I'M ACCUSTOM TO STICK WITH WHAT WORKS FOR ME AND WHAT I KNOW.I'm not rich.I don't believe in investing things that are useless in my life.I work hard for my money.So when I'm focusing just on my ride I want no interruptions.No flats,I love these tires.Get these on your bike.You won't be disappointed.A fellow bicyclist turn me on to Schwalbe back in 2007.Since then I saved so much money and time.It pays off for sure-I promise you.Happy Cycling my friends
I've been riding Schwalbe marathon plus 700 x 28 on my steel cross commuter bike for 6 years. 22 miles round trip on pavement, year round. Perfect product not a single puncture flat and still commuting one original tire - flattened off on the top and lots of nicks in it but plenty of tread and still no flats...can't bring myself to change it out with such good performance still. I really apprpeciate these tires.
Absolutely LOVE the Schwalbe Marathons. Been using them for years, biking at least 10 miles per day in every sort of weather on commute, and have had only 1 flat tire in all that time. Usually swap them out every 6-8 months to keep things fresh on the tread but never hesitate to purchase these over and over again. Western Bikeworks recommenced them to me probably 6-7 years ago and have continued to go back to them bc of the trust, reliability, and expertise in recommendations.
I mostly train for tours and, of course, tour-ride, so a little extra weight to avoid a flat is a fair trade. No flats with Schwalbe tires in over 3,000 touring miles. in the interest of full disclosure about 2,500 miles road touring, about 500 miles off-road touring on two (2) different bikes.
I've been using the Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard tires on my XC bike that I use for commuting and have never had any flats or other issues. When it came time to purchase tires for my son's bike for similar usage, I went with the Marathon Plus tires as I believe that they offer even better puncture protection with a similar tire tread.
I love the Schwalbe tires - use them exclusively for my fifteen mile daily commute, and refer my friends to them exclusively for a great, consistent tire. I have witnessed a finish nail hitting the Green Guard protection and veering out the sidewall - all without losing air.
In 2016 I rode the TransAm across the USA (about 4300 miles). I had no flat tires on the bike the whole trip using 700x 35 tires. I think that says it all. I use them all year long, mostly on pavement but also on gravel.
Commuting daily on some of the worst urban roads I've come across I've suddenly stopped stressing about what's ahead and now enjoy my rides. It's true they are more difficult to put on and they're heavier than my previous tires, but so far they've made my ride so much more enjoyable I don't care. So far no more changing changing flats at night, in the rain, at temperatures below freezing!
I commute 10 miles a day in the Emerald City. I wanted a tire that helped my visibility during the short, rainy days of winter, while providing reliable durability for the potholes and debris encountered. This tire has succeeded at both. The illuminating strip on the sidewall is very visible, and the tread with Smartguard technology provides puncture protection. I am a fan!
I have read lots of good things about Marathons, but my expectations were exceeded. The grip-especially in rain-is excellent. Rolling resistance (70032) is very good compared to my old Gatorskin 28s. Overall I am very impressed and would highly recommend them.
I first bought the Marathon Pus tires (700 x 28) for wet weather and my training bike. I live in New York City and these tires provide me with an enormous amount of trust and confidence against pot holes, steel construction plates, and battered roads. I routinely ride 50 miles or more on all kinds of terrain and surfaces (mostly asphalt and concrete and occasional gravel) and have never had a flat. I bought the same exact tires for my niece. Recently I bought at set of 700x 25 Marathon Plus tires for my custome built $XXXX road bike. These tires have good tread and having more rolling resistance and weight then the Continental Grand Prix (700 x 23) tires that I have rode for more than ten years. You would not want to race on these tires, but they are ideal for dependable safe long rides, and club rides too.
I bought these to replace my knobby stock tires that came on my Giant Roam hybrid bike, hoping they'd make commuting a bit easier.
Really impressed with the quality, very durable feeling rubber that should last for years and many miles.
They weren't that difficult to get on, and definitely improved my ride.
The tread is nice and deep-grooved for the rain, but I haven't been out much yet in bad weather to put to the test.
Definitely recommend these!
I ride two bikes throughout the year...a Road Bike and a Hybrid which is the bike these are installed on. Weather permitting, I will generally ride 25-30 miles three times a week. Puncture resistance is the most important thing to me. Although I've only put a couple hundred miles on them, I am very happy so far. I like the way they handle and based on reviews, I should be happy with their puncture resistance qualities. I also installed puncture resistant tubes for added protection. Let's not forget their looks. Very sharp!
This is my second pair of Schwalbe Marathon Plus for a second bike. The first pair are on a Salsa Fargo which were used on a trip down the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to San Diego. BTW, we carried 6lbs of gear on the front forks and 10lb panniers in the rear. We rode 1,500 miles without any flats and is no visible wear and tare on the tires. They are grippy in the rain and on cornering descents. They roll nicely on packed dirt roads (fire roads) but a little slippery over wet rocks. These tires are certainly durable and I was amazed that we did not get any flats on the entire trip. Be aware that the tires are very difficult to put on a wheel and they are heavy (possibly due to the thickness of the tire). Perhaps once stretched out they will be less difficult to remove. I would recommend these tires for touring and commuting.
This is buying assurance of no flat. The rolling resistance is the trade-off, based on my 2000 miles of experience between the Marathon Plus and the Supreme (better rolling for sure).