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Schwalbe
Marathon 26" Tire HS420

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Roll on, and on, and on.

Schwalbe's Marathon tire is a classic touring tire with amazing puncture resistance and durability. This 26" Marathon fits standard mountain bike rims, and it's tougher than ever and robust enough for everyday transportation.

The 3mm thick Green Guard puncture protection belt offers improved flat resistance compared to previous models, and it's made from 1/3 recycled materials, making it easier on the environment, too. In addition, the Marathon boasts a refined Endurance Rubber compound, for even longer service life than the hard-wearing original version and better resistance to cracking.

Reflective stripe on sidewall. 100 maximum PSI. 730 gram. Wire bead. 26" x 1.5" (38-559 ISO).

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban, Pavement/Dirt Roads 

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-559 mm

 

Min Pressure: 55 psi

 

Max Pressure: 100 psi

 

Ends Per Inch: 67 epi

 

Made in: Indonesia 

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These are the tires you want!
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by Bike2day
Hudson Valley, New York

I have these tires on my Surly Long Haul Trucker. I have 3000 miles on them, which includes 900 miles in Iceland. I ride both pavement and dirt with no worries.

No flats, no leaks, no worries.

Reviewed 3/30/2018
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well satisfied
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by Captain B
Monterey Bay area Ca
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I was looking for reliable touring tire that is puncture proof, These marathone tires BY Schwalbe fit the bill -and Im well satisfied with them.

Reviewed 9/13/2013
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So far so good
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I purchase two sets of these (one for a mountain bike and the other for a touring bike). Have about 100 miles on one set and 150 on another. I ride mainly on sidewalks, street, and paved paths. Where I live there are ruts, limbs, sand, and debris everywhere and a thin tire will not suffice. I like the tire because it can handle various terrain, and are suppose to be puncture resistant (so far so good). They can handle high pressure, bumps, rolling resistence is negligable, and I feel stable when cycling. They are also compliant as the ride is smooth.

I have a set of 717 Mavic Rims and XT Shimano Hubs on both bikes (both hand built) and neither have a hint of wobble, yet when riding or spinning the tire, I notice the tire is not perfectly even as it rotates. In other words, I can see how the pattern on the tire does not remain the same as the rim spins, and it appears the wheel is not true. When riding there is no hopping or bumping felt but would like a tire that looks straigt or even when spinning. Would have given five stars if this weren't the case.

I will see about durability and puncture resistance as time passes, no comment on that.

Reviewed 8/30/2013
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A great tire for road rides
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by td
Oakland, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have this on my 1990 mountain bike which I have started using to ride distances. I pump it up to 80psi, and it does great for the 50-60-mile rides I've been doing. Some day I'll graduate to a road bike, but for now this is a decent substitute, and the tires are an important part of making that possible.

Reviewed 3/16/2018
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Fast Road Tires for MTB
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Northern New England
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I use these for fair-weather commuting on mostly roads and paved bike paths. My only basis for comparison is the Continental Travel Contacts I've been using for the same purpose for the past 6 years, so take this with a grain of salt if you're comparing to other high-pressure city tires. The Schwalbes are quite thick where the tire meets the road (enough to make the bike feel taller). The Schwalbes also take a higher pressure (100 psi, I run them at 80), and they have very low rolling resistance. The lack of treads on the outside edges means they're more stable when cornering on pavement, but less stable in gravel. The reflective sidewalls are a nice touch, they're really noticeable at night. I don't have enough miles on them to evaluate durability, but there's a lot of rubber between the bottom of the tread and the top of your inner tube, so I can't imagine them being prone to punctures. I wouldn't use them for loose gravel or off-road, but for on-road use, this is a great high-pressure, low rolling-resistance tire.

Reviewed 10/9/2017
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Great commuter tires
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by Jonathan
San Francisco

No flats yet and i ride on roads paved in glass. These were a welcome change for city riding over my off road tires on my adventure bike- now commuter bike. Look cool too and has sidewall reflectors.

Reviewed 7/27/2017
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Good tires
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by Randy
New Jersey

Put 700 miles on them in 3 weeks. and they are still looking good. Roads and gravel paths. Easy to install as well

Reviewed 9/11/2017
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Always good luck with Schwalbes.
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by VickiC.
Fresno CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This is my first set of Marathons. I have a new Cruzbike T50 with 26 wheels that take a wider tire than I am used to. These perform well, they are high-pressure, and though I know I have run over stickers and glass, I have not yet had a flat in about a thousand miles.

