As some of you know I bought a Koga Miyata World Traveller for a recent trip to NZ. The bike has been great, and the tyres are Continental Travel Contacts in 26 x 1.75 which get great reviews for round the world tours, and will handle dirt roads well. However I have a week of lightweight touring planned in southern Portugal, and was thinking about putting on some narrower tyres. About 1.5" would be ideal. I am a big fan of Conti tyres, and personal experience of Schwalbe (hard to get on) has put me off them. I do have a pair of Specialized Nimbus on my Carerra Subway which have been good. Conti do the Sport Contact, which is very slick, but could be ok, although only comes in a 1.6 or a 1.3. I feel 1.3 may be a bit hard riding, and also will look undersized. Anyone got any views or comments they think might help?