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Offline zowie

Touring tires
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2007, 03:00:48 am »
>>I just replaced a Conti TT tire with a Michelin Dynamic 700X32C. Any thoughts on this Michelin tire? <<

I've ridden the 25c with up to around 275 lb total load.  I thought they were an average all around tire and well worth the low price.


Offline don quixote

Touring tires
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2007, 01:36:38 am »
I have recently purchased the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme from
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/schwalbe.asp
and am delighted with them. Low rolling resistance, very tough tire, long expected mileage, a very comfortable ride. I definitely recommend them for loaded touring. They have only been out for a month or so and not every dealer may actually have them in stock. Be sure to ask if you place an order.

George
San Diego
don quixote
San Diego

Offline ptaylor

Touring tires
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2007, 05:06:37 pm »
Thanks for the link George.

I'm a dedicated user of Schwalbe, and I'll comparison shop this link next time I am in the market for tires.

Paul
Paul

Offline elcolejr

Touring tires
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2007, 01:26:46 pm »
Here's my two cents: My wife and I rode across the U.S. last summer (about 3700 miles).  She had Conti Top Touring and I had Panaracer Paselas.  I went through 4 tires by the time we got to eastern Montana- two of them wore through the tread to fabric.  She got zero flats and is still riding on her Contis- still no flats.  I ended up buying four Contis in Minot, ND and I'm still riding on them.  Continental Top Touring 2000 tires are IMHO the best touring tire you can buy- they are still available, but soon you won't be able to buy them.  I wouldn't waste my $ on Panaracers.  Don't know about the Marathons.


Offline bishop

Touring tires
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2007, 02:56:33 pm »
Many thanks George for the Peter White link:

I'm starting my tour in 2 weeks and needed a reliable tire to have as a back-up.  I ordered 2 'Supremes'on back-order and hope to have them before I go.  I currently ride on Schwalbe Marathons, have about 2000 miles on them and the only flat I've ever had was in my garage!!!!