4531Re: [rootsradicals] Continental Town & Country VS Schwalbe Marathon XR?
- Jun 2, 2008ya that seems to be about the situation...the T&C's are good. in my opinion, i cant imagine what would be better, other than a 2.4 in a folding bead for $40. that would be greatI dont think the Vulpines would be that great in SoCal, altho this week's LA Trip will probably be on the Hunter with those tyresI've had 1 flat with the T&C'sslime??? well... i put 2 Slime tubes on the Cargo bike, and at first liked them... i like how they balance out after a moment... that is kind of cool.i ran over something in Salinas at the AmTrak station, the tyre sealed up...in LA, the clot came loose, and Slime went everywhere... i had to patch it at 9pm Downtown LA, Korea Townthese days, as I'm not in the Urban Jungle, I'm happiest with regular tubes. if it flats, i just patch it, or replace the tube, and patch things later.as to Vulpines, they have my eye in regards to some Adventure Touringthey seem to be a good tyre to handle a light load, fast on the pave, and able to be in the dirt. In 2 months that I've had them on the Hunter, the rear shows just a little wearhow they'd be after 1000miles with light panniers, and some dirt use, i think that will be the first decent marker to gauge them on.I'm gonna try them on the BD.this last trip, i used T&C's, but once i got onto the fireroad, i swapped out to some DH knobs, and actually rode home on them too...strangely, the BD with a load, aint too much different with knobs or T&C's. i think its the "order of significance", that being... the bike is heavy enough to not change character much, bcz of the difference in tyres. so that kind of makes me think a bit. something like...I'd rather use 3 Vulpines than 4 tyres in total.i.e. slicks for the road, and knobs for the dirtplus with the 4 tyre system, they don't actually act as replacements for either...that is... if for some strange reason you rip open a tyre, and you simply use 1 of your back ups, but its either a knob or a slickwith 3 Vulpines, all you carry is 1 extra tyre, and that too can actually go thru the wear rotation, especially being that they are bi-directional, and fold.tyres for me become like shoes to Imelda Marcosthats enough for me about tyres...lates...dOn Jun 2, 2008, at 11:51 AM, Bryan Beretta wrote:
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