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Tyre choice for S America

Hi all,

I'm wondering what the best choice of tyres would be for S America. Here are my requirements:

- Loaded bike, possibly 2-up
- No serious off-roading but time on gravel roads where needed.
- Reasonable amount of time on proper roads

The question really is whether to use a road tyre (e.g. Tourance) or whether I should be using TKC80s or similar for that type of trip in that part of the world.

Anyone feedback from anyone with experience of S American roads appreciated.
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Tourances, or some other long wearing tire. TKC 80s and similar will wear too fast, you'll be replacing them long before you'd have to replace a touring tire, and you won't find them. Since you know you won't be going off pavement except on the odd occasion, longer lasting touring tires are the only sensible thing.
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As quastdog typed, the sun will probably rise in the east tomorrow.
That's obvious...
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Well I guess it depends what you call "pavement" :-) Ha ha.

Many miles will be on dirt roads, maybe some quite rough and tarmac might be rare in some places.

Hmm, I think the Tourances are probably still the best compromise though yes.
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