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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.

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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150 of 157 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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Reviewed 9/4/2014
by george
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Boston
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16 of 16 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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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 1/16/2014
by chadButler
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Scio, Oregon
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20 of 21 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 12/26/2014
by Fire Guy
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Tacoma, WA
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11 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Tire Touring

I seldom write reviews but I felt it necessary for a superior product. I purchased a set of Schwalbe Marathon tires about two months ago. I must admit when the bike tech recommended these tires I was doubtful & put off by the price. I've put 300 miles on these tires and they look like the day I installed them. I see no signs of wear and the rubber nibs (even on the center of the tire) are not wearing. I ride on pavement but do encounter some debris, I haven't had any flat tires & traction is excellent in all conditions. I inflate the tires 2-3 psi less than the recommended maximum pressure of 85 psi & get a reasonably smooth & comfortable ride. If the tires are inflated to 75 psi the ride is very smooth. I can't say enough good about these tires. I would buy these tires again & again for touring & commuting. This is one great bicycle tire!

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Reviewed 9/25/2016
by Dave
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Awesome tire

In the year since installing this tire I have put around 2000 miles on them. I live in the goat head thorn capitol on the planet and have not had 1 flat. I also have slime tubes and use a teflon tire liner.

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Reviewed 9/16/2016
by Vicjim
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Victoria, BC
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Trouble Free Tire

I used a set bought from biketiresdirect for 5 years, lots of kilometers (I'm Canadian) never one flat. Just sold the bike, purchaser felt tires still looked good. Difficult to mount when new (700-28) but I was glad to see it was a bit easier to mount after I had to replace a broken spoke and true the wheel. Used bike on roads and hard pack gravel trails, good traction ( of course skinny tires and loose gravel not very compatible). Well worth buying.

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Reviewed 7/21/2016
by RandomGravy
Daily Commuter
Durham, NC
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So far great ride, no flats and the reflective sidewall is great

I bought 700cx32s for a Specialized Sirrus. The original tires were ok but the rear tire was pretty well worn after about 3000 miles. After about 700 miles on the Schwalbes I have not had a flat or any other issues. They went on much easier than I had expected. After getting the first bead and tube in the trick I used was to seat a bit of the second bead then use an old tube or zip tie to hold it in place. Then working around i pushed the bead until i felt it seat. I was able to get the last bit over by hand. Since then it has been even easier as the tire has conformed itself to the rim. I had to remove the tire to repair a broken spoke not a flat.

I like the ride on these. They hold well on packed gravel as well as pavement. The rolling resistance seems good and the bike handles well. So far no significant wear is apparent even on the rear tire. The tires are also fairly quiet which I like a lot. The reflective strips are great for visibility and recognition. So far I have no complaints.

I am a daily commuter and regular cyclist and appreciate the long wear and durability of these tires. They are more expensive than some tires but the freedom from flats and other insults is well worth the price if you are riding as much as I do.

They seem to be true to dimension externally. Some people may be confused about the inner tube dimension as the extra layer reduces the interior space for the tube. So for the 32s you might get a 28mm tube.

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Reviewed 8/28/2014
by EastBayOldspoke
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San Ramon CA
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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 5/8/2016
by Hoosier AL
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Northern Indiana
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Many happy miles coming?

Just bought these 700c 32's, replacing the OEM tires on my Trek 520 Disk, for an upcoming tour, after seeing nothing but positive comments in blogs, journals and sales sites. The only negative that I saw about them was that they were difficult to get onto the rims. While the wire bead was a little stiff I found they went on quite easy (less than 10 minutes each), with about 2-3 psi in my tubes. After a short ride on an imaginary slalom course I really like the way they feel turning. I am not concerned at all about how many potential miles I will get on these tires as there are many who have attested to the durability.

A big shout out to Bike Tires Direct for the speedy delivery.

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Reviewed 10/27/2015
by CO biker
Ft. Collins, CO
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires, no flats

Just rode 220 miles on The Katy Trail, packed gravel (sharp) and some goat heads.. Everyone else on the trail complaining of flats. We had these on 2 bikes and no flats.. Rode smooth with good traction on the gravel.

