OK so i am pretty new to all this. And am planning my first tour in a week or so. Im going to be touring with a mountain bike and obviously the fat knobbly tires are no good. I just got a pair of Crossroads Armadillo by Speciallized as a gift. My parents said that the bike shop guy recommended them. I kind of thought that they still didnt seem very smooth. http:
I plan on doing just regular touring, as far as i can see. Are these tires decent? Should i go for a smoother tire? How much of a difference would a smoother tire make?