Schwalbe Marathon Plus Performance SmartGuard Endurance Rigid Tyre 26 x 2.00
Schwalbe brand bicycle tyres can be found from the USA to Australia and Japan to South Africa. In Europe they are the market leaders. They believe there are two reasons for this success. Firstly, they are tyre fanatics, absolutely specialising in bicycles and for some years also in wheelchairs. Secondly, their tyres can’t be found everywhere, but exclusively in the specialised trade because qualified advice and good service are a must.
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 2.00
The new Flat-less tyre. After 10 years, Schwalbe have thoroughly overhauled the Marathon Plus. The only true flat-less tyre gets a new, dynamic profile and boasts many internal improvements. The patented, 5mm thick SmartGuard layer, when compared to all generic products, has a significant advantage in rolling resistance. It is the most effective protection belt available for bicycle tyres; a substantial, 5mm thick layer of flexible, special india rubber offers durable protection that also works for objects that lodge in the tread. Even a thumbtack won’t harm it. Also in the SmartGuard, Schwalbe now use a proportion of recycled rubber from old latex products. The TwinSkin sidewall lasts much longer before developing unsightly cracks when subjected to use with too low air pressure.
SmartGuard puncture protection
Note: It is impossible to guarantee that a flat will never happen, but the Marathon Plus has the best defence against everyday tyre wreckers such as glass, flints or metal shards. Use a pressure gauge to adjust tyre pressures as the common ‘thumb check’ is insufficