Touring Bike Wheel Advice needed?
I am in the process of having a Condor Heritage Touring Bike built (26 inch wheels) and hoped to get views on wheels and tyre sizes, etc. The specification allows for Ryde Zac 2000 rims with a choice of 32 or 36 spokes, and tyre sizes of 1.5 or 1.75 inch. I understand the 36 spoke and 1.75 tyres will give greater strength when carrying loads on difficult terrain, however 50 weeks of the year I hope to enjoy the bike for fitness and general use and I would like opinions on the option of choosing lighter wheels and 1.5 tyres? Many thanks.