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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c Tire (HS 440)
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c Tire (HS 440)
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c Tire (HS 440)
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c Tire (HS 440)
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700c Tire (HS 440)

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Description

Ride off into the sunset and beyond.

A new tread pattern updates the incredibly flat resistant Marathon Plus, which continues to be the go-to for touring, commuting and recreational use. Features include the newly-developed Smart Guard puncture barrier, a belt made of a special flexible rubber that is especially resistant 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.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Specifications

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Threads Per Inch: 67 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Made in: Netherlands 

Black/Reflective - 700c x 25mm

Weight: 580 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100766 

Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

RimSize: 622 mm

Width: 25 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 

Max Pressure: 115 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 740 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100767 

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

RimSize: 622 mm

Width: 28 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 

Max Pressure: 100 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 32mm

Weight: 830 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100768 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

RimSize: 622 mm

Width: 32 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 

Max Pressure: 95 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 35mm

Weight: 890 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100769 

Tire Width: 37mm (1.5in) 

RimSize: 622 mm

Width: 35 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 35-622 

Max Pressure: 85 psi

Black/Reflective - 700c x 38mm

Weight: 1000 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100770V 

Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in) 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 38-622 mm

Max Pressure: 85 PSI

Width: 38 mm

Black/Reflective - 700c x 45mm

Weight: 1100 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100771 

Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in) 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 45-622 mm

Max Pressure: 70 PSI

Width: 45 mm

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Reviewed 4/8/2024
by JimK
Cycling Enthusiast
near Palm Springs CA
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Super rugged tire but rugged to install

I have installed these on my wife's road bike because we live in the desert near Palm Springs and thorns are a common problem for cyclists getting flats. These may be the most rugged tires I've seen. The good news is that I think she's had one flat in five years (friends have had multiple flats in a month). The bad news is that these are accordingly stiff and challenging to install, especially when new. Last time I used zip ties and this really helped. YMMV.

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Reviewed 1/7/2023
by marc f.
Daily Commuter
toronto, ON, CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
reliable tire

Great winter tire, I live in Toronto and my bicycle is how I get around all year every day. I use the Marathon Plus for the winter, from about December to end of April, every year. My first set lasted about 3 seasons (maybe four?) and I just bought a set to replace those for 2022/2023 season.

I ride a Fuji Feather fixed for winter, 700x25 (n the summer I ride 700x28 gatorskins). A Schwalbe 28 would not fit, so consider clearance when sizing your tire, there is a bit more height on the MP.

Pros

- Great puncture resistance for urban riding (especially in Toronto where most "bike lanes" are especially gutters). Very reliable in the winter for this reason (road salt, generally more debris)

- Great tread for channelling away water (you have a fender right?) and decent traction in rain, slush, and snow

- A reliable winter tire

- Good value for the money (especially with a BTD sale)

Cons

- heavy af, i look forward to taking these off in the spring (but thankful for what they do in the winter)

- A real PITA to wrap on the wheel for the first time. Be patient and use re-usable cable ties to make it easier as you go around

- The integrity of the bead is sus - that's how my last set went... the bead line ripped right off on my rear wheel and the front one was pretty close. thankfully it was end of season but what a way to blow a tire. Literally launch and the torque? was enough to tear apart the tire material which was less than 5 years old (and only ridden for 3-4 months of the year)

all that said, unless i find a better winter tire at this price point I'll keep buying these. Way too heavy to use all year though.

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Reviewed 11/25/2022
by Jawz
Norcal
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Amazing Tires

I have these tires on my touring/commuter bike. It's a very large steel bike, used by a very large very heavy rider. And I ride hard and fast. I have had the same pair on my bike for almost 7 years. There's still a lot of life left in them. All of my riding is done in the inner-city and highway touring. I weigh well over 250 pounds. My bike is a double extra large, steel monster that weighs a lot on its own. I have had it loaded up with for panniers, saddle and handlebar bags, and three large water bottles. The bike was carrying well over 300 pounds of weight and I took it on Northern California isingle track. Not only did I not get a flat, my wheels are bang-on true. They have been dead true for almost 7 years with these tires on them. I true my own wheels, but have not had to touch these.

I have gotten two flats over seven years caused by nails penetrating the tire, which is something that is inevitable if you are riding inner city. I ride 700 x 42. Are they heavy? Heck yeah they're heavy! Heavy and bombproof. Get off that 700/23 fanboy bandwagon. Skinny tires are way overrated. And actually not faster than fat tires. Read up. I average 23 miles an hour across the city on these things, and that is navigating people, dogs, and cars so I think that is reasonably fast. . And yes, I have had extremely light carbon fiber bikes with skinny tires on them. Were they faster? Yes. But also extremely uncomfortable to ride for any length of time. And any blemish on the roadway would give me a flat. I actually attribute the speed to the sub 15 pound bicycle more than a skinny tires.

I heart fat tires!!!

Get you some.

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Reviewed 12/21/2023
by Charles beckwith
Eldorado Hills
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very durable

These tires have good tread that is solid traction in all conditions. Especially, stable on wet pavement. They also provide a more stable and smoother ride than other road tires. The reflective ring provides more visibility at night.

