What is every one choice touring tire for a 200 lb rider with a loaded Trek 520?
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Schwalbe Marathon Surpreme.
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Continental Utra Gatorskins 700 x 28
Continental City Contact 700 x 32
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mkauffman,
The Continental Top Touring 2000 are very good touring tires but I think that they are out of production. I am in the market for some as well.
Two tires that I have tried out the past few months:
Vittoria Randaneur 700X28. Seem to be a well-built tire and I have had no flats in 1000 miles. It is hard to locate this tire in the 700X28 size.
Panaracer Pasella TourGuard 700X28: Very light-weight tire and the folding model is easily mounted. I have only 200 miles so far so can't attest to hardiness. The sidewalls seem very thin to me.
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If you don,t want to worry about flats, get the Schwalbe Marathon Plus, 10000kms / 0 flats, and still got a long way to go.
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I like the continental travel contact. I use the 37s on my bike. Also got good luck out of the Huchingson Acrobats also in 37s like you can tell some times I ride a little of the road special when Im looking to place to camp. Nex I guess I will try those wonderfulls:Schwalbe Marathon Surpreme.
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Tandem has Shwalbe Marathon Slicks. I love these tires. My tourer has Conti TT2000s which I like a little less than the Schwalbes. I'll never buy another Panaracer Pasela TG. Yeah, they're light, but I and my riding buddy have spent a lot of time on the side of the road with a patch kit with these things.
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