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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" Tire

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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" Tire

The lightly-treaded Marathon Plus uses a kevlar belt for puncture resistance. Perfect for MTBs on the street, commuter bikes, and more.

  • Silica compound for easy rolling and long life
  • Marathon Plus features New Smartguard puncture protection to resist thorns, shards, and even thumbtacks
  • Dual Compound Technology with Race Guard puncture protection (india rubber and nylon fabric)
  • Built-in suspension which absorbs over 36% of vibrations at the handlebar
  • Kevlar-MB belt puncture protection using a combination of natural rubber and Kevlar fibers
  • TPI: 67
  • Weight(claimed): 740g (26oz)
  • Tire pressure: 55-100psi (4 - 7 bar)
  • Puncture Protection: SmartGuard
  • Max Load: 95 kg
4.8 / 5.0
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My ideal Communter tire
Using my bike as a commuter, I want tires that are as reliable as a car's. The Marathon Plus definitely fulfills that catigory.

I often hear a tik-tik-tik sound while riding. I stop to pull out goat-heads, tacks, glass, even a nail. Then I continue on my way - no harm done. In 9K miles I have had exactly 1 flat. It was a 3/8" peice of wire; I accepted that as a worthy opponent.

They grip in rain and dry pavement well. I ride from -5°F to 105°F and the MP is great through that entire range.

The tires are on the expensive side, but they are extremely long wearing. I have included a picture of my rear tire at 9K miles. The tread has nearly worn down, but I expect to get another 3K+ out of them before the protective foam shows through.

Be warned that the bead is very stiff; it can be difficult to mount. I can mount most tires with my bare hands. I have to use tire levers to mount the MP. This intoduces a danger of tube pinch puncture, but be careful and you won't need to mount the tire again for a very long time.

PROS: Good grip in all weather, Low Maintence, Durable

CONS: Can be difficult to mount, Heavy
February 24, 2012
Location:
Reno, NV
This tire is bombproof
This tire is bombproof. I have not had a flat tire for over two years. The tires are difficult to mount initially, but soften after a week. They are heavy, they double the weight of a wheel set. But they are as i said, bombproof. I've removed glass shards from the tires without leaks or flats. They must however, be properly inflated. They feel a little sketchy if you go through corners at 25 mph with under inflated tires. I switch them out for race wheels when necessary, but for everyday use, they're great. I have em on all my rides, road, cross/commuter, fixie.
February 2, 2009
Location:
San Clemente, Ca, Usa
Best Tire Ever
I love these tires. They make my commuter bike roll so smooth. No flats yet. Should have bought these sooner.

PROS: Fast, Reliable

CONS: none
March 21, 2012
Location:
British Columbia
My only tire!
This is my favorite tire to ride. I have never had a flat on any wheel I have these on and I ride them daily. They absorb the road well. You can even run them on low pressure (usually out of laziness) without fear of pinch flats. I ride hard and pound my wheels, pot holes, bunny hops, riding off curbs, cobbles you name it these tires are money!
Yes the 28c is heavy than nearly every other 28c but it is worth it. If you are a roadie who needs a lighter tire try the 25c it's not nearly as heavy and has all the benefits still.

PROS: Smooth ride, Durable, Flatless, Good Traction

CONS: Challenging to mount, Heavy

BEST USES: Touring, Commuting, Road
February 28, 2012
Location:
Queens, NY
Worth the money and...
Worth the money and weight. Allows me to omit the extra tire when touring. The tire absorbs bumps and vibrations well.
May 23, 2010
Location:
Tarrytown, Ny
Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires
This is one of the most bomb proof tires I have purchased.

PROS: Durable

CONS: Heavy

BEST USES: Casual Riding, Road Biking
January 18, 2016
Location:
Houston
Excelent, durable, close to puncture free
We use Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour on all our touring bikes and trailers.

They are excelent - the best touring tires we have used (and I have more than 110000 miles of liaded touring) . They roll well, are close to puncture free (picking countless goadheads and glass shards out of them with no punctures), and durable (last for about 6-10000 miles).

On the downside they are a bit heavy (but preferable to puncturs), and a bit hard to install (we use metal tire levelers - no problem).

PROS: Puncture Resistant, Durable
April 6, 2016
Location:
Drammen, Norway
outstanding now for a MTB equivalent
Been using it for almost two years in Albuquerque NM home of hard hitting goatheads. Have run through unexpected patches of them brushed them off the tire and on back my way. The rolling resisitance for my foldable bike is great and I would buy this again and if available for my MTB

PROS: Easy To Install, Durable Anti Goathead, Durable
May 11, 2014
Location:
albuquerque,NM
Ride with peace of mind
I commute every day through narrow, pot hole ridden, Indian streets that have all types of tyre shredders lying on the road like nails, glass, screws etc. I started riding an year ago on stock tyres and had 4 to 5 flats in the first 3 months. I decided to buy these after seeing plenty of positive reviews and am glad I did. Have since ridden 1500 miles on them and not a single flat!
April 25, 2017
Location:
Bangalore, India
peace of mind
This is a great set of tires. Puts your mind at ease when traveling long distances. 8,000 miles later, tread is gone, and zero flats.

PROS: Stiff, Craftsmanship, Longevity

CONS: Not carbon neutral, Heavy
February 29, 2012
Location:
Chicago

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