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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
So, would 40mm tires work, or will I die if I try that?

My most recent tour was in 1992.
The speed/comfort difference between 40mm tires and traditional MTB tires on gravel, washboard, sand, and singletrack is dramatic. I know that I can cover 100+ miles a day much more comfortably on a MTB, with very little pavement. I cannot do that on a gravel bike with nearly the same efficiency.

Especially washboard, that's where a MTB would really shine. You can run a rigid fork and drop bars for an efficient ride.
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