So last week I noticed my back tire (Conti CountryRide 700x37) was starting to show threads in a few places. (Not a problem, I bought the pair used for $10 and rode over 2000 miles -- and counting for the other one. I figure I got my money's worth). So I move the front to the back, and put on the front a Conti TouringPlus 700x32 I had laying around. But for the longer term, I'm considering my next pair of tires, and from all the fanboys here on BF I was considering some Schwalbe Marathons.
Then I went and looked at the Schwalbe page, and was surprised to find there is no "the" Schwalbe Marathon tire, but there's tons of different tires with the "Marathon" designation, with a very wide range of sizes and tread designs.
What's the bottom-->top of all the various Marathon options? I know I could just sort by price, but what are the benefits of moving up the range in $$ for various models? Here are all the models I found on the schwalbe website, with "from" prices from low to high (which might not reflect what I'm looking for, which is 700x35-50)
31.45 Marathon Racer HS 429
36.65 Marathon HS 420
48.35 Marathon Mondial HS 428 (replaced XR)
52.55 Marathon Plus HS 440
63.05 Marathon Plus MTB (knobby)
63.05 Marathon Plus Tour HS 404
73.55 Marathon Supreme HS 382
73.75 Marathon Almotion
77.75 Marathon Dureme Tandem
84.05 Marathon Winter HS 396 (studded)
89.55 Marathon Deluxe HS 420