I've been using these for several years for daily commuting and the occasional long road trip. They last and last and flats are truly rare. Excellent traction, too. I wouldn't use anything else.
So, I searched for new tires to out on my Panasonic Sports Deluxe with Araya rims. 27 1 14 size. I primarily commute 2 miles RT per day, with some 5 to 10-mile trips each week. These Schwalbe Marathons have been fantastic. I've had them a month and a half. I've rode over broken glass, annoying pebbles, and sticksleaves with no trouble. No flats so far. I pump up to 80psi with the straight (no bead) Araya rims. Love the reflective strips - they look great on my bike and I feel safer. I highly recommend them.
this tire has a nice smooth, comfortable ride. it was easy to mount on the rim, and i like the reflective strip. i believe it is worth it. i highly recommend this tire & would buy it again.
Excellent all-around and ultra-long-life tire. Superior traction and cornering. Has done especially well over broken glass, potholes, and gnawed macadem of Baltimore City's streets and alleys. Fine for offroad (e.g., C&O canal towpath), too. Don't need to buy again because the tires don't seem to wear.
Retrofitted to a 70's Schwinn Varsity, so even more weight is not an issue.
I have been very happy with these tires, using them for daily city commuting all summer. I had multiple flats with my old wheels and havent had any problems since I put these on. My commute route includes a lot of broken glass as I pass a very busy waste transfer point with garbage trucks coming and going (and losing cargo in the process). Didnt have any problem seating them with tire levers.
I've been riding on these tires for 2 years and that is why I re-ordered them for my sister.
I ride 50% bike path and 50% road (20-50 miles a week) and I've never had a flat on these tires. I'll never buy any other bike tire, ever again, but these.
Thanks for a great product at a reasonable price.
These tires are a great value, especially at the price, and given the points you can earn towards other purchases via this site. I do a lot of city riding that involves riding through sandy driveways and over terribly uneven and rough pavement or tracks with loaded rear panniers and I have not had one flat in the last 6 or so weeks since purchase, even though I routinely ride through intersections littered with small glass shards (the hazards of living in a college town). The treads are awesome, I always feel secure riding through sand and going around turns quickly. The rotational pattern is easy to spot yourself even without the helpful arrow on the sidewalls, and speaking of sidewalls, the reflective band on each one is a great addition to these tires. I can see it working just sitting in my living room with a light on. I feel very comfortably riding over grass and dirt on these, and I don't notice much added resistance in comparison to smoother, thinner tires. Even better, my old tires were a huge pain to seat and unseat, but these tires were relatively easy for me to get on and off when I was demoing a flat fix to a friend. I only needed one tire lever to unseat and nothing but my two hands to reseat. I am sure these tires will be awesome on my next tour.
After reading other reviews, I thought that I would take a chance with the Schwalbe tires. I have had them for a couple of months now. NO FLATS! This is from someone who commutes EVERY day on his bicycle. Fourteen (14) miles each way, five days a week. So far they have been worth every penny I spent on them!
I use this tire for a back tire because it never goes flat. I ride about 1,500 miles a month and it lasts about 6-9 months, and no flats! I run 90psi in it and have had 95 with no problems. It's a good firm ride and good grip. I'll keep buying this tire as long as they sell it.
Have always had excellent results with the Schwalbe Marathon series tires Very flat proof. A little difficult to mount but it is unlikely you will have to mount it more than once.
I commute on these tires about 10 miles every day and love them. I had some super-cheap tires on my bike and was always getting flat tires. With these, however, I haven't had flat since I installed them (7 weeks, at the time of this writing).
I would definitely recommend these to others.
I use this tire on a older 27 ten speed I use it on the back cause it never goes flat. It rides well on streets and semi rough trails. I put 95psi in it and rolls good. Basicly never had a problem and very rarely a flat and I ride 3-400 miles a week.
Use this tire for my old 27 10 speed.Very good durability as far as tread wear is concerned!!! Puncture resistance is above average though one time a shard of glass got me after just putting on the brand new tire !!!