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Schwalbe
Marathon 700c Tire (HS 420)

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Tough enough for long trips but won't weigh you down on your commute, the Marathon has gained an excellent reputation as a reliable tire for worry free touring and city riding.

  • Green Guard puncture resistant belt
  • Extremely durable Endurance rubber compound
  • Wire bead
  • 95 max. PSI
  • Black with reflective sidewall
  • 700c x 32mm (ISO 32-622)
  • 640g

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Application: Commuting/Urban 

700 x 28mm

Weight: 560 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100139.01 

700c x 32mm

Weight: 660 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100141 

700c x 35mm

Weight: 660 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100007V 

700c x 38mm

Weight: 660 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100005V 

700c x 45mm

Weight: 660 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100140 

700c x 50mm

Weight: 660 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11100613 

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Nice tires on and off pavement
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago suburbs, IL
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I have these tires on the bike that I use for commuting to work. One third of the commute is on hard pack dirt trail through wooded forest preserve and these tires have performed well in terms of grip and durability. They also ride quite smoothly on the pavement - not like the 700c x 23 tires on my road bike, but still nice. Tread offers decent water shedding in the wet. I would buy these again.

Reviewed 9/17/2014
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Excellent Tire
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by Daily Commuter
Daily Commuter
San Francisco Bay Area
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This tire is hands down that best tire for commuting. My tire size is 700c x 47mm on a 29er MTB. I don't worry about road debris, holes or gravel. I ride them at 50psi for a more comfy ride and they corner well. It's a nice wide tire with no show of any wear.

Reviewed 11/22/2018
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Sturdy, quick, nice ride
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by Sherritoo
Key west, FL. USA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Well made, sturdy, comfortable, and daily fast. Bought them for a 2500 mile tour but using them here in Key West where the road surface is terrible. They are holding up well to the punishment of the coral stone. Nice ride.

Reviewed 6/1/2015
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Toyota Corolla tires
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I have these mounted on a pretty nice older touring bicycle that I use as a commuter. The wheels have been replaced with modern mid-range wheelsets. I had been using a different model of Schwalbe tires until recently so I can't comment on long term reliability yet. Size is 700cx35

Tires seem well made with no obvious defects and were round. I had no problems mounting them without tools. I have read the reviews and I realise that tons of people have had problems getting these on. Maybe Schwalbe fixed the problem and over compensated? I was actually worried whether these were seating properly.

These are the Toyota Corolla of bicycle tires. Not especially nice. Definitely not sexy (see reflective strip sidewall). Cheapish, but not actually cheap.

Reviewed 7/15/2019
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Great tire
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by Anonymous
Seattle
9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

So far almost 500 miles on these tires and they've been great. Previous tires were getting flats on a regular basis due to shards of shale. These just keep rolling on. I did a tough ride on an old railroad road bed which had about ten miles of the old coarse rail ballast still exposed with some fines to fill it in. That was ten miles of possible pinch flats, punctures, and kicking my tires off track. I was worried about punctures but the Schwalbe's laughed it off. I'm sold.

Reviewed 8/27/2018
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Great tires
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by tom swanson
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson AZ
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

On my first trip across the country I had 20 flat tires, on the second trip I put Schwalbe marathon plus tires on. I ended up with 3800 miles without a single flat tire, and I still got some more miles on them after I got back. My touring bike weighs 30 pounds, I was carrying about 50 pounds of gear, and I weigh about 200 pounds so they were pretty well loaded down. That was about ten years ago and I have been using Schwalbe tires every since.

Reviewed 7/1/2019
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No more flats
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by Griff
Cycling Enthusiast
Wichita, KS

I have been riding these tires for a year now and have not had a flat. I use them on the bike paths in town where we have a lot of broken glass. Also use them on a bike i set up to ride on gravel. If you don't like flats when you would rather be riding I recommend you give these tires a try.

Reviewed 3/2/2020
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New favorite commuter tire
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by John B
Daily Commuter
Rochester, NY

I have been using gator skins for probably a decade. It seems like the last couple years the quality of them were slipping a bit. I started getting a lot more flats during my 10-mile each way commute. I used to go entire years without flats and suddenly it was oncemonth. I decided to start looking around for a new commuter tire and gave these marathons a try. I've had them for a couple months now and no flats so far. I'm very happy with the handling and grip as well. The traction is definitely better than the contis and the rolling resistance doesn't seem much more than the 28mm gatorskins I was using. I also tried the marathon plus. Those are considerably heavier and have greater rolling resistance than the regular marathons. For the price, puncture resistance, and weight savings I have definitely found a new favorite commuter tire. Also, that super-bright reflective band on the sidewall gives motorists no excuse for not seeing you from the side at night, which is a huge bonus for people like me who ride to work before the sun comes up.

