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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c

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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 47mm (47-622 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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Reviewed 7/13/2018
by Nathan
Daily Commuter
Wisconsin
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tires

I use these for commuting and rail trail riding. They are great tires. I have about 500 miles on them now and they show little if any wear. I ride about 80 or more miles a week and these are my tire of choice due to there durability and lower rolling resistance.

I recently did 151 miles in 3 days on the Sparta 400 series of trails and these did well, they are not quite as good as other tires in soft ground and really not made for sandy spots but I was actually pleasantly surprised how well they handled that rail trail over all.

These tires corner very well, very good grip on asphalt.

One thing I will mention, these are not the tires I will use for winter, I use the Schwalbe GT 365's for that. I will also use the GT 365's if I am going to ride mostly soft or a little more technical terrain.

As an over all commuter or hard pack tire these are absolutely awesome. Buy them and ride them with confidence.

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Reviewed 7/17/2018
by Reese
Cycling Enthusiast
Alabama
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best tire ever!

I have around 4000 miles on mine. The tread still looks brand new. Never had a puncture. Just ordered a backup set.

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Reviewed 7/20/2018
by Timothy
Daily Commuter
New Orleans
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Hands down, the most durable tire on the road

Absolutely the best way to prevent flats aside from proper pressure maintenance. The streets of New Orleans are in an awful state and broken glass is a regular hazard but it's no problem for these tough as nails tires. I burn through tires like crazy by commuting and courier work on bike but with these, I get at least 30% more time on the road before needing replacement. Bike Tires Direct sale price couldn't be beat.

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Reviewed 7/6/2018
by Lucy
Cycling Enthusiast
Oahu
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Heavyweight

The Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires (700c x 35) were purchased to ride the Rhine River Cycle Trail. Everything you read says they won't go flat...and I believe that. They are built tough...heavyweights. Touring however is about riding light. After wrestling the Marathon Plus tires onto my wheels I discovered it gained 5 pounds - and I discovered that the hard way. The airlines told me my bike suitcase was 5 pounds overweight. So I had to shuffle my saddle, chain and other items into my carry-on at the last minute. My touring bike is one of those bespoke beauties that has 'S&S' couplings which allows me to put it on a plane in a suitcase. My lesson was learned - weigh the suitcase after you change gear.

What's more, I could no longer get my wheels into the suitcase with the tires mounted...they were just too big. I had to twist-turn them to fit into my case. Twist-turing your Schwalbe Marathons is like 'two wraps and a hooey'. You'd better fact check that! These were hard for me to mount.

I actually mounted and rode on the rear tire with the bead hanging over the edge of the rim. This had to be user error. I think I got the tube in twisted and did not allow the tire to seat properly. My bad mounting job made a bulge and the bulge rubbed on the bead. I hope my tire mounting error doesn't cost me a tire. This speaks well of the tires as they didn't just pop off the rims.

I've purchased the Panaracer Panela ProTites (700c x 35) to replace the Schwalbe Marathons for my Rhine River Cycle Route tour. They are half the weight and they are folding! I don't expect a lot of broken glass and thumb tacks along the European bike trails.

I'll use the Schwalbe Marathons on the roads here in Hawaii because the locals throw their Aloha (glass, cans, garbage) along the roadways.

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Reviewed 7/9/2018
by Anonymous
Glen Ellyn , IL
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Good Looking rugged tire

A bit difficult to get on the rim given the extremely stiff side wall but once you get it on it looks great and rides smooth.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by D W Miller
Casual Cyclist
Jacksonville, FL
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13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Tire

I ride a Specialized Crosstrail hybrid. I got the bike in 2011 and by now have logged over 20,000 miles on it using these tires. I have not had one flat. I ride almost exclusively on pavement, some trails and bike lanes on main roads. These tires have performed flawlessly. I highly recommend these tires (I also use only Michelin A3 Protek Max tubes). I am 73 years old and hate getting flats (which, in years previous, have had many).

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Reviewed 2/2/2017
by pmarty
Daily Commuter
Atlanta, GA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great commuter tire

I have rode about 200 miles with these tires so far. They are a great fit to my commuting rides. Most of my commute is on roadhighway shoulder, with a lot of debris (gravel, metallic parts, broken glass from wreck etc), typical from the Atlanta suburb roads, sometimes I need to ride on sidewalks or grass as well. I was riding 700x23 before and struggled to avoid flat tires, so I needed an extra strong tire that would fit on my road bike. Those tires are exactly this. The combination of thick resistance and low pressure (I put 5 bars), makes them very robust. This is a faster alternative to riding my moutain bike for this commute.

