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Schwalbe Marathon Tires

BodhiTree2012-04-25 02:17:59 +0000 #1
My current tires haven't had a puncture over 4 years of use, but they are getting old and worn. They are Vittoria Randonneurs.

I'd like to try Schwalbe Marathons. Many people seem to like them. There are many models of Marathon. Which ones do you like for commuting?
Melalvai2012-04-25 02:25:45 +0000 #2
I didn't realize there were so many models. My regular tires are Plus, the studded tires are Winter. It also says "Performance Smart Guard" on the tire, but I don't think that's part of the model?
soprano2012-04-25 02:42:56 +0000 #3
I have Supremes. Pricy, but they roll really well and in 20 months I've had 1 flat, from an extremely sharp and nasty 1/2" nail that would have put a car tire out of commission. I commute through an urban area with all of the usual road debris you get in the city.
Sky King2012-04-25 03:39:34 +0000 #4
The Marathon Plus is little beefer than the Marathons but both are a great tires. Also the Dureme. We stock Schwalbe: store.biketouringnews.com/schwalbe/ , in sizes for touring and commuting and are always willing to answer questions.
BodhiTree2012-04-25 02:48:47 +0000 #5
Thank you all for your answers.

Sky King, I found the inflated size chart you linked very helpful.

It looks like the Marathon Plus would be perfect for the way I ride. How is the traction on wet asphalt and smooth packed dirt?
Melalvai2012-04-25 04:22:38 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by BodhiTree

It looks like the Marathon Plus would be perfect for the way I ride. How is the traction on wet asphalt and smooth packed dirt?

Mine have been fine on wet asphalt. I don't ride much on dirt so I can't say.
Wahine2012-04-25 02:56:18 +0000 #7
DBF did a bunch of research on these as he wanted to order some for an event he will be doing. Here's what he said "You can't go wrong with Marathons. A heavier tire has a thicker tread which will be more puncture resistant. But I'd definitely recommend getting the ones with the reflective stripe on the sidewall."

Hope that helps.
shootingstar2012-04-25 05:24:19 +0000 #8
I have these tires on my bike. They're great and yes, durable.

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