Same here with 23 and 25.I might just have a numb arse but between 23-32 I really cant tell much difference in feel. It's only when you get to 35c that I start to feel the tyre absorb the road rather than skip over it.
Your arse may vary. Results are wholly unscientific.
Again, all other things being equal (which they rarely are), a narrow tyre should puncture less. It's a question of probabilities. A narrow tyre sees fewer potential puncture objects. Think of a tyre the width of the whole road - it's going to hit every tack, thorn and shard of glass.Lighter, more supple (more expensive) tyres of whatever size will make far more difference than a size-change within a given make. But you do trade speed for puncture-resistance.
.I asked for 700 x 25c.I had been using 23c of another well known tyre.I find the Greenguard superb.Much smoother and dare i say it 'faster' well it seems easier to cycle, like gliding over the road.
I've found Marathon Greenguard to be a very easy-rolling tyre, and comfortable if some experimentation is done with pressures. My old 531 Dawes Jaguar has these in 28 mm and for poor roads littered with debris they are probably the best compromise of p*ncture resistance and weight. I've not felt the need to "go nuclear" with M+.Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus 700x28 on my road bike, which is the max width i can get on there with no room left for guards. They're very similar to the Marathon Greenguard with the same level PP and at a cheaper price.
These tyres feel much better on our potholed roads and rougher surfaces like uneven gravel canal paths. Very happy with these tyres for my particular use and i'll probably use them in wider sizes on my other bikes when tyre changes are due.
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