The downside is performance of course the grip and low pressure are not comparable to 700x23, and they are a bit rough to install (due to the thickness). But again I needed puncture resistance and the flexibility to ride on anything when safety dictates it, so all in all I give it 5 stars as it does the job suberbly.

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Reviewed 6/11/2018
by Anonymous
Madison, WI
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Just what i needed for a commute that has a couple of miles of gravel trails.

Tread seems to be wearing very little. Happy with my purchase.

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Reviewed 6/15/2018
by Gregg
Daily Commuter
Seattle
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Great grab, silent, and tough

You can go wide with this tire. No much loss of rollability from thinner, less contoured tires. I was using a really flat tread Conti, but the Schwalbe has given me much more confidence going over rocks, curbs etc... I ride tubes at 90 psi rear, 80 psi front

BTD.com did a fantastic job of getting my tires to me quickly with zero hassles.

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Reviewed 6/8/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Palo Alto, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
3000 miles without a flat

I recently replaced a set of Marathon Plus tires that were on a tandem for 3 years. I rode partially on gravel and probably had close to 3000 miles on the set without a flat. Unfortunately, one of the new tires had a sidewall blow-out after 100 miles, presumably due to a manufacturing defect. BikeTiresDirect replaced the tire immediately with zero hassle. Great service. I'd give the tires 5 stars, were it not for the blowout.

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Reviewed 5/28/2018
by David
Mesa, AZ
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great ride feel

These tires ride real nice, no complaints, and no flats in the first month (300 miles).

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Reviewed 5/21/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Heavy and strong

Well what would you expect for a heavy tire with a big hurkin thickness like a car tire. PUNCTURE resistant.

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Reviewed 5/24/2018
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Port Townsend, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So far it's been great

I've only put few hundred miles on this tire, but it seems to live up to its billing. I mostly commute and part of my route has quite a bit of glass etc. and I've had no problems so far. Downside- price.

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Reviewed 5/14/2018
by geerussell
Casual Cyclist
Detroit, MI
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Great product so far

I got a pair of 700 x 35s with my order being handled promptly and accurately. Out of the box the extra material and puncture resistance you pay a premium for doesn't take a scale to notice and my old tires felt lightweight and cheap by comparison.

Warnings about installation difficulty are mostly true. It took a few minutes to wrestle them on to the rims but this was accomplished with just two plastic tire levers for tools and now that I'm used to them it'll probably be smoother next time around. A small price to pay if they live up to the promise of fewer flats.

The tread rolls smoothly on pavement and overall they're a very comfortable ride with about 100 miles of rough and glass strewn street riding on them so far. While a final verdict has to wait until I see how the puncture resistance plays out over time the tires make a great first impression and I'd recommend them.

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Reviewed 4/14/2018
by PJW
Cycling Enthusiast
New Yoe
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent quality touring tires

Good performance bearing in mind they are the 38c version. I read a lot of reviews about the difficulty of fitment but I got them on in less than five minutes and found them easier than some of the lightweight tires with Kevlar beads I use on my other bike. All in a great tire for touring or rough urban roads. I have t taken them too far off the pavement but they are fine on gravel bike paths.

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Reviewed 4/12/2018
by multi biker
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Toledo, Ohio
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Multipurpose tire for all around riding.

Tire rides well and provides additional traction over a treadless road tire. Usable three seasons. Tire is heavy but I have not noticed it while road riding. Very comfortable.

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Reviewed 4/9/2018
by Anonymous
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Venice, FL
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The tire holds up much better than any other tire I have tried.

I ride 140 miles a week . These tires hold up and are punture resistant.

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Reviewed 9/29/2017
by Coop.
Cycling Enthusiast
Oakhurst, California
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire, great and quick service with an actual human being to help me get what I needed!

I use a 45 MM tire for cross country cycling which is hard to find in any brand! It took only five minutes to get my order together and a few days to get possession of it and get me on the road!

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Reviewed 4/2/2018
by Anonymous
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WA State
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire

Use on my touring bike. Loaded I am 275 lbs with me, bike and gear. Ride these tires in 35's. They roll out, handle the load and pretty much anything the road throws at them. Have ridden hotdry and coolwet. Reliable grip for cornering under load. Touring tire that exceeds expectation. Road debris is not much of an issue.

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Reviewed 12/26/2014
by Fire Guy
Cycling Enthusiast
Tacoma, WA
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12 of 13 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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