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Schwalbe Marathon 20" (406)
Schwalbe Marathon 20" (406)
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Schwalbe Marathon 20" (406)
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
  • Black with reflective sidewall
  • 20 x 1.50" (ISO 40-406) has a 100 PSI maximum and claimed weight of 530 g.
  • 20 x 1.75" (ISO 47-406) has a 70 PSI maximum and claimed weight of 640 g.

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.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Weight: 550 grams

Weight: 550 grams

Wheel Size: 20" (ISO 406) 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Threads Per Inch: 67 

RimSize: 406 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-406 

Width: 40 mm

Max Pressure: 100 psi

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-406 

Width: 47 mm

Max Pressure: 70 psi

Made in: Indonesia 

20 x 1.5 Inch

Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in) 

20 x 1.75 Inch

Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in) 

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Reviewed 9/9/2021
by Anonymous
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Great tires (Marathon 20

Bought one of these about two years ago and it has held up great. So I decided to get more for my trike. They roll easier than my previous tires and look like they are going to last much much longer. I haven't had any flats, I do go overboard with liners and puncture resistant tubes also...flats while out on a ride are not my idea of fun!

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Reviewed 5/4/2021
by Anonymous
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West Michigan
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durable, reliable

This is the 3rd bike I've equipped with Schwalbe Marathon's!! Started using them on my road bike 2 years ago, put them on the tandem my wife & I ride last spring, and now have put them on my "backup" recumbent. They are very durable, puncture resistant, and the rolling resistance seems low. They are a bit difficult to get on, but then again, I don't need to take them off very often!!

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Reviewed 3/12/2017
by OldGuyWhoBikesEverywhere
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Sacramento
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9 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
We did the Trail of the Hiawathas in Idaho wo problem

These are great on my Sun recumbent bike and my wife's Sun recumbent trike. We've done all the rails-to-trails from Victoria BC to Sacramento and back now four times. Only have had to change the Schwalbe's once. We did what we consider the rottenest trail ever, the Trail of the Hiawatha in Idaho and absolutely HATED the trail, the cold, dripping pitch black 1.7 mile tunnel followed by 42 degrees and raining once we exited the tunnel and the roadbed was old railroad rocks that had us vibrating and shook us up totally. Miles and miles without smiles. It was a great test for our bikes - they came out great. A greater test for our Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires which had no difficulty, no flats, no leaks, no blowouts. We were covered in sandy mud at the end of the ride and frozen. Never will we do that trail again. But ALWAYS will keep Schwalbes on our bikes. Bought our tires at BTD and their service is the best anywhere we've found.

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Reviewed 6/22/2020
by Anonymous
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Sanger, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires for a trike.

They are on the front of a 3 wheel trike that are disastrously tough on tires. These tires hold up to the test of being tough. Other tires have worn out in a very short period of time.

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Reviewed 5/6/2020
by Cape Cod Triker
Cycling Enthusiast
Harwich, Cape Cod, MA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Quite pleased

I put a pair of these on the front of my Performer JC-70 trike and have now put 50 miles on them. I inflated to 65 lbs, and had a much more comfortable ride than on the OEM Michelins inflated to 55. Steering is also much surer, and the grip is so good I now have to be careful not to over steer, especially on tight turns. Most important, on one of my regular set distance (10 mile) courses, I gained nearly 2 mph average speed without exerting more than normal effort. Did that course two days in a row just to be sure and the mph held. Overall very satisfied!

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Reviewed 8/21/2014
by Stoney
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Northern Vermont
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12 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire for heavy use Electric Recumbent

My SWB recumbent is outfitted with a rear-wheel geared 450W motor powered by a 48V LiOn pack mounted on a rack directly above the rear wheel. The total weight of the bike is 60 LBS. Add my 200 LBS plus occasional cargo and tires wear out fast!

The Marathon GreenGuard tires have been a great option. After 300 miles there is almost no wear, the ride is smooth and the grip is excellent. The Kendas I was using were replaced at 500 miles.

I highly recommend the Schwalbe Marathon for riders interested in a long-lasting tire with great ride characteristics. As a previous bike shop owner, racer, and family biker I rate these tires as one of the very best cruising/commuting options available.

