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    Schwalbe Marathon Plus on Flamingo: 1st impressions

    I might be paying a high price for durability (fewer flat tires) - not just the retail price ($CAD46.30 at JV Bikes in Vancouver and CAD68 at Caps New West), but also in comfort and quiet.

    Compared to original tires it feels like I am driving a tank now. Plus while the sound and sensation of crossing sidewalk separators used to be blips now they are BLIPS.

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    You should bought The Racer.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Have your tried the Marathons (not Marathon Plus)? You would give a bit of protection but they are not as sluggish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermespan View Post
    I might be paying a high price for durability (fewer flat tires) - not just the retail price ($CAD46.30 at JV Bikes in Vancouver and CAD68 at Caps New West), but also in comfort and quiet.

    Compared to original tires it feels like I am driving a tank now. Plus while the sound and sensation of crossing sidewalk separators used to be blips now they are BLIPS.
    i feel bad for you, phallusman. it seems you pull a boehner at every turn.

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    Not sure how big the diff is between Marathons and Marathons+, but I never had any complaints with my Marathons. When I changed to B. Kevlars they only felt slightly faster with no change in the comfort levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    i feel bad for you, phallusman. it seems you pull a boehner at every turn.
    Truly, he is snake-bit...

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    I have the Marathon plus tyres on my Brompton and I have no such issues. I find they have low rolling resistance for the protection they offer and there is only a minor difference to the normal Marathons. Yes they are heavier but then I never specced my Brompton to be lightweight as it is not a performance bike and I roll it when folded.

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    Even regular Marathons ride dead.

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