Cruz. And the tires weren't even brand new when I started. I have also never changed tires for any paved road tour in 30 years. On the Pacific
Coast ride, I was hauling a trailer, so all the weight wasn't on the bike tires, but on all the other tours (all were shorter than that one), I was using panniers. Anyway, I wouldn't change anything, unless I anticipated lots of dirt/gravel roads.