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Planning on riding north to Norway. What are the best road tires for my loaded trek 520 ?

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My vote for the best tires; Schwalbe Marathon Supreme.
Lightweight, reflective strip on the sidewall, foldable, great traction in rain and puncture resistant.

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Hi Len,

Bikers get very passionate about their tires. The worst that I've used as far as failure and flats are Specialized, so I wouldn't recommend anything from them. I currently use Continental Travel Contacts (folding) for loaded touring, and Continental Gator Skins for light touring. The Travel Contacts are lighter than Schwalbe Marathons, have low resistance, and I haven't had any issues with them. Many tourists swear by Marathons. You can't go wrong with either.

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