For the e-bike that goes the distance.
The Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 700c Tire offers maximum riding safety at high speeds and on long tours on your e-bike. The highest Marathon quality tires refined for the special demands of an E-Bike give puncture protection and safety you'll want when cruising. The patented SmartGuard protection layer is additionally supported by two layers of RaceGuard fabric to keep you on your way and free of flats. This Smart-DualGuard protects even better against sharp objects.
Great control and ride comfort.
The ADDIX-E compound, specially developed for the use of E-Bikes, provides outstanding grip even at high speeds and also maximum durability. Schwalbe takes into account the need for a smooth ride and the Marathon E-Plus rolls surprisingly well thanks to high-tech materials. The anti-aging sidewall prevents for much longer the unsightly cracks caused by use with low air pressure. The new carcass construction reinforces the sidewalls with a further layer of fabric and thus stabilizes the tire for even more load capacity.
The tread profile of the Marathon E-Plus is modern and dynamic. The E-Plus™s tread depth makes is extremely versatile for touring and trekking. E-Bike: Of course, ECE-R75 certification makes the tires ready for E-Bikes of all classes. The available sizes are consistently geared to the requirements of modern E-Bikes.
- Flat-less. Even better protection against sharp objects, the Marathon features a SmartGuard belt with two layers of RaceGuard Fabric
- With this tire's wide range of use, you can ride on the pavement, trails and on gravel roads, safely
- Easier rolling = low rolling resistance and prevents excessive drain of your e-bike's battery
- Maximum riding safety allows for exceptional grip and low wear
- Greater stability to allow you to carry larger loads
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Tire Tread Color: Black
Tire Sidewall Color: Reflective
Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead
Tire Color: Reflective
Threads Per Inch: 60
Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
Weight: Approximately 980g (40mm), 1140g (47mm), 1180g (50mm)
700 x 37mm - ADDIX E
Mfg PartNum: 11159077
Tire Width: 37mm (1.5in)
700 x 40mm - ADDIX E
Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in)
Mfg PartNum: 11159053
700 x 45mm - ADDIX E
Mfg PartNum: 11159058
Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in)
700 x 50mm (2.0) - ADDIX E
Tire Width: 50mm (2.0in)
Mfg PartNum: 11159055
700 x 55mm (2.15) - ADDIX E
Mfg PartNum: 11159056
Tire Width: 55mm (2.2in)
This is actually a follow up on a review from years past. Now that I've put on 3k miles on my Class 3 e-bike, I'm pleased to say;
-I've gone without a flat. I live in a big city and the streets have plenty of opportunities to flatten a bike tire.
-The tires improved the comfort on my ridged bike.
-I have not rotated my tires and there has been only a modest amount of wear on the back tire and almost none on the front.
I'm ONLY 500 some miles into this tire, so I cannot give it an overall approval yet, as I'm expecting 4k to 5k miles out of it. However, at the 8% to 10% mark I'm not disappointed. I'm running it on the rear, with a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme on the front (which I've reviewed favorably on this site). Yes this is on an e-bike.
The tire mounts on the rim in a straightforward manner. It takes a couple fill/deflate cycles to get it to seat evenly. That's standard for Schwalbe times, in my experience. These are not tubeless, which is okay, but I'd like the next generation to have that option.
Due to how it's made and what it's made for, the tire is not a lightweight. Not a bantamweight either. Welterweight? Yeah, especially since you gotta run a tube. BUT, it rolls, baby. One of Schwalbe's claims is that it's above average in rolling resistance. For a 2.15"/55mm balloon, I'm very happy with the speed I get oughta this thing.
The grip is almost as good as the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. I can corner without fear on wet, slick tarmac doing 18 to 20 mph. Go ahead. Lean into it.
But there's another BUT . . . there's been a puncture. I'm not gonna make excuses for the tire, BUT there is a LOT of junk in the bike lanes and on the roads this year. More than I've seen in 31 years of commuting in the Portland OR metro. Nails of all kinds and screws and glass and sticks and whole trees and lots more leaves hiding all of it. So even with the SmartGuard and the RaceGuard I got a puncture. Nope. Not bulletproof.
When I replace this tire, I'll try to remember to update this review with any other observations.
I use this tire on a Trek Verve+2 E-Bike.
The highest recommended air pressure for this tire is 70 psi. I thought that this psi, compared to a road bike tire, would cause a drag on the motor and me. But, this isn't the case. I get a very smooth ride with very little road or trail resistance.
I recommend the Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus700c tire.
