Today im buying a pair new tires, after my front tire gave, father time (44 years of service) and road abuse at their best. I ride a 1965 Moulton F-frame every day to work 14 mile round trip, enjoy every second of my commute.
PLZ DONT LAUGH AT ME FOR WHAT IM ABOUT TO SAY (you will i know)
for some reason (not reading what im buying) i bought 17" Schwalbe Stelvios for a moulton "s"!!! when i have 16 1 3/8 Moulton F-Frame!!. the mechanic told me! what the hell man!
anyway, im between Schwalbe Marathon plus at 45 each or Primo Kevlar comets at 30. the comets look more like the stelvios, but the marathons seem pretty cool too....plz tell me your opinions.
My only other experience on 16" tires is with Greenspeed Scorchers. These ride nicer than the Marathons, but we'll see how well they hold up over time.
My understanding: the scorchers are both unusually comfy and unusually quick. To be quick and have low rolling resistance, you have to either be very hard, or very flexible. To be comfy, you have to be flexible. Thus the scorchers are flexible. How do you get to be flexible? Mostly by being thin. Which means the Scorchers should wear out very fast. I don't mind that in the least: they're $40 a tire. My strategy is: let 'em wear out once every two years, who cares. They're still the best tires in 349 IMHO.