I'm looking to buy a new rear tire for my regular commuter. I would like something very flat-resistant but hopefully not really heavy. I've used skinny All-Condition Armadillos on a couple of bikes and gotten very few flats. They have held up well and I've been pretty satisfied with them. Now I want to buy a 700x32 or maybe a 700x35, which would have to be a different model if I go Armadillo again. This tire will be used 90% on roads and 10% on dirt/gravel (nothing technical).
I keep hearing good things about Schwalbe Marathon tires, but have never used them. Also, there is a thread going where people are having the rubber separating from the casing on their Armadillos. So here are some choices:
Infinity Armadillo: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=64132
Marathon HS 420 (3 mm "Greenguard" protection, same weight as Infinity Armadillo): http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...s/marathon_420
Marathon Mondial HS 428 Performance Line (lighter, Raceguard protection, which Schwalbe rates a little lower): http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...rathon_mondial
Marathon Plus HS 348 (heavier, 5 mm Smartguard protection, a bit more expensive): http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti.../marathon_plus
Then there are Marathon Supreme and Dureme, which are kind of getting out of my price range.
I'm also open to other brands, but these are the ones I've researched the most so far.