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    Marathon XR update

    Good news, it looks like Schwalbe is finally putting out an update to the much loved, recently discontinued Marathon XR:

    http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/produ...ID_Produkt=278

    I'm not sure how this will compare to the original.

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    that is good to hear. Reinventing the wheel/tire gets a bit tedious, I understand marketing new, newer, NEWEST! products to maintain interest but when it comes to long wearing heavy duty tires the road is the same.

    funny, I can't find the Marathon Extreme, is it discontinued?
    Last edited by LeeG; 09-06-11 at 12:26 PM.

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    This is real good news indeed. I was hoping to find XR's next time I buy touring tires. The 700x40 or 35 looks right up my alley...

    My wife and I ran Extremes in India (40's on my bike, 40f/35r on hers), and they're awesome but slower than necessary for most road-based touring in countries with reasonable pavement. Amazing in their element, but I'm not surprised if they don't sell as they're pretty, well, extreme!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    This is real good news indeed. I was hoping to find XR's next time I buy touring tires. The 700x40 or 35 looks right up my alley...

    My wife and I ran Extremes in India (40's on my bike, 40f/35r on hers), and they're awesome but slower than necessary for most road-based touring in countries with reasonable pavement. Amazing in their element, but I'm not surprised if they don't sell as they're pretty, well, extreme!
    +1 --> I rode an Extreme (rear tire, XR on front) on the Dalton Highway (Alaska) and it was excellent for that environment.

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