More Energy than Sense
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 155 miles north of Spokane
Bikes: Thorn Sherpa, Co-Motion Custom Road, Salsa Fargo, Mercian King of Mercia and Motobecane Fantom Pro 29er
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Not another tire thread..
I am almost embarassed to ask this but....
I am leaving in about 4 weeks for a 3 week tour in BC which will include about 150 miles of well graded dirt roads. I have both Conti Travel Contacts and Pasela TG 1.25s.
After feeling the difference in weight, I went ahead and put the Pasela's on. They look small on a mountain/touring frame, almost too small. However, my wife tours on 32c tires and 1.25" is equal to about that. She did about 60 miles on dirt last year and did great. Common sense tells me to go w/ the Contis which I know won't cause me any problems but I know I will be able to cover much more ground on the Pasela's due to their weight.
What would you do?