i believe in fixies wrote:
Schwalbe Marathons, there are many sub variants of this tyre, some are quite rugged, aimed at tourer types. CTC raved about 700c Marathons for years.
+1 for these
Used them for 18 months of day in day out commuting on road and farm tracks (swapped for spiked ice tyres in the snow). Stupidly replaced them with Contis when they wore out. Will be going back to Marathon Plus once the contis wear out. Pulled out a carpet tack, glass and flints without getting a puncture they were defeated by the hawthorn thorns at hedge cutting times though.
Each to their own I guess, but never again will I choose schwalbes. The marathon slick kevlar thingies constantly suffered sidewall splits and were only used on road (a number of splits over a period of a few months, so not a case of one-ride bad luck).
A mate suffered a massive centre tread blowout on his ultremo road tyre and they cost £50 a piece.
Like i said, never again.
Ive got conti goliaths on the town bike now - a smooth centre ridge with a knobbly outer corner tread. Not the lightest tho' but works on road, off road trails and on the local bmx track.
No pure slick will work on mud or snow