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Biketouringhobo

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Continental Touring Plus
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:28:20 am »
I am asking is Continental Touring Plus Tires 26x1.75 just fine for Bike Touring in
the USA on 100% paved Roads??? and I am just ok if I get a Flat tire when Bike Touring on the Pacific Coast Route, Route 66 and Southern Teir Route. and I am on a Fixed income and on Facebook people tell me to use Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tires and I don't like Schwalbe Marathon Plus, Plus Tire Tires and I am would buy Schwalbe marathon deluxe hs420 Tires 26X2.0 for Route 66...

I am using Continental Touring Plus Tires on my Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008

Tim

Offline Patco

Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 04:32:29 pm »
Like you, I do not enjoy riding on Schwalbe tires. I ride on Continental Gator Hardshells, 700x25 or 28's, and I have never had a problem. Flats will happen, regardless of the tire, but I have found that the Continental Gator Hardshell minimizes those inevitable flats (or, I have just been lucky since switching to Continentals about 10 years ago).

Biketouringhobo

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 04:38:25 pm »
Thanks

Offline RonK

Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 07:37:53 pm »
I bought a new LHT fitted with Continental Sport Contact tires.

Got a puncture first ride, and another the second ride - both from stone chips which penetrated the tire. Coincidence maybe - but this really shook my confidence in Continental touring tires.

There wasn't gonna be a third time - I immediately replaced them with Marathon Supremes.

But the Supremes are probably going to be a little light for your purposes. For an all rounder with a nice balance of weight, durability and puncture resistance I would choose the Marathon Mondial HS428.
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Biketouringhobo

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 08:46:48 am »
Thanks and I am looking at Schwalbe marathon deluxe hs420 tires 26X2.0 DD 720gm
load 121kg 267lbs folding bead $60.22x2=120.44

indyfabz

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 09:57:06 am »
I bought a new LHT fitted with Continental Sport Contact tires.

Got a puncture first ride, and another the second ride - both from stone chips which penetrated the tire. Coincidence maybe - but this really shook my confidence in Continental touring tires.

All Conti tires are not created equal. The Top Contact/Contact II is what you need for great puncture resistance. Just got back from MT where I rode at least 75 miles of unpaved surfaces, much of which were very rough and rock-strewn.

Biketouringhobo

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 09:45:03 am »
To indyfabz,

I am looking at Continental Contact 2 26x1.75 but I am using Continental Touring plus 26x1.75 on my Surly LHT 26in and every time I ask on Facebook bike touring (What do you Recommend as a Bike Touring Tires) they say Schwalbe marathon plus 26x1.75 and I am not a fan of Schwalbe tires!

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 09:28:24 pm »
The Gatorskin is my choice for touring (for daily riding I want a more supple sidewall). The ride will be somewhat harsh but good flat protection. Watch out for tires with a lot of grooves, like car tires. I found them to be really squirrelly on turns.

Biketouringhobo

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 11:14:09 am »
I bought a new LHT fitted with Continental Sport Contact tires.

Got a puncture first ride, and another the second ride - both from stone chips which penetrated the tire. Coincidence maybe - but this really shook my confidence in Continental touring tires.

There wasn't gonna be a third time - I immediately replaced them with Marathon Supremes.

But the Supremes are probably going to be a little light for your purposes. For an all rounder with a nice balance of weight, durability and puncture resistance I would choose the Marathon Mondial HS428.

I just ordered 3 Schwalbe marathon Mondial DD Tires 26X2.0 at $30.99 USD times 3
=$92.97 from Wiggle(dot)com msrp 89.52 and I will be happy with them on my Surly LHT

Offline John Nelson

Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2016, 11:45:19 am »
That's a great price!

Biketouringhobo

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2016, 04:43:05 pm »
That's a great price!

Yes it was a great deal at $30.99X3+$92.97+$5.00 to $10.00 BofA Bank Fee

Offline canalligators

Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 03:13:26 pm »
I may be off topic, but it seems to me that the cost of a pair of tires is a small part of the cost of a trip.  If $70 tires (vs. $30) are a hardship, are you sure your trip isn't underfunded from the start?  Granted, you can free camp and eat low cost foods you've prepared yourself; the budget will be much smaller than commercial campgrounds and the occasional restaurant.  Just concerned that you prepare well.

No matter what the travel style, everyone should have contingency plans.  These should cover bad weather and medical problems, mechanical breakdowns, etc.  I always figure out Greyhound and Amtrak options ahead of time, and shorter alternative routes, in case I need to abort the trip early.

Biketouringhobo

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Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2016, 04:18:46 pm »
I may be off topic, but it seems to me that the cost of a pair of tires is a small part of the cost of a trip.  If $70 tires (vs. $30) are a hardship, are you sure your trip isn't underfunded from the start?  Granted, you can free camp and eat low cost foods you've prepared yourself; the budget will be much smaller than commercial campgrounds and the occasional restaurant.  Just concerned that you prepare well.

No matter what the travel style, everyone should have contingency plans.  These should cover bad weather and medical problems, mechanical breakdowns, etc.  I always figure out Greyhound and Amtrak options ahead of time, and shorter alternative routes, in case I need to abort the trip early.

I am on SSI and SSDI from US Gov to live on $953.30-$120.00 Storage and -$71.00 Prepaid Smartphone and $762.40-$41.25=$721.15 to work with but in San Diego County in Southern California I get a Train Pass $41.25 for San Diego Coaster Train
and Pre-paid laundry card $60.00 in Oceanside, CA and I am Homeless by Choice since 11-2008 and I got the Schwalbe marathon mondial DD tires at $30.99x3=$92.97 msrp $89.52 for my trip on Route 66 starting after 6-2017 to 9-2017 from Flagstaff, AZ to San Diego, CA

$762.40/31days=$24.59 a day

Offline sanuk

Re: Continental Touring Plus
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 04:17:14 pm »
My wife rides on Schwalbe Big Apple tires which she says are very comfortable so long as you don't ride continuously on rough surfaces, which could be said about a lot of other tires too. I however have been using Continental Travel Contact tires for the last several years in the US, Asia and Europe on all kinds of surfaces most recently crossing the Alps on some very rough trails with no problems. My wife had no problems there either. The only time we both got punctures was a couple of years back in Romania while crossing a field with thistles. Travel Continentals also come as fold ups.