Another day, another dilemma. I have a new spare tyre sitting here -Continental Travel Contact, like the tyres I already have on the bike and which are relatively new. The spare was picked up in Germany by my partner at my request. I know they come in a foldable version, and did specify that, but she's not sure now if it is, although she says she thinks it was folded when she got it. OK, she had other things on her mind, and the question exactly why she unfolded it remains moot for the sake of the relationship. So, what's the consensus on taking along a spare on a two month road trip in the US? More weight more bulk, or more peace of mind? These particular tyres are supposed to have some degree of Kevlar protection and I've never had a flat or blow-out so far even in the heat and on rough surfaces of SE Asia - fingers crossed. And anyway, how would I know if this tyre I hold before me is in fact a foldable tyre, and if I should decide to take it, how do I actually go about folding it - assuming it is capable of being folded? They tend to wriggle quite a bit and I'd hate to destroy a good tyre in the process. Of course, I could buy a ready folded new tyre as a spare in the US but I am trying to keep within budget.