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Reviewed 5/7/2020
by Curt the Pilot
Cycling Enthusiast
St. Louis &40IL side&41
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23 of 23 customers found this review helpful.
Great after one ride

I bought 32 mm Schwalbe Marathon Plus to replace the 28's (a Bontrager and a Continental) on my Trek Pilot. Before the purchase I read many reviews and knew the sobering advice that these were hard to mount, especially on tubeless-ready rims. My Trek has tubeless-ready Ultegra 6700 rims. Before mounting the Schwalbe's, I watched a few YouTube videos of the mounting procedure for that tire. Especially helpful was the strategy of working the second side of the tire halfway onto the rim and then securing it with zip ties at 3 and 9 o'clock. Installation was then easy without use of any other tools. I would not say that the tire is terribly tight. The difficulty is that the sidewalls are so stiff that getting the second side on the rim is like wrestling a live snake. When I worked one section on, the section I let go of hopped off. The zip ties were a terrific solution. There was no problem getting the tube tucked safely inside. I was almost disappointed that I didn't have to puff and strain to complete the installation. The trick is mental, not physical.

I am carrying the zip ties with my spare inner tube. I used to carry 2 spare tubes, so some weight saved there.

On the road, 32 miles, the Marathon Plus handled lighter than I expected, though obviously I am giving up something from the 28's. They didn't wobble at all after going up to full pressure, and rode well on asphalt at 70 PSI. For once I didn't bother to avoid the broken glass that I knew was there.

I probably should wait to review the tire, but I wanted to pass on the mounting information while it was fresh in my mind. I expect thousands of miles with no flats. No worries.

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Reviewed 4/27/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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14 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
best puncture resistance available

I won't buy any other tire for commuting. I have never flatted in these, period. I ride all year long in the Midwest. The tread also lasts a long time. Fantastic tire.

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Reviewed 12/4/2019
by Jaythree
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA
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22 of 22 customers found this review helpful.
Amazingly tough tire

A pair of the 700x38mm came on my Salsa Marrakesh that I bought in 2016 as an incentive to get back on a bike after a hip replacement at age 75. Now, 3 years later, I just flipped past 13,000 miles and the tires still have some tread depth. I only had one flat, from a piece of wire that entered through the sidewall. I ride mostly in urban Seattle where broken glass sparkles on the streets along with scattered drywall screws, hose clamps and other debris. The Marathons take it all in stride.

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Reviewed 11/10/2023
by Steve G
Cycling Enthusiast
Chesapeake, Va
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Rugged design, quiet, and minimizes the discomfort of uneven/broken road surfaces

I am a big fan of Schwalbe Tires. I recently completed a "unsupported" trans-America bike adventure using the Schwalbe tires. Covering over 4200 miles in daily riding, I was pleasantly surprised with the quietness and grip of the tires, the way they easily adjusted to well-paved, rough asphalt, and gravel roads without a single tire failure. Last, but not least, the tires had plenty of life (tread) remaining after covering that distance

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Reviewed 1/25/2024
by JB
Daily Commuter
Galveston, TX
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Great tires, Ive been rolling them for years

I use these on my hybrid street bike that I ride 10-12 miles daily.

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Reviewed 12/1/2022
by PR_Man
Cycling Enthusiast
Montgomery, AL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A Year and a Half and 2,500 Miles Later, Looks and Rides like New

Before buying the tire, I read some reviews to the effect that the tire was made out of baloney skins and wouldn't last 2 weeks, etc. I read some good reviews too. I bought the tire and put it on the rear of my Giant Escape 2. After having owned, and used, the tire for a year and a half; and after having put about 2,000 - 2,500 miles on it, I give it two thumbs up. Typically, I ride 30-50 miles a week (depending on the weather). During vacation, I ride considerably more. The tire rides great and shows very little wear! In my opinion, the tires are NOT made out of baloney skins. Rather, it's the "Nay Sayers" that are full of baloney.

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Reviewed 7/13/2018
by Nathan
Daily Commuter
Wisconsin
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30 of 30 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 1/8/2024
by Mark
Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Long lasting

My last tire just like this one lasted 6000 miles. Never had a flat. We have sand spurs in Florida which cause frequent flat tires. These tires are worth every penny.

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Reviewed 1/12/2024
by Veloscotto
Cycling Enthusiast
Sarasota FL
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Quality replacement for original equiptment

Bought as a spare for the original tire. I have had no issues with the original in about 4000 miles of riding. No flats.

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Reviewed 10/20/2022
by Average Jon
Daily Commuter
Vancouver, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
My favorite tires

I've been using these for years. They ride smoothly, are durable, and resist punctures.

The reflective stripe is a bonus.

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Reviewed 7/17/2022
by Richard
Cycling Enthusiast
Massachusetts
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire

I ride a Performer JC70 74-100 miles a week. The original tires wore out in less than 800 miles. I replaced all three tires with the Marathon Plus. The rear bears a lot of weight, but It still lasted just under 4000 miles (replaced it with another Marathon). The fronts still have a lot of tread left and they are at 5100 miles.Never had a flat on any wheel! Another feature of the tire is that when I run them hard I get almost 2mph better average spee, but there is still excellent grip. Overall an excellent tire and I�ll keep using it when replacements are needed.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by D W Miller
Casual Cyclist
Jacksonville, FL
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27 of 27 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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10 of 10 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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Review for Schwalbe 2013 Marathon Plus 700c
Reviewed 3/24/2009
by Dan (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland OR
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161 of 169 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 7/31/2023
by Poop Shoe
Des Moines, Iowa
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Schwalbe Reflective Marathon Tire

Just about Bulletproof... We ride lots of Miles heavily loaded. They roll nice and the Last time I had a Flat was when we were forced to ride loose gravel. It's the only tires I use for Touring.

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Reviewed 12/11/2023
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Miami, FL
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Great ride

Tires a little heavy but roll very nice. 500 miles so far with no flats. Tires went on with no problems and run true. Very happy.

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