Hello, I'm an 18 year old with a cyclocross bike looking to bike from Chicago to Las Vegas.
However, my bike needs some updates, a new rear wheel and new tires (tread is worn down looks wobbly when inflated).
I'm looking to spend as little money as possible, so I've been looking at some cheap options.
These are two options that got me thinking: Slick-ish road-type tire and Knobby cyclocross-ish tires
Before now I've only ridden knobby cyclocross tires for the last 2000 miles without suffering any flats.
Also a concern, I want to take as little weather-induced rest days as possible, will slicker tires be noticeably more frightening to ride with during rain?
So, what kind of tires and tire tread do you prefer?