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Old 03-24-20, 03:45 AM
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Your current Big Ben Plus is a balloon tire with a puncture protection similar to the one of the Marathon Plus but a little bit thinner.

The Big Apple is a balloon tire without special puncture protection, you will probably have (much) more flats than with the Big Ben Plus but a similar comfort and behavior (the number of flats depend a lot where you are riding, if the roads are clean or not, if you ride on trails...).

The Marathon green guard has a good puncture protection but different and less effective than all Plus tires from Schwalbe (Big Ben Plus Marathon Plus...). Its puncture protection is much better than the one of the Big Apple. But its a hard tire, the comfort will be lower than with any balloon tire and similar to the one of the Marathon Plus. About the Marathon Plus, its now the second generation, which has a better rolling and comfort than the first generation.

The G-one Speed is a totally different type of tire. Its a tubeless speed road/gravel tire much less strong than the Marathon and even the Big Ben Plus. But also much faster. Its puncture protection is good when mounted as a tubeless with Doc Blue or Stan's Notube sealant but you would need TL compatible rims to mount it tubeless. Mounted with an inner tube, its puncture protection will be limited.
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