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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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4 of 4 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 9/25/2018
by Danrack
Cycling Enthusiast
North Eastern CT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect choice

I bought this tire to replace the dirt tires on my Trek 8.5 DS. My daily ride is 13 miles and involves rough Connecticut rural roads with 2 miles of dirt road thrown in for good measure. The tires have performed flawlessly on all surfaces, I cant imagine a tire performing better. Next week I tackle the Great Allegany Passage and C&O canal. I have no concern regarding theses tires.

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Reviewed 10/1/2018
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Cedar Falls,IA
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Excellent tires

Smooth riding and good traction in sand.

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Reviewed 9/20/2018
by Anonymous
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Great tires, my second set of Schwalbe Marathons

Mounted a set of these on my and my wife's hard tail 29ers since we use them mostly on the road as our commuter bikes and 'gravel grinders' on weekends. Wanted tires that had good puncture resistance and wear qualities. Previously had a pair of Schwalbe Marathons on both bikes and wore them down to the inner puncture resistant layer so we've had good experience with them.

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Reviewed 10/27/2018
by Anonymous
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Good tire but heavy.

This tire offers great punctue protection but at the cost of high weight per tire. Bought for a cannondale caadx. I found my bike time was not increasing so i pulled the continentals off my old bike. I do like the tires but to heavy for my needs. Ride mostly on streets and paved rail trails. Tire would be great for someone that commutes with there bike.

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Reviewed 10/15/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
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What do you expect from a tire that has the thickness of some automotive tires. LOL

Crazy think and heavy. Definitely for folks that don't like to change a flat in the rain. They do what there supposed too.

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Reviewed 10/16/2018
by Anonymous
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New Jersey
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Durable Tire

Very durable and smooth ride, but very difficult to get on the rims. Recently rode 400 miles thru the Adirondacks with full gear and no flats or any problems.

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Reviewed 10/5/2018
by Jacob
Daily Commuter
Colorado
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I've circled the earth twice on a bicycle. These are the tires I use.

After 5000 miles or so I'll run them at 10psi less than max to help prevent the side walls from tearing. I've run the 35 and 42 width. I could get about 8k-9k miles out of the tires on a loaded touring bike.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by D W Miller
Casual Cyclist
Jacksonville, FL
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15 of 15 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 7/17/2018
by Reese
Cycling Enthusiast
Alabama
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2 of 3 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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2 of 2 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 7/9/2018
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 7/6/2018
by Lucy
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Oahu
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2 of 3 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 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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Reviewed 9/4/2014
by george
Competitive Racer
Boston
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19 of 19 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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Reviewed 8/28/2014
by EastBayOldspoke
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San Ramon CA
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6 of 6 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
Cycling Enthusiast
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 3/24/2009
by Dan (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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Portland OR
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159 of 167 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 6/15/2018
by Gregg
Daily Commuter
Seattle
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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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