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Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: Cannondale road and mtn.
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Armadillo Hemisphere vs. Schawlbe Marathon XR
I will be doing a road tour next summer, including some climbs up some mountains. Currently, my mtn. bike has the 'dillos. I was wondering if there is much of a differenc between them and the Marathon XR. I like the idea of the folding tire taking up less space in my panniers, but if there is no difference between the tread and tire, there's no point in changing over. I already have a spare new Armadillo besides the two on my ride, but would considered just buying one Schawlbe to fit my panniers better.
(I'm happy with the Armadillo Hemisphere and they worked well on limestone chat tour a year ago , but wonder if there would be a suited tire for loaded touring on the road.)