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With a new tread pattern, this classic touring tire continues its legacy of incredible puncture resistance and durability, making it still the go-to option for the most demanding urban or trekking applications.

The Marathon Plus features Schwalbe's newly developed smart guard puncture protection belt is made of flexible special rubber that offers particular resistance to thorns and shards. The outer rubber is extremely hard wearing and features a grooved tread for traction on dirt and gravel roads. The Marathon Plus also has a reflective stripe on the sidewall for enhanced visibility.

This version of the Marathon Plus is available in 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO; 115 Max PSI), 700c x 28mm (28-622 ISO; 100 Max PSI), 700c x 32mm (32-622 ISO; 95 Max PSI), 700c x 35mm (37-622 ISO; 85 max. PSI), 700c x 38mm (40-622 ISO; 85 max. PSI), and 700c x 45mm (45-622 ISO; 75 max PSI). Wire bead. Black/Reflective Stripe.

Please note that due to its extra-thick tread, this tire runs ~2mm wider/taller than typical Schwalbe tires. As such, the ISO width printed on the sidewall is actually greater than the common size printed on the tire (example: 700c x 35mm = 37-622 ISO). To avoid confusion, we sell this tire by its common 700c measurement, not its wider ISO measurement.

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Made in: Netherlands 

Black/Reflective - 700c x 25mm

Weight: 580 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 

Max Pressure: 115 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 740 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 

Max Pressure: 100 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 32mm

Weight: 830 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 

Max Pressure: 95 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 35mm

Weight: 890 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 35-622 

Max Pressure: 85 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 38mm

Weight: 1000 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 38-622 mm

Max Pressure: 85 PSI

Width: 38 mm

Black/Reflective - 700c x 45mm

Weight: 1100 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 45-622 mm

Max Pressure: 70 PSI

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 3/24/2009
by Dan (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland OR
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127 of 132 customers found this review helpful.
The best wet weather commuting tire ever.

I've been using this tire on my fixed gear rain bike for the last 4 years. I'm on my second set and have had one flat. Yeah the tire is heavy and hard to mount the first time but the puncture resistance and traction is worth it. I even put a set on my cargo bike because I definitively don't want a flat while carrying a load. Do yourself a favor and get a set of these tires if you ride where road debris is killing your current tires.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 1/16/2014
by chadButler
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Scio, Oregon
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
easy mounting

I can't stand peeling the skin off my thumbs trying to mount difficult tires without tools so I was a little concerned reading through other peoples reviews that these tires would be difficult to mount. My experience was completely different. These were some of the easiest mounting tires I've ever used (and I go through a lot of tires and wheels). I mounted them up on some heavy duty touring wheels and since weight obviously was giving way to reliability I used a super thick slime filled tube. I'll wrote down the date I mounted them so I can revel in the acievement of running a tire 'til the tread is gone without ever getting a single flat. That's the confidence I have in these tires. Confidence isn't always something you can purchase. Thanks Schwalbe! Thanks Biketiresdirect!

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Reviewed 9/4/2014
by george
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Boston
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
best commuting tire for the worst commute

I live, commute and train in the Boston Area, I'm not joking when I say my commute is almost entirely pot holes and broken glass (3 miles) and I have about 5 miles of that to get out of the city to get to decent training roads. The Schwalbe's have never let me down. I average about 1400 commuting miles each year and I seriously have NEVER had a single puncture with these tires until they start to get old and dry and that usually takes about 3-4 years. I commute every single day, rain, snow or terrorists since 1991 and these are the by far the best tires I've ever ridden. my only complaint is that they run big The 700x25 doesnt even come close to fitting on my road bike. I rated them a 5 on the steal scale because even though they are expensive they reliably last along time.

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Reviewed 8/28/2014
by EastBayOldspoke
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San Ramon CA
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Great tire if you do not want flats

I was tired of flats and was getting sidewall blowouts with Gator Skins. We were planning an 800 mile trip on the coast from Washington back to the Bay Area. I needed a puncture proof tire. My research turned up the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. I bought them knowing they were difficult to install. And they were, but because they are almost bullet proof they are very stiff. It took a couple of attempts to seat the tube where it would not be pinched by the sidewalls. A good technique is to get them on the wheel and closely inspect the tire to insure it does not pinch the tube. This tire is for those who do not want flats.

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Reviewed 8/9/2014
by Thanemcc
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Alexandria, VA
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Great commuting tire

I commute daily to work, about 13miles each way.

My route is over a combination of paved trails, single track and a few creek crossings.

My old kendas failed, and purchased these schwalbe.

Thus far, excellent tire for all weather riding over mixed terrain. Good grip without excessive rolling resistance.

Bit of challenge putting them on (as described in previous reviews) but possible without leves.

Excellent purchase, good ROI.

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Reviewed 7/13/2014
by PDX Biker Glenn
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Vancouver, WA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
High Reliability for Both Touring and Commuting

I commute daily in all weather and do loaded touring. I am on my second set of these tires. I rode my first set for 9,200 miles with only one flat at 7,900 miles. By the amount of tread wear, I probably could have gotten another 1,000 miles plus out of them. I changed them only because I wanted a fresh set of tires on a 9-day tour. One criticism frequently heard is that these tires are heavy. Heavy compared to what? On tour or commuting in the rain in the dark, reliability and the resultant peace of mind are paramount. Hard to mount? Perhaps, but you only mount them once. Like any new tire, they are stiff. But I was able to mount them with fingers only (patience and easy going is the trick). Rims might make a difference - I use Velocity.

