I replaced Mango’s 26 x 1.9″ Continental Town & Country tires with some brand new 26 x 2″ Scwhalbe Marathon Plus tires which are a really nice upgrade. They are a lot more puncture-resistant, and have a great reputation for lasting a long time. In fact, they are the most popular tire for long-distance touring.
Of course, there are tradeoffs that come with this kind of durability, and those are price and weight. Actually, at around $50 per tire, they aren’t too bad, especially because I expect to have them for many years, and although they felt pretty heavy when I was putting them on the wheels, I hardly noticed a weight penalty when riding.
The ride is really smooth and quiet. The Continentals were good as well, but the Schwalbe’s seem to be a step above. I’m very happy with them!
Oh, as an added bonus, they have reflective paint as well, for added safety. 😀
I’m almost ready for a RTW bicycle tour! (A dream)