I plan to ride the Continental Divide on a BMW R1200GS next month and would like some opinions on tires. Yes, I have already heard that the GS is too big of a bike for the divide but it’s the only bike I’ve got and besides, me on ANY bike becomes a heavy bike.
I currently run Michelin anakee 2s which my understanding is that this is an 80% pavement / 20% off-pavement tire. I’m wondering if for this trip I should convert to a 50/50 tire (semi knobby). What are your thoughts?
Currently when I am running off pavement is loose gravel and sand, I typically just run a lower air pressure. (about 20 – 25 psi) and that seems to help a lot.
I have been told that the only advantage to knobbies is when the road is muddy and that I would be best to stay with my 80/20 tires and to detour around muddy areas. Do you agree with this?
Thoughts, opinions, etc. - Thanks
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