Reviewed 8/31/2017
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Very disappointed
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by Cyclistfor40years
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

The tires I received and mounted on true wheels caused obvious hops in riding at anywhere from 60 to 95 psi. suspect this was due to manufacturing imperfections. I am returning them.

Reviewed 10/11/2015
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Two years. Several thousand miles of city riding. No flats.
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by EricB
Cycling Enthusiast
Washington State
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Simply the best flat-resistant tire I've ever own. Smooth ride, too, and excellent traction.

Reviewed 6/25/2015
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Great cross tire, mostly used on paved trail
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
SF Bay Area
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Works great for light duty gravel and paved trails.

Reviewed 2/27/2017
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Over 5000 miles, no flats
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
San Francisco, CA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I got these tires to outfit my mountain bike for a trip down the west coast of the US last spring. They lasted through about a thousand miles of training, plus the trip itself which was another thousand miles, followed by on-and-off training for the rest of the year, and finally I've been using them to prep for another trip this summer - total of over 5,000 miles across 15 months with no problems at all. One of them has finally worn down and I'm back to get another pair. Fantastic tires.

Reviewed 5/2/2015
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Heavy Tires, so they should wear well
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by Ironmikey72
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Michigan
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I am installing these to replace the Schwalbe Marathon Racers that came on my Catrike. I have 3200 miles on the Racers and the 20 tires are worn, while the 26 tire shows little wear. These are considerably heavier and thicker on the tread, so they should wear well. My only complaint with Schwalbe are the inner tubes that came installed on the 20 tires. Both failed within the first 1500 miles. They split internally at a seam. No punctures thru the tires were found. I would not recommend Schwalbe Tubes for this reason.

Reviewed 11/7/2014
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Tough, reliable tire
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Gunnison CO
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

2nd Marathon I have owned. Very impressed with quality and durability. Never had a flat in 2000 miles on first one.

Reviewed 8/24/2013
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So far so good
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by hubbird
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

About 800 miles so far, and still no flats. Doesn't hurt that I have tube liners installed, I'm sure. Ride is great. A little difficult to get seated evenly.

Reviewed 4/25/2013
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best commute tire yet!
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by jlong414
Cycling Enthusiast
San Jose, CA
13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.

What a great tire! I've had a pair for a few months now for my commute bike. They ride better than I expected - they feel solid and they corner well. They seem to have good traction in the rain.

Today I heard a thwack thwack thwack from the back tire. I stopped and pulled out a 6 penny nail that was bent over and hitting the fender. The tip of the nail was in at least a quarter of an inch (a bit sideways), and no flat!

Do not use that rubber-band type rim tape though. The higher pressure of this tire will blow a hole in the rim tape at a nipple hole and then a hole in your tube. That was the only time I've had a flat with these tires.

Reviewed 12/6/2012
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great tires low rolling resistance.
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by BCBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
East Lansing, MI
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

used it on my custom build MTB works like a charm, can inflate up to 100 psi. some times i can even out run other road bikes!!!

Reviewed 10/25/2012
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Working well so far.
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by Troll
Cycling Enthusiast
Maryland
3 of 10 customers found this review helpful.

This is a sad story - I have been trying to replace the very worn tubless tires all summer but the airfree website would not get back to me like I did not rate a penny. 26 inch, and rimsize tubeless tires don't have many choices. I found the mnfr in UK but they wanted about the same money for shipping as cost of tire. I finally gave up and within a week I have very nice tube tires that feel so much better than those worn wheelchair models. Should have done this sooner!

Good product

Reviewed 9/3/2012
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Best tire I've ever found for sure grip plus flat free riding. Mounts on a 559 with no effort.
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by jman7659
Cycling Enthusiast
Fort Worth,Tx
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I ride mostly urban and paved trails but venture off road to path sometimes. I have a storage shed full of competer tires but prefer the Schwalbe for my lwb RYAN recumbent. I have been car free for over 3 years now and these tires can't be beat for mu urban use.

Reviewed 3/31/2012
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Rock solid mix of performance and durability
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by steveazcyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson, AZ
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

We use Marathons for touring and around town errands. Rarely get punctures unless it's a huge thorn or nail. The tread gets good traction on loose stuff and wears very well. We plan to keep using these forever.

Reviewed 3/16/2012
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