The Lightest Marathon Yet
The Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26" Tire (HS 429) has an excellent balance between speed and durability, and is an ideal choice for touring or commuting, and any other application where reliability is essential.
The tire consists of Schwalbe's dual layer lightweight RaceGuard puncture protection, a SpeedGrip compound for excellent handling characteristics, and a LiteSkin sidewall structure.
This particular version is 26 x 1.5" (ETRTO 40-559), and has an e-bike rating of E25.
- A lighter-weight version of the tried and true Schwalbe Marathon
- Tough yet fast casing to keep you rolling mile after mile
- 26x1.5" with an E25 rating
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
I bought the 26" version of these for a Giant MTB. They a little lighter than the larger Schalbe's I was using (Big Ben) but the more obvious trait was the lesser amount of rolling resistance, which one would hope for in using a 1.5" in. wide tire.
They're a little snug to get on the rim but using soap facilitates that some. Probably the first tire I had to use two tire tools to install and remove. Great tire so far though.
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