This black acid dipped nickel plated bicycle can handle up to 700 x 45c tires (32s shown). That means MTB is no problem. Touring capable also. All the braze-ons to accomodate racks and water. Tighter geometry than a normal touring bike means that you will get to your destination faster, with less effort. Climbs like a mountain goat too. 30 speeds.
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OK, this tire rocks. If you’ve never ridden on Conti’s, then try them out. I am always amazed with the quality of grip and durability of the treads. You see typically I’ve found that the better the grip, the softer the tread, and hence quick wear. Not with Conti’s. These last a long time. But be careful, once that outer layer wears (takes thousands of miles), then they deteriorate quickly.
Yesterday i was in a hairy situation (off-camber high speed downhill turning intersection, with big 18 wheeler and speedy GTI) and the Conti’s really saved my life. Seriously. It would’ve been death by GTI. The tires gripped, I engaged a skid, and they were so predictable.
Minimal tread wear after years and thousands of miles. Truly amazing.
Be careful of the sidewalls as they aren’t bombproof – it still is very much a road tire.