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Reviewed 7/22/2014
by Vincerunner
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Central California
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Great tire, will buy more

I bought this as a commuter tire as I can't afford to spend time changing tires during my commute. I was surprised on how comfortable these tires are. Definitely better than the Conti's / tire liner combo. I have full confidence in these. Weight-wise, I don't care and unless you are planning to race, neither should you. I'll put another set in my touring bike.

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Reviewed 6/13/2014
by Anonymous
Chicago
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
New tread

So far so good. I like the new tread pattern. Works well for my urban commuting needs. Grippy in the wet anf I would say it rolls faster than the older pattern. Some say they're slow but I think you just need to understand that what you may lack in speed you more than make up for in puncture resistance. You know you only get flat tires when you actually have to be somewhere.

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Reviewed 5/23/2014
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Bullet Proof

Best multipurpose tire I have ever had on ANY bike! Super durable & great performance/handling in both wet and dry conditions. They are a tad bit on the heavy side, but I'll take that in exchange for their toughness.

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Reviewed 5/8/2014
by KCBiker
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Kansas City MO
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Fantastic Tires

Would reccoment these tires for any city rider/tourer. Great traction, durable, no flats in hundreds of miles and the reflective sidewall is a nice touch for visability. Can be difficult to mount the first time but worth ever minute.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 3/8/2014
by Anonymous
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
For long distance touring these are the best tire on the market.

St Petersburg, Russia to Madrid, Portugal, 5000 miles no flats. Buenos aires, Argentina to Lima Peru also 5000 miles and no flats. No tires better.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 2/14/2014
by Aggie
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Orange County, CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Durable & Long wearing

I use this tire on my commuting bike. It has been great. 1 year of riding and no flats (most important consideration). There is still plenty of tread. It may be a little less supple than other tires but since I don't want a flat at 4am this is a wonderful tire.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 1/14/2014
by Jack
Orlando
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Exceptional tire for 'worry free' touring

My first impression is 'awesome'. I use these on my 'city' bike, which is also my 'beater' road bike. I get a smooth ride with the 28s and great handling, especially cornering. I don't worry about all the small roadway debris and patches of sand that I might with my 23s.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 11/23/2013
by Mr.Easy
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Reno, Nv
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Best commuter tire out there

Best commuter tire I've ever used. Zero flats in almost 2 years of daily loaded commuting.

Switched the front and back when rear showed wear.

Hard to mount first time. Use zip ties to temporarily hold tire.

These tires will not get you on the podium

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments

Hi,

Thanks for the review! We don't actually recommend swapping your front and back tires—instead, we suggest moving your front tire to the back and purchasing a new front tire. The rear tire does wear faster, but it's important for your front tire to have a good tread, since the majority of your traction will come from the front tire.

Thanks,
Stacia

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Reviewed 7/4/2014
by JerC
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Webster, NY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Tire

I have only had it mounted for a little over a week, too early to tell if it will prevent the flats I was getting with my old tire. I am impressed with the quality of construction of the Schwalbe tire. One thing I can say is that I had no problems whatsoever in mounting it on the rim. It went on quite easily.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 2/4/2014
by Juice
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LosAngeles ,CA
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Exelent tires to ride in the city

I love that fact that I haven't got one flat since I've got my Scwalbe marathon plus tires.The down fall is that you lose speed ,but I guess ill save the Schwalbe Ultremo DD for the friendly races.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 1/24/2014
by Mork
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Tucson
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Good tire for Hybird Street and hard dirt

This tire works well on my old beat up 7100 trek. I use this bike for errands around town, mostly paved roads and some hard packed dirt. No flats so far. This is a much better tire then what the locale bike shop had to offer (prices about the same).

This tire has that hard rubber feel to it so flat tires are not likely. If you do get a flat it will be by something big and aggressive like a big nail of large cactus thorn (I live in a desert). Tire also has some kind of built in liner so no need to add that liner strip you can buy at the bike shop.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 11/4/2013
by springfield biker
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Springfield, MA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
the toughest tire I know

I have ridden these for thousands of miles on city streets and they have been almost puncture free. They are heavy and very difficult to mount when new, but if reliability is the priority as it is for me, they are outstanding.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 11/11/2013
by Vashon Cyclist
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Seattle area
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
A solid and stable tire

I am a 4-season bike commuter (37 mile round trip), and have switched to a set of Marathons for the winter cycling season in Seattle. One thing I need in my daily commute is a sure-footed tire that is not prone to flatting. The Marathon comes through nicely in both counts. They are significantly heavier than the gatorskins I use during the spring and summer, but well worth it for the winter riding security I need. I recommend these tires.

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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 10/28/2013
by Anonymous
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Wears like Iron, rides like solid rubber

These are the most puncture and wear resistant tires I've ever ridden. There is a weight and liveliness penalty, but that's not why you buy them. Owned three different sizes on different bikes, never a puncture in many thousands of miles. Rear tires last a few thousand miles before wearing through to the blue layer. They handle fire roads and limestone trails well. Very round and they mount well, too.

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