Hi, i have posted recently about a new touring bike i am building up, i was agonising over frame choice and finally settled on a surly cross check and have just finished building it, its a work of art if i do say so myself lol.
The final piece of the puzzle is what tyres to put on the hand built wheels that i ordered and should be arriving on monday? The rims are 17mm internal diameter and the frame has clearance for up to 45mm tyres, the wheels are 700c.
Im after tyres that will be able to handle a mixture of road (of varying quality), fire road and dirt trail riding while loaded and have good life expectancy and puncture resistance. And im undecided as to what tyre width also.
Id be very interested to hear any of your experiences on which are the best