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Schwalbe Marathon 20" (406) GreenGuard

Schwalbe Marathon 20 (406)Schwalbe Marathon 20 (406)
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Tough enough for long trips but light enough not to weigh down your commute, the Marathon has gained an excellent reputation as a reliable tire for worry-free touring and city riding.

  • Green Guard puncture resistant belt
  • Extremely durable Endurance rubber compound
  • ECE-R75 certified for use on e-bikes (even up to 50 km/h)
  • Wire bead
  • 100 maximum PSI
  • Black with reflective sidewall
  • 20 x 1.50" (ISO 40-406)
  • 550g

20 Inch Sizing Note: There are two sizes commonly referred to as "20 inch" which are not interchangeable. This size features a 406mm bead seat diameter (to ensure compatibility, this measurement should be printed somewhere on your existing tire or rim). The width measurement for the 406 size is almost always expressed in the form of a decimal (e.g. 1.50), not a fraction (e.g. 1 1/2). If you are unsure about which size fits your 20 inch rim please contact us.

Weight: 550 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-406 

Max Pressure: 100 psi

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Made in: Indonesia 

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Reviewed 1/19/2014
by Idaho Retired
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Boise, ID
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
No Better Tire Than a Schwalbe

I discovered Schwalbe tires when I bought my first 2 wheeled Volae recumbent in 2006. I found them to be so reliable that I put them on my upright Trek too. I began to truly appreciate them when I moved from the moderate climate of the CA bay area to retire in Idaho in 2012. Out here, the extreme summer/winter temps make chip sealing the default method of road surfacing. I put these on the front wheels of my new Catrike Expedition recumbent trike and I really love the ride. Trike front wheels don't lean in turns so they take considerably more abuse and wear than a 2 wheeled bike. They stand up really well to the local roads that more often than not feel like riding on train tracks. I use them with Mr. Tuffy strips and together they provide me with many no-flat miles both in town and out on the never ending farm roads around my home. I have an internally geared rear hub that can make changing a tire more of a pain than normal so I run a 26 Marathon Plus in the rear for added security. Sure, they are pricier than most but well worth the performance and dependability. It just doesnt get any better than Schwalbe and I have found that BTD usually has the best prices and inventory.

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Reviewed 1/24/2014
by John
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Gulf State Park, Alabama
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Excellent - so far.

My wife was being plagued by flats caused by sand bur thorns with the OEM tires on her Trident Spike II trike. After some research, we decided on using these as a replacement. So, far, after a month of steady use on the trails of Gulf State Park, we have had no more flats. These tires just looked and felt like a stronger tire. In spite of that, I had no problem installing them on the 20" trike wheels. So at this point, we are very pleased with these tires.

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Reviewed 11/24/2013
by fab_fourd
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Boise, ID
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great performance and value, but small issue with quality

Use this tire on our Bike Friday tandem. We have used only Schwalbes (Marathon, Marathon Plus, Greenguard) since purchased (7 years - about 30,000 miles). They always provide superior wear and puncture resistance which is why we continue to buy. This last purchase of Greenguard had a bead defect which caused a near sidewall blow-out. Seems to be a general production issue as we also had a similar defect in a 700C Marathon Plus.

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Reviewed 1/6/2014
by Belcaro Biker
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Valencia-Ojai, CA
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Tracks evenly on both front wheels of my recumbent trike.

Replaced the original Schwalbe Marathon at 4,235 miles riding on designated bike paths and bike lanes. The tires track & wear evenly provided the air pressure is constant. The only negative issue is that it takes a bit of effort to remove and replace the tire onto the rimI'm not too mechanically inclined, ride every morning 6-25 miles except when it rains, at least 1 50 miler every 2 weeks, and 1 100 miler every other month.

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Reviewed 10/25/2013
by NSTriker
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Falmouth NS, Canada
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Excellent tires

These are the front tires on a Catrike Road. I have cycled about 450km on them, and they are showing no signs of wear. I find them comfortable even with the 100PSI pressure, great grip in both wet and dry, and a very good road tire. They are poor on the trails and have very little grip in sand or gravel, but that is not what they are intended for, nor do I use them in that way.

Because trikes don't lean, the tires don't generall last as long. While my last set were pretty worn out by this point, these tires show very little wear at all.

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Reviewed 10/6/2013
by ''bent tandem riders
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Roeland Park, KS
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300 miles and dead....

Sidewall separated from the rubber in multiple places after about 300 miles leaving us stranded....rear 26 put on at the same time is still holding together just fine. Tire was used on a RANS Screamer, inflated to 100 PSI

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Reviewed 10/21/2013
by oldbentrider
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Canaan NH
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
good all around tire for pavement or rail trail

I use these tires on a rail trail as well as pavement. A pressure less than 50 gives a better ride on the gravel surface of the rail trail. A pressure of slightly higher is good for traveling on pavement. I found a pressure of about 47 to give a satisfactory ride on both surfaces as i travel 2 miles of pavement to the railtrail. So far they are wearing well. With about 500 miles on them they are just wearing the mold stripe in the middle away. Watched the video of how to put them on a rim without tools and they go on just as easy as the video said they would. Overall very satisfied with the performance.