I replaced the Schwalbe gravel style tires that came on my Trek Domane+ HP class 3. I ride exclusively on road so decided to look for tires that make more sense after going through three sets in 12,000 miles (which I thought was good).
I didn't realize ebike specific tires were made but thought it was a smart idea, so I gave them a go. I was impressed with the potential 10,000 mile life some say they're getting but the road tread and strong build quality was the clincher.
I have 500 miles on them and believe they're great. They do feel heavier and could be eating some battery life but it was also getting cooler out so it's hard to be sure.
I recommend these tires.
UPDATE: less than 100 miles after the previous review, the tire blew it's bead, and thus, blew off the rim. Fortunately I noticed upon riding out in the dark morning there was a "flat" spot causing a "thump" and got less than half a mile on the commute before turning around for home. Ten minutes after parking the bike, I heard a loud bang from the garage and knew without looking the tire blew. The rubber ridge holding the tire to the rim was hanging loosely from the tire.
I think part of why the bead blew off was that during the final week of this tire's life, I also had one puncture per day. Two of those required demounting the tire and patching the tube. Three of those punctures did self-seal from the sealant infused tubes.
Less than 600 miles is not stellar performance for any commuter tire, and especially poor for Schwalbe tires. Replaced this with a Marathon Supreme 28x2. Now looking at Goodyear Transit Tour tires as a possible replacement when needed.
If you like super low-maintenance like me, you probably like the idea of fewer flats, and tubeless sounds like a hassle (having to replace slime every once in a while). Living in the desert, goatheads are the bane of cyclists' existence. So to reduce punctures on my daily commute I went with these tires and Schwalbe's more puncture-resistant TPU tubes (the lighter tube weight helps offset the heavier tires a bit...although I was actually impressed that these tires aren't crazy heavy considering their much thicker construction)
My e-bike is a harsh ridding and rigged speed pedalic. Below is my comparison of my previous light weight tires the Schwalbe Durano 700c x 32 in contrast the heaver Marathon E-plus 700c x 40.
Pros of the Marathon E-plus
-The ride is a bit insulated. Hitting a big bump or pothole at high speeds my bike maintains better control. It's as if I plow over as opposed to being launched.
-Tracking is improved, feels more sticky. I have greater confidence when unexpectedly coming across water or sand, especially on turns.
-The harsh ride of my bike a bit smother, but not nearly as much as I had hoped for. Not to blame the tires, my next speed pedalic will have a front suspension.
Cons of the Marathon E-plusi
-Modest reduction in speed top speeds on flat surfaces and hills.
-Modest reduction of battery milage.
-A bit less nimble when quick turning.
I don't have the experience any other tires for this bike, but overall I can say that the ride is much different and I prefer the change that the Marathon E-plus provides. Because of my lack of tire experiences with this bike, I can't say that these are life changing or are the best tires.
One final note, the Marathon E-plus appear to be much taller, most likely due to the added flat protection. If you have fenders or if you currant tires are tight fitting, the Marathon E-plus might not fit.
After getting a puncture in a kenda tire I swapped to the E-Plus. At almost 500 miles in the tire tread hasn't worn. No nics in the tire. Used as a daily commuter and have had to run over some glass and 3/4 diameter rocks in the bike lanes on a frequent basis without any punctures. Also handles dirt well. Will add a review when close to end of life.
I replaced my old tires with the Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 700c Tire for my E-Bike. Because of the added thickness, I could tell a difference in the comfort of the ride. I really appreciated the reflective sidewalls since I do a lot of night riding. The tires also roll nice. (I inflate my tires near max)
All-n-all, I would definitely recommend this tires.
I replaced the stock Kenda tires on my e-bike and only wish I had done so sooner. I chose Schwalbe Marathons primarily for their puncture resistance, but they've made an amazing difference in ride and handling. They are smooth, quiet, and have a great grip on the road. A+
I'm commuting the area in Louisiana that was hit by IDA, and we still have construction debris fairly regularly. I tried cinturato velo on my ebike but it was still very flat prone. The Marathon e-plus is still picking up occasional flats from long wood screws and nails but the more minor cuts and punctures have stopped.
My first cross country touring adventure. Rode well over 2,200 miles in 2019 on Old Route 66 leaving Santa Monica California To St. Louis Missouri and south east back to Atlanta. Two and a half months on the road and never had to change or fix a tire. Not a single flat, best tire I've ever had on a bike and I plan to put them on my new bike.
I needed a good tire to ride on the sandy beach. The Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus 700c Tire has a perfect tread design for
great traction and stability on non firm surfaces.
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