- big comfy rollable touring tyre? (not schwalbe)
Loving the Conti City Contacts on the Ute. 700 x 47 of cushioned loveliness that roll surprisingly well. Can take up to 80psi for tarmac use, comfier at 60ish. Never had a p******** (safety system banding) and they are fine for gravel roads, towpaths etc. Need a bit of frame / fork space to fit though, worth checking clearances.Posted 4 years agoBarteosMember
Schwalbe makes some of the best commuting/touring tyres on the market.
Apart from Marathon Pluses and some basic cheap stuff, most of them aren’t “dead and heavy”.
For easy rolling combined with good puncture protection you can go for e.g. Kojaks, Marathon Racers, Supremes, Big Apples or Supermotos.
They key to a nice and fast ride is also not overinflating the tyres (which people love doing, thinking they are going faster).Posted 4 years ago
E.g. for a 12.5 stone bloke, rear 35mm tyre only needs 60-70PSI, 38-40mm only 55-60PSI. Front tyres need even less than that.
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