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Schwalbe

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Reviewed 1/18/2021
by dgcollum
Daily Commuter
PDX
Overall Rating
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Not bulletproof but doin' okay

I'm ONLY 500 some miles into this tire, so I cannot give it an overall approval yet, as I'm expecting 4k to 5k miles out of it. However, at the 8% to 10% mark I'm not disappointed. I'm running it on the rear, with a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme on the front (which I've reviewed favorably on this site). Yes this is on an e-bike.

The tire mounts on the rim in a straightforward manner. It takes a couple fill/deflate cycles to get it to seat evenly. That's standard for Schwalbe times, in my experience. These are not tubeless, which is okay, but I'd like the next generation to have that option.

Due to how it's made and what it's made for, the tire is not a lightweight. Not a bantamweight either. Welterweight? Yeah, especially since you gotta run a tube. BUT, it rolls, baby. One of Schwalbe's claims is that it's above average in rolling resistance. For a 2.15"/55mm balloon, I'm very happy with the speed I get oughta this thing.

The grip is almost as good as the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. I can corner without fear on wet, slick tarmac doing 18 to 20 mph. Go ahead. Lean into it.

But there's another BUT . . . there's been a puncture. I'm not gonna make excuses for the tire, BUT there is a LOT of junk in the bike lanes and on the roads this year. More than I've seen in 31 years of commuting in the Portland OR metro. Nails of all kinds and screws and glass and sticks and whole trees and lots more leaves hiding all of it. So even with the SmartGuard and the RaceGuard I got a puncture. Nope. Not bulletproof.

When I replace this tire, I'll try to remember to update this review with any other observations.

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Reviewed 1/15/2021
by MGG2021
NCWashington
Overall Rating
tough and fast

I got these tires to go with the new. Campagnolo wheelset I recently acquired to upgrade my aging Felt 65, which has gone through assoerted wheels and tires over the past 15 years of hard riding. These replaced my bontrager hardcase racelights, which have been my go to off and on with Conti Gatorskins. Both of those other tires were reliable and tough, but tended to wear out too fast, becoming more prone to flats in the rough PNW roads where I mostly ride. So far these Schwalbe Durano Plus tires seem to wear longer, ride more smoothly (size 25c vs the 23c I mostly ran with the other tires). No flats so far after about 1000 miles. I feel faster on these, even though they are a bit heavier.

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Reviewed 1/7/2021
by Neurocycler
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern California
Overall Rating
Smooth and grippy but punctures easily

After 2 months of use, I can say the tires feel great. Smooth, fast, and grippy. I agree with the other reviewer that the bead is very difficult to remove, but this will vary by rim. I am running Zipp 303s, and taking them off the rims isn't too hard but getting them on is one of the most difficult bead/rim combos I have ever struggled through. My main complaint is that the rear has had 2 punctures too large for sealant. I am considering switching to a more durable tire in winter and going back to the Schwalbes in the spring.

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Reviewed 1/4/2021
by Lowell
Cycling Enthusiast
Overall Rating
Excellent tire

This tire combines durability with excellent traction. I've had no issues with this tire, other than it is very hard to install it over the rim. I've ridden on it for several hundred miles on fairly rough paved roads without any issues. I hate having flats on my rides (who doesn't?) and I plan to stick with this product for the foreseeable future. I had been a loyal Continental guy for > 20 years, but after several recent flats I made the leap to Schwalbe.

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