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Reviewed 11/10/2015
by Elbrent
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Southern Idaho
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Bullit Proof Tire

Bought these on sale, mounted up and took the trip from Astoria Oregon to Crescent City California. Put on 400 miles since. Not one flat. They ride great, feel great and still look great. If you value a worry free life, buy these tires!

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Reviewed 11/27/2015
by A.C.
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Slidell, La.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Really Nice Tires

Replaced my flat-prone Giant tires with the Marathon Plus 700-35 on my Hybred Roam 2. I ride urban, rails to trails, and some off road, too. 3,000 miles a year.

Pros These tires ride really nice with no flats in almost 1,000 miles. The reflective strips on the sidewalls are surprisingly bright ! They really are a cool looking tire.

Cons They were a bit snug to get on the rim. You don't just pop them on. It takes a little bit of work. The tires were shipped promptly, but to my surprise they were folded up in a small box and it takes a little time to work the kinks out of the wire beads. I would like to see Schwalbe make this same tire with a Kevlar bead.

I am pleased with Biketiresdirect and will definitely order these tires again when the time comes.

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Reviewed 11/1/2015
by R. Peon
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
3200 miles no punctures

Tour from Key West to Calais Maine. Not a single puncture. No problems at all.

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Reviewed 11/11/2015
by Markz
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Boston
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4900 miles to First Flat

I have been commuting to Boston for the last 8 years now. After the first three years of struggling with tires that would barely go 500-600 miles before first flat I am happy to report my highest mileage set of Schwalbe Marathon tire 4900 friggin miles! How about that, for 18-months in service! The highest Schwalbe Marathon tire service life I've experienced before this set of tires was around 3500-miles, and the time before that was almost 4000 miles. The extra weight is trouble-some, but it is an fair trade-off for not having the inconvenience of a flat on the commute. I've only had one tire that didn't go the distance-when I rode over a broken bottle bottom, dunno how I missed that in the road-cut clean across all the tire casing, so I don't think there is a tire out there that could have with stood that kind of cut.

I'm sold on this tire, it's the 5th or 6th pair I've purchased. I'll keep coming back. Thanks Schwalbe for making a quality durable product.

Mark Zieg

Boston

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Reviewed 8/26/2015
by Larry
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best tire for it's purpose.

If you do loaded touring on the road this is the tire to use. This tire seems to be the most popular among the long distance experienced tourists. I also use it for commuting in a 32mm 28mm configuration and am quite happy with how smooth they roll. No they don't take off like a rocket but once up to speed they're fine. They really do last forever compared to most tires. But best of all they have great flat resistance which keeps you on time for work or wherever your going.

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Reviewed 6/19/2015
by pdxsteve
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portland
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Still going strong

I've been using this tire for training and long distance rides. Great puncture resistance and durability. I've worn the tread completely off and it is still going strong with no thread showing.

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Reviewed 6/8/2015
by Mike
Portland, OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire but insanely tight bead

I have sets of these tires on 2 bikes and I really like the durability and reflective stripe.

However - it's a challenge to mount these tires on some of my newer rims, especially some of the low volume ones that are tubeless-compatible. Really tight to get on.

Regardless, I'd buy again in a second.

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Reviewed 4/30/2015
by Brad
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Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Reliability better riding experience

Just replaced the 700 x 35's on my Salsa Vaya after a couple of puncture flats on the stock tires. I have used this tire on my other bikes as well and have simply not had flats. For me it is well worth the price for not having to deal with stopping, unloading tools, using another tube or finding and patching the puncture, smiling and thanking everyone who stops to ask if I need help, putting it all back together, inflating, inflating, inflating, loading up again.... (you have been there). I would rather just ride and skip the drama. If that suits you as well, these tires are for you. Besides that, they are a fine feeling tire on the road, the equal of any I have used for quality of rolling, turning and stopping.

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Reviewed 4/10/2015
by Dave Az
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Puncture resistant, good grip

I recently put these on my hybrid Scott bike. my OEM Schwalbes (semi-knobby with Smart Sam) lasted over 3000 miles but we're prone to punctures from goat heads. I was getting flats almost every ride. they weren't great in the rate wet that we rarely get in the southwest. with the Marathons, no flats in 300 miles so far. these are definitely grippier than my other tires were. a little less compliant ride but I can accept that as a compromise. tires are not light but also not an issue. I will be putting these on our other bikes too, very happy with them.

