Schwalbe's Marathon Plus Tire, with its updated tread pattern, is the tire of choice for tourers, commuters, and recreational riders who want something totally bombproof. This classic touring tire has incredible puncture resistance and durability. The newly developed Smart Guard puncture protection belt is made of flexible special rubber that offers particular resistance to thorns and shards. It also has a stripe on the sidewall for enhanced visibility.
Size 26 x 1.5 inch (40-559 ISO) or 26 x 1.75 inch (47-559 ISO). 70 PSI Max. 980 grams.
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Weight: 980 grams
Weight: 980 grams
Wheel Size: 26" (ISO 559)
Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead
Threads Per Inch: 67
RimSize: 559 mm
Width: 47 mm
ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 mm
Min Pressure: 45 psi
Max Pressure: 70 psi
Ends Per Inch: 67 EPI
Black/Reflective - 26 x 1.35
Tire Width: 34mm (1.3in)
Black/Reflective - 26 x 1.5
Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in)
Black/Reflective - 26 x 1.75
Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in)
Black/Reflective - 26 x 2.00
Tire Width: 51mm (2.0in)
I've ridden coast to coast across America on Schwalbe tires, and I recently purchased this specific width of tire for a rail-trail tour on the Blue River, Chief Standing Bear, Homestead and Mopac rail-trails in NE Kansas and SE Nebraska. We had heard that there might be goatheads on a section of these trails, so I wanted the best protection for worry-free riding. I had a fabulous six-day tour out and back on these trails and not a single puncture. The tires also handled a rainy, wet day on the trail with absolutely no problem - this width of tire cut into the top wet layer of crushed limestone with fabulous handling (while my touring partner's wider tires floated a bit on top, making his bike harder to handle). Fabulous worry-free tire that's perfect for touring on rail-trails.
Lower drag (gained 1 mph) compared to knobbies, and one of only few tires that fit on my existing rims. Worked well for driving on roads and packed gravel for a cross-country trek over the pass. Great for commuting to work as well.
Bought these while in Arizona to resist constantly getting flats from goat-heads. Since putting these on I've been flat free and can enjoy the ride instead of being on the side of the road fixing yet another flat. Will purchase again.
I use these tires on all my bicycles. They lower the number of flats I encounter. Just the time savings of not having to fix as many flats make these tires a good investment. On a 2,400 mile fully loaded touring trip before I knew about these tires, I had 8 flats. On a similar trip the next year using these tires, I only had one flat. Because of their reliability, I no longer carry a spare tire with me when I take my bicycle on long distance tours. These are my standard every day tires. I highly recommend them.
I love these tires. I was getting flats twice a week from puncture vines and other thorns. I tried slime inner tubes, which were okay, but still not preventing flats. I needed something reliable since I am commuting to work. Also I have been riding in temperatures as low as -15C / 5F, and I really didn't want to be changing a tire in those conditions. I have now been riding on these tires for about a month and have not had any problems. They are completely worth the upfront cost. I also like the tread and the reflective band around the wheel. If it helps, I mostly ride on pavement, but I also live a short ways down a gravel road and these tires work just fine on gravel.
We installed the 26x1.75 tires on our DaVinci tandem in preparation for riding the C&O Canal. We were looking for a tire that would be good for the weight and service of a tandem on rough and uneven surfaces.
The tread is an aggressive touring type that should be good on a variety of surfaces.
We have not ridden the C&O yet, but we have been putting on some miles on rough roads and some dirt path trails with good result. The ride is smooth and stable.
Very pleased with this tire.
I ride mostly on paved roads but they are in very poor condition, bad pot holes and lots of debris. Here in the mountains of N. New Mexico, the goat head weed is our state tree. Hombres routinely throw their empties out on the way home from work causing glass on the roads. I haven't had a flat from goat heads or broken bottles with these tires. they last for 2000 miles. They stick in the corners and do well at 60psi. They cost little more but are worth every penny.
I have put over 300 miles on these tires with absolutely no problems. I am using them on an electric bike most on bike paths and streets. I highly recommend them to other e-bikers. Good traction and no flats, which I was getting on the bike's original equipment on the same terrain.
These tires are great. I have been using Schwables exclusively for the last 15 years on all my bikes. I know they are good, because the Dutch remember the Germans invading Netherlands. However in spite of that , the only tires you can buy in Netherlands are Schwables. They also love the Rohloff hubs, which I also have on my recumbent Hase Trike along with the 20 x 1.75 inch and 16 x 1.75 tires. You need to add to the description, bicycle vehiclist which I have been since 1985. A bicycle vehiclist owns no car and does everything by bike, most people do with their cars. My cargo bike can carry passengers and has as much floor space as a BMW motorcycle. It has electric assist for use on the steep hills here. I do use public transportation, but unfotrunately Amtrak will not take recumbents which are my most favorite bike to tour with.
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