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    650b Schwalbe Marathons vs. 650bSoma Xpress

    Have you ridden either or both?
    If both, which one felt faster to you?
    I am looking for a puncture/sidewall protected 650b tire that isn't sluggish.

    Click to see the tires:

    http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/t106.htm

    http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/t001.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by lungimsam View Post
    Have you ridden either or both?
    If both, which one felt faster to you?
    I am looking for a puncture/sidewall protected 650b tire that isn't sluggish.

    Click to see the tires:

    http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/t106.htm

    http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/t001.htm
    'Sluggish' is determined by a number of things. The Marathon isn't Schwalbe's top tire and it's antiflat protection is thick and heavy. The Soma is 30% lighter and will have a better ride. The only Marathon better than the Soma would be the Marathon Supreme and last I checked, it isn't made in a 650b size.

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