Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Bikes: Thorn Nomad S+S, Trek 520 - 2007 (out on loan), and a crap Repco MTB
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I used the Marathon Cross for a few months while training for my ride, my initial impressions were good, nice grip on and off road, but after recieving at least ten punctures, and a subsequent thumb tack test, I was not convinced of the puncture protection these tyres provide, and subsequently, the life of the tyre.
I now use the Continental Travel Contact, a much superior tyre, similar tread, MUCH better puncture protection (none so far) and they roll better. I will be riding this tyre from England to Oz later this year.