The Schwalbe Marathon Mondial DD 27.5" tire is designed to be the ultimate touring tire, regardless of the presence of asphalt. With a deep and aggressive tread pattern that pays homage to the Marathon XR, this tire is capable of conquering roads, tracks or trails on all continents.
Featuring Schwalbe's most sophisticated TravelStar compound, the base, shoulder and center of the tire feature unique compounds for a smooth rolling and durable tire. To provide the kind of puncture protection needed when touring over hundreds of miles of chip seal, Schwalbe has included the Double Defense V-Guard technology throughout the sidewalls as well as under the tread.
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Threads Per Inch: 67
Tire Type: Clincher-Folding
Wheel Size: 650B (ISO 584)
Tire Width: 50mm (2.0in)
Running these tubeless on my Surly Midnight Special commuter and all-around urban exploration machine. Although not as quick from a dead stop and out the turns as the Gravelkings I was using before, I was willing to compromise the heavier weight and suppleness for something that would offer better flat protection and durability. Overall, I'm very impressed with how well these hold up to all the broken glass and detritus. The lugs offer a good bite on softer ground and gravel alike. Rolling resistance isn't a problem once you have the inertia -- that's why these are touring tires rather than racing tires, after all. Although quite pricey, based on other reviews as to the amazing longevity of these tires, I'd say the value is strong if the protection holds up for all those miles of use.
These tires are great for avoiding flats from thorns that are prevalent in the summer and fall dry months in Northern California where I live. I have this tire on the rear of my Cannondale treadwell ebike! They are heavy, but the chance of less flats is worth the extra weight!
Local Bike Shop failed on installing these using the little plastic tire leavers, but I'll get a better tool. Schwalbe Marathon family of tires is my go to tire!
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