Ok I know have asked about tyres elsewhere on this board but i am still confused. I need to change the tyres on my Galaxy before my German adventure because the rear one is worn down a fair bit. I want to take the opportunity to relpace them with tyres that provide a faster ride than the schwalbe marathons my bike was supplied with, but they still need to be approriate for touring with a full camping 4 pannier load. I thought about fitting these: Schwalbe racer http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360025486&N=Schwalbe Marathon Racer But because I wasn't sure I asked Wiggle for their comments as to if they would fit and suit my need. Here is the reply: Thank you for your email. Mentioned tyre will not work. You will need tyre form this range: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CategoryProducts.aspx?categoryName=Tyres - Road City&cat=Cycle Schwalbe Marathon Reflective Kevlar Belt Tyre 700x32 will be fine: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDeta...Schwalbe Marathon Reflective Kevlar Belt Tyre It will be OK for touring - if not ideal. Specialized Inner Tube Presta 700x28-38: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=819656385&N=Specialized Inner Tube will be appropriate Regards Wiggle Customer Services ...so now I am still confused...why wont it work? The suggested tyre is in their words "not ideal"...erm...why? Also the lower weight of the suggested tyre is appealing to me...but what is the trade off compared to my existing Marathons? ...these tyres need to get me from from Bremen to Basel safely, so I want to get it right....what would you do? Which tyres should I fit? Thanks in advance for any help offered.