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Reviewed 1/19/2014
by Idaho Retired
Cycling Enthusiast
Boise, ID
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18 of 18 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 4/30/2021
by John
Florida
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Excellent road wear. Less flats.

I've used these for a year and found they last at least three times longer than the tires at Walmart. Well worth the extra cost. Easy to mount, also.

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Reviewed 2/1/2019
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good

Good all season tire. You can still get flats but seem fewer than what i had used.

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Reviewed 3/1/2021
by Byron
Tucson
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect replacement for the stock tires

Replaced tires on my Catrike Trail. Rolling right now.

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Reviewed 9/28/2017
by Triker Bill
Lancaster, PA.
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Put 3 on my Catrike

I went to the larger 20x1.75 tires on my Catrike Trail. I wanted this larger, wider tire for when I am on a gravel rail-trail. The main thing I like about this Marathon model is the uninturrupted center rib of the tread. This solid center rib gives a smoother ride on a paved trail, and the wider 1.75 tire sits more on the gravel not digging in as much. I like these tires as they are a high quality tire and have the puncture resistand liner. They are lighter than the Marathon Plus tires too. I have been running them at 60 psi. Good stuff! )

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Reviewed 1/31/2020
by Anonymous
Snohomish, Wa
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Nice tires

Comfortable ride

Good grip

Low rolling resistance

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Reviewed 6/30/2017
by erw
Cycling Enthusiast
coast of oregon
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Florence, Oregon 97439

Great for touring, good protection and rolling resistance.

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Reviewed 6/12/2017
by TrikeRider
Cycling Enthusiast
Alton, illinois
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Ore comfort and speed.

These tires are as comfortable at 70 lbs as the OEM tires were at 40 lbs. they defiantly roll faster and farther, as I have picked up a couple of mph in my average speed. I know they will last longer it took a couple hundred miles to wear of the thin bits of rubber left from the casting.

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Reviewed 4/14/2017
by RWS
Cycling Enthusiast
AkronCleveland, OH
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Top of the line tire that holds the road great.

I use these tires on my TeriTrike. I do a lot of brake steering and these tire are fantastic. Hold the road great with good tread life.

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Reviewed 2/20/2017
by Reciumbentman
Cycling Enthusiast
Western NY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
GREAT TIRES

I have run these tires for years both regular riding and touring -- great resistance to flats which is great when you are fully loaded on a tour.

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Reviewed 1/6/2017
by Porkchop
Cycling Enthusiast
Cape Coral, FL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Gold Standard for Touring Tires

I've been riding Schwalbe Marathon tires on my touring bikes for many years and consider them to be the standard by which all others are judged. This is my first set of 20 tires for a recumbent trike. So far they are just as good as the larger sizes. Only complaint is they are a bit expensive when compared to similar products from competing manufacturers,, but I guess you pay the premium for the best.

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Reviewed 10/28/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Low rolling resistance. Good value

Just installed a set on my folding bike replacing stock Kenda tires.

These are so much nicer. The lower rolling resistance is very noticeable. Good traction and ride.

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Reviewed 9/14/2020
by Norb
Casual Cyclist
Wis.
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Very good tire good wearing and reasonable prices

This is a excellent tire for my recumbent trikes

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Reviewed 2/27/2016
by LSB
Cycling Enthusiast
Idaho
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Choice for an ElliptiGO

Elliptigos have an internally geared hub in the rear that makes fixing a roadside flat a real pain. After way too many flats with a Kenda tire we went in search for a tire that was more puncture resistant. We chose the Schwalbe because of the Greenguard feature and have never regretted it. We have these tires on both of our GO's and have not had a flat on either bike for over 2 years and counting. That is saying a lot here in the land of the Goathead thorn. They are a few grams heavier than the previous tire but the puncture resistance more than makes up for any increase in rolling resistance.

Another benefit of the Scwalbe Marathon is it gives one the confidence to ride hard packed gravel trails like the famous Hiawatha Trail in Idaho where they do not recommend street tires.

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