The only negative thing I have to say about these tires is that they are extremely difficult to mount especially the first time. It took several tries to get the bead to seat properly so I didn't have a thud-thud-thud due to the tire not being concentric with the wheel.

Reviewed 7/13/2019
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Excellent tires but difficult to get on and off
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Northwest Florida
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The tires were excellent. The ordering process was easy and hassle free. Shipping was right on time.

My only gripe was that the tires were very difficult to get on and off the rims even while using talc. I asked my LBS for some advice and they sold me a tire bead jack and it worked perfectly. The tires are great with much increased traction and responsiveness. They are a few grams heavier than my old racing tires, but the increase in performance far outweighs the difference.

Reviewed 6/29/2019
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Tausende Kilometer
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by Roger
wilmington nc
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I traveled through whole Europe with this amazing tire without any flat problem!

Reviewed 11/28/2019
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No flats
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by BikeEverywhere
Cycling Enthusiast
East Bay, CA
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The tire compound on this just feels tougher and better manufactured than any other tire. Frankly any other tire feels flimsy and cheap. They feel good on forest paths also but loose rocks have a hard time. Combined with great cust service from BT direct, these are an excellent buy. Don't forget tire levers to put them on.

Reviewed 10/12/2018
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If you're tired of fixing flats on the road...
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by Ed
Cycling Enthusiast
Midwest

Yes, I have my fingers crossed, but... Five years and hundreds of city, trail, and road miles and not one flat. They are heavy but extremely durable. Currently using them on my one year old Specialized Cirrus.

Reviewed 8/16/2019
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Reliable tire
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Seattle

3200 miles and I finally got a flat, big chunk of glass. I practically tore my fingers apart trying to get the glass out - I was impressed with how hard it was to remove, I kind of felt like Wiley Coyote pulling on a rubber band - the thing just wouldn't let go. The Greenguard is tough stuff, hard to get things through it and that's why it's been such a reliable tire.

Low rolling resistance is nice too.

Reviewed 7/11/2019
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Smooth and confident ride
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Springfield, VA
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased these tires as an exact replacement set - the prior pair have over 4K miles and counting on a combination of hard surface and gravel trails without a single puncture. I enjoy the smooth ride, reliability, and confidence to hold a line.

Reviewed 5/20/2019
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Long-wearing!
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Neighborhoods on asphalt, groomed gravel trails, a

I've been using Schwalbe Marathons for years. They serve very wall for a long time in my daily commutes to the gym and work on neighborhood streets and gravel trails. I rarely get a flat. They take a little more muscle to mount than less-expensive tires I've tried, but I suspect that is a sign of the quality of materials. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 5/16/2019
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always a good tire. durable and flat resistance
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by vern
iowa
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I am a t7 para and I use a wheelchair. I also ride a handcycle. I have schwalbe tires on all my bikes and wheelchairs. I need the best flat protection possible and I feel that is what I get with schwalbe marathon tires.

Reviewed 4/4/2017
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The Perfect Commuter Tire
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by McGar
Daily Commuter
Spring Grove, IL
8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

I have these on my Trek 7.3fx bike that I use daily to commute to work. I ride over potholes, gravel and all sorts of miscellaneous junk and have NEVER had a flat. After 2,200 miles there is almost no visible wear. I have a level of trust in these tires I never before thought possible.

In addition to commuting, I put in longer rides some evenings and most weekends and will say these tires also roll pretty easy. They would not be my first choice for fast club rides, but they are not really meant to be a racing or training tire. They are my first choice for 50 and 100 mile charity rides. They will not let you down.

Reviewed 3/30/2017
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great tires. responsive on turns. Easy rolling and traction when you need it.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Long Island, New York
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Excercise riding. Some touring.

Reviewed 3/4/2019
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Excellent smooth rolling tires
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by Jimmy
Cycling Enthusiast
Mesquite NV

Great puncture proof tie for long distance touring

Reviewed 1/28/2019
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Nothing comes close to these tires
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by williamo
Cycling Enthusiast
Green Mountain Falls, CO
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I have ridden many tires in the past few years that I have picked up on cycling. None of them have been as quick rolling, comfortable, or trustworthy as these 700x35 Marathons. I took them out on a nasty ride here near Woodland Park, Colorado. Pavement, cracked pavement, a little chipseal, gravel, pea gravel, mud, snow, rocks, a climb with 1700 feet gain in 4 miles, washboard, only to be surprised that these tires handled everything with confidence and speed. Despite the weight and bulk in these tires, they are fast. I even scored a new record on a 400 foot climb that I have ridden for nearly 2 years. Don't overthink it guys and gals, get this tire if your bicycle has the clearance!

Reviewed 5/13/2016
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