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I've used three types of Marathon's on three different bikes for several thousand miles each. I commuted on a set of Marathon Plus and liked the durability. They still have some life left after 5000 miles and flatted only once. They are heavy and have more tread than a pavement-only tire needs.
I wore out a set of Marathon Slicks (no longer made) on a touring bike. They weren't as durable as the Plus' but were stressed by a heavy touring load. Still a heavy tire similar to the Plus but without the tread.
This set of Marathon Supremes will go on my touring bike to replace the Slicks. I wore out a set of Bontrager Hard Case on my present commuter and am currently using Marathon Supremes. So far the Supremes are wearing better and flatting less than the Hard Cases. The only flat on the Supreme has been a small piece of wire, probably from a steel belted radial car tire. The Supremes are less than half the weight of the pluses, 430 grams vs 890 grams (700X35) and still very tough.
Occasionally I deflate the tires and inspect them for debris, squeezing the tire to expose embedded glass, etc. I am always amazed how much stuff is in the rubber but has been stopped by the kevlar belt.
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