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Old 05-22-20, 09:18 AM
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New Tires

I have been running Schwalbe Marathon Supremes (700X35 F & 700X40 R) on my Crosstrail for quite a few years, and really like them. I am extremely happy with these tires!

I am now considering replacements. My riding is almost all on pavement, never in snow. 190# rider, plus whatever I can load on the bike. I sometimes attach grocery panniers, or other bags, or tail trunks, and load them up. While a little of my biking is for shopping, most is recreational. Weather permitting, I try to do 20-40 miles per day, almost every day. Like I said, I no longer do ice or snow!

Should I continue with them, or try something different? As much as I like them, I am always looking to improve if possible. Is there something out there that is better?

What, different, is out there that might be recommended. The Supremes are very sure footed in everything except snow or ice, roll nice, very dependable and tough, and look good doing it. I like that they have a max pressure of 85# recommended. I don't want anything much lower in pressure, higher is fine. I want puncture resistance, as the Supremes are wonderful in this regard..

I run my Supremes at 92 PSI, because that is where they roll the best, for me.

Any recommendations?
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Same thing but winter studs

These are better grip and roll well and much cheaper, but probably won't last the same as the more expensive marathons
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I got some Schwalbe Marathon Almotions about two years ago and they are the best tires I've ever had. Worth every penny. They are 'tubeless ready' and I've gone that way but should be just as good with tubes. Very highly rated in objective tests run at bicyclerollingresistance (dot) com/tour-reviews/schwalbe-marathon-almotion-2016

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Let's see, happy with tires, been using them for years, extremely happy with the tires...

My calculations say, buy another set of the same tires.
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