Curious what you all would recommend... I'm currently on a fairly tight budget outfitting my Schwinn High Plains for a touring/commuter/gravel road rig. For touring and everyday use, what budget friendly 26" tires would you recommend? Right now, the CST Corporal looks nice (http://www.ebay.com/itm/CST-KEVLAR-M...item460a25b847), but I'm wondering about longterm durability. When the CST brand first started appearing as OEM on some bikes, we had issues at the shop I worked at, though I know the parent company, Cheng Shin, has been making tires forever.
Also, the cheaper Continentals have some appeal, but the reviews are very spotty in terms of quality and flat protection. Suggestions? I'd like to stay around $30-40 for the pair if possible.