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Reviewed 4/21/2015
by Mark J.
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Cadiz, OH
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tires

Durable and very well made.

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Reviewed 3/23/2015
by bikeman5882
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NW Louisiana
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth rolling,good all-weather traction & security about flatting ,& reflective sidewall,gotta love it!,

I use this tire as rear on my commuter.Rough roads & lots of sharp trash make this tire a godsend!

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Reviewed 3/29/2015
by Fire Guy
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Tacoma, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Tire-Updated Review

I've put 700 miles on a set of Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c tires. I ride in wet & dry weather in western Washington these tires provide sure footed traction with no slipping on wet pavement. I haven't had any flat tires. I haven't noticed any visiable signs of wear & the tires roll smooth. I highly recommend the Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c for commuting & touring.

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Reviewed 3/31/2015
by Jim
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Florida and NJ
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome tires. Finally not having daily flat issues had with Treks original tires.

Got good reviews from many people and are deserving of these good reviews.

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Reviewed 10/6/2015
by GEDinLA
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South Louisiana
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1 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Not sure it's all that...

Let me start by saying that this is probably more of a vent than a review. I was hoping the puncture resistance of these would live up to Schwalbe's boasts of being The only true flat-less tire.

I have been riding these tires for less than 2 weeks (few hundred miles) on clean roads and on the shoulder of rural state highways - relatively clean but some gravel, debris, broken glass, etc. I didn't really expect them to be flat-less and I was impressed with the apparent robustness and quality of the tires. Unfortunately, today I managed to pick up a nail that punctured the tread and exited out of the sidewall. The damage to the sidewall is enough, imo, that the tire is no longer road-worthy. Thirteen calendar days on the bike and the tire is shot. -(

I doubt that any other tire would have faired better and I have no way of knowing if these tires saved me from other prior flats. The point of my comments is to add balance that in my limited (and certainly unlucky) experience with these tires punctures do happen. I am left wishing I had more confidence in these tires. Will have to keep looking.

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Reviewed 2/27/2015
by davidlcoop
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San Francsico
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great upgrade tire!

This tire is wonderful. The tire has a solid ride. I like the reflective surface, really bright at night.

A true upgrade from traditional tire offerings. I highly suggest a try.

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Reviewed 12/13/2014
by The Black Rider
Trenton NJ
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
bullet proof tire for a city full of bad roads

Due to liw income and its cheap rent I was forced to move to Trenton NJ. Its roads and infrastructure are some of the worst in Jersey.Anyway, the Schwalbe Marathon Plus keeps me safe and sound! I don't even have to think twice about blazing through shattered asphalt or filtering past cars using the gutter filled with sharp stones and glass. The dead of Winter is so not the season to be fiddling with a flat tire.

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Reviewed 1/12/2015
by Anonymous
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Wash. State
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Rides well but is a bit slow and heavy, no surprise.

I purchased 700x28c Marathon Plus tires. This is a bomb proof tire, and will go on a touring bike with lower grears. I originally put it on my main road bike, it is slowed me down more than I expected, probably due to weight. I replaced it with same size Gatorskins, which are much lighter. Keeping them, but putting them on a touring bike.

If you find the drop in speed unacceptable, look for a lighter tire. Otherwise, they are bombproof. And there are times when I really need a bombproof tire.

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Reviewed 10/23/2014
by Just Will
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Chicago, IL
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
The tires I used to make my 700c close enough to a 26 wheels

Early in the season, I did ride with one of my buddy and he rode his 26 Surly LHT while I rode my Jamis Bosanova. The snow had just melted and there were some some parts that were soggy and the path was still a mess and also some parts that was just plain gravel. I was envious that he passed through any of these with ease.

I knew I'd never trade in my Bosanova and I couldn't afford having another touring bike at home, so getting bigger tires was my only option.

I found out the maximum I could put on my bike was 700x42 and after researching I found that the Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x35 was close to 700x38 because of the extra thickness, so these are what I got now. I could've put on some cross tires, but I wanted something that is more puncture resistant. Plus, I have had good lucks with Schwalbe's warranty.

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Reviewed 1/7/2015
by Anonymous
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Cadiz, OH
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tires

Great quality in these tires.

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