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Old 01-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #15
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Location: Redmond, WA and Somerset West, South Africa
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Question Cape Town to Cairo Ride

Originally Posted by Oso Blanco View Post
If I'm doing a long trip with some back roads/mild offroad I run a K60 rear and Pirelli MT21 or Dunlop D606 front. You'll have to change the front out before the end of your trip likely but fronts are cheap. If you're not spending too much time in the dirt the Anakees get a thumbs up. I haven't used the Anakee 2s but the originals treated me well.
Gents, I am riding from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo with my youngest son (26) this summer. I'm out to make decent time on this adventure, so I'm not looking for dirt, sand and gravel on purpose. However, that is the only option in some spots, so I'm figuring something like 70% paved and 30% unpaved. The trip is almost 16,0000 kms (close to 10,000 miles). What would you suggest is the best tire for that ride on the front and back? We'll be pretty heavy with camping gear and water/petrol as well. We are both pretty cautious riders... going fast when it's safe and slow in the tough stuff.

Any and all suggestions are welcomed!

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