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Old 09-25-12, 11:30 PM   #1
lungimsam
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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.

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

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/t001.htm
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Old 09-27-12, 12:16 PM   #2
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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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