Tire recommendations for dirt & gravel roads
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    Tire recommendations for dirt & gravel roads

    Itís been a long time since I was posting, as I was too busy training and road racing in Sicily. Iíve just moved from Sicily to SE Turkey, and hung up my racing bike. The move to Turkey has prompted a switch from road cycling to off pave XC style cycling. With all the hard packed and gravel roads to ride, Iím now looking for the best tires to use on my tandem. Iíve been running Gatorskin 26Ēx 25mm tires on my Santana, but these tires just arenít going to do for dirt & gravel roads. Iíve been out for a few rides on my Litespeed Blue Ride half bike with 35mm XC tires. The 35mm wide tires give a really good ride, and good bike handling. I was wondering if any of you tandem teams have a favorite XC tire you use for gravel & dirt? I need tires for 26" wheels.
    Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
    The accompanied picís were taken on a ride across the plain of Adana, Turkey
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    I was going to answer this one but then you mentioned 26" wheels. Ouch!

    How about some nice Ritchie Tom Slick Pros in the 1.4 width?
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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