Knobbier tires are an issue for the Vado with its tight-fitting metal fenders. A really good gravel tire, even though the same size rating, runs a real risk of rubbing the fender. Your LBS might be able to recommend one that will fit.I did get a bike multitool when jumping back into bicycling with the Vado. I’ll need to doublecheck that one of its hex wrench openings fits the thru-axle.
I wasn’t keen to slime the tubes I have in there now, but was considering the preslimed inner tubes.
I looked at the Marathons (out of curiosity); they looked pretty slick. Did I miss seeing a knobbier version?
I suppose a first step is to grab some spare inner tubes at the LBS.
I assumed there were threads aplenty on this topic. My experience with Internet forums is that the true wisdom is scattered, diffused, and contradicted in the 200+ responses. Too often, you end up dumber for having read the entire thread. So I wanted to ask in the relatively shallow waters of this corner of the forum, among riders I’m more likely to trust.
Spare tubes are a great idea. Slime or not is your personal preference.
Happy to get on my 'soapbox' re flats and being ready to deal with them. The young people I've worked with have all heard it several times...