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Reviewed 10/7/2013
by Mark
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Wisconsin
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great tire, good price

I've used these tires on my recumbents for years, never had a flat. I got this one to replace a cheap tire that I didn't trust. These feel strong, although they might slow me down a little. BTD had the best price.

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Reviewed 11/22/2013
by jayo
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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it's a Schwalbe, after all!

put on my Bike Friday for touring, because the one came with the bike was only good for maybe 1500miles.

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Reviewed 8/15/2013
by Anonymous
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Bisbee, AZ
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Great tires for my Bike Friday

Have put several hundred miles on these tires since receiving them a few weeks ago, both on paved roads and on dirt. They ride very well.

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Reviewed 8/5/2013
by Anonymous
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Blacksburg, VA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice tire for recumbent trikes

Nice tire that provides a little more traction on rough riding surfaces. So much more traction that I almost flipped my trike the first time I negotiated a sharp turn. Make a little more noise on pavement than I am use to but I am use to it now.

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Reviewed 7/2/2013
by Spike@spikestrikes.biz
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Amsterdam,N.Y.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Schwalbe tires are good performers

I install Schwalbe Marathons on all my Trikes that are traveling on rough terrain to provide a safe and long lasting ride

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Reviewed 6/21/2013
by Joe Rock
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N.J.
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They come as advertised.

I'm using these tires with my folding bike.They give me a very smooth ride. They were

very hard to put on. I had to go on youtube & learn how to mount them on my rims.

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Reviewed 6/4/2013
by Joe Rock
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New Jersey
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Tire

Comes as advertised. Excellent tire. Very difficult to mount on wheel if you've never done it before. I learned how to mount this tire on youtube. Searched for "mounting schwalbe tires." Once I learned the tricks, it's now a piece of cake.

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Reviewed 3/16/2013
by Anonymous
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Sequim, WA
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Great tire

Nice tread, seems substantial and seems like it will last. Much better than the baloney skin that came with the trike!

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Reviewed 3/4/2013
by cshelton39
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Clinton, MO
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Not a lot of rolling resistance, hoping they protect against flats!

Paired these tires with thorn proof innertubes in an attempt to prevent getting flats. I have internal hub gearing that makes changing a flat rear tire extra difficult in the field. Tried to use a No-Mor-Flat donut in the rear but it was just too heavy and did not hold a good tire shape which introduced way too much rolling resistance. Can tell the combo I have now added additional weight over the original tire and tube setup that came with the bike. The Schwalbes allow a higher inflation pressure than the originals which evens things out. Enjoying the lowered rolling resistance and the piece of mind of an almost puncture proof system.

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Reviewed 2/18/2013
by mork
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Tucson AZ
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Just a good tire for a BIKE FRIDAY NWT

I picked up a pair of Schwalbe 20 inch tires for my BIKE FRIDAY.

BIKE FRIDAY is my traveling bike.

I like the higer tire pressure, great for city riding.Tire is not yet too thin so I can navagate dirt roads and some gravel.

I keep a log book on all my bikes and my last set lasted over 4 years before dry roiting, not bad for living in the desert.Most bike tires only last a year before the desert air destroyes them.

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Reviewed 10/23/2012
by NJTriker
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West Orange, NJ
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Great performance tire for any recumbent!

Needed performance tires for better speed durability. Found Tires Direct in Internet search. Posted reviews convinced me that I had found what I needed!

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Reviewed 9/25/2012
by Anonymous
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louisville
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
tires

Time will tell how they hold up. These came on my new velotechnik trike and one was defective so I had to replace it. I hope the new one is more durable than the one that came with the bike.

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Reviewed 8/27/2012
by Anonymous
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Illinois
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Extremely solid tire

I have ridden with both the 20 X 1.5 100 PSI as well as the 10 X 1.75 75 PSI Schwalbe tires on my recumbent on a 4300 mile coast to coast tour across the U.S. I had only 1 Flat. My son utilized the same tires on his recumbent and also had only one flat. We swapped out tires at our halfway point just out of principle rather than necessity. The tires were doing fine and we had no problems. Our only flats were on the 1.5 100 PSI tires.

The rolling resistance difference between the two tires in negligible. The wider, lower pressure tire (1.75 75 PSI) felt more forgiving with pavement defects, linear cracks, and rough surfaces and provided a more secure ride.

Nothing comes close to the quality and security of this tire except for maybe a Schwalbe Marathon Plus! You may pay more dollars for this tire, but you will not be dissapointed in its reliability and performance.

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