Hi fellow tourers and cyclists. I am thinking about purchasing some durable tires for touring this year. Ideally, I am hoping to get a really good tire, and just take good care of it (rather than buying mediocre tires and working with them).
I have a Novara randonee with stock 700x32 . I am a complete tire novice and really am going off of reviews from customers.
I am quite interested in getting a pair of Schwalbe marathon plus' 700x32. Does anyone have experience with these? I've heard these tires are the elite for long long distance touring (I'm hoping to camp/live on my bike for most of 2012 after this seasonal job I'm working).
Also, does it matter what inner tube I have on the tire? Or can i use the ones already on the bike (I haven't had a flat yet & I usually can dodge lil goatheads and weave in between broken glass pretty well).
Just trying to cover my bases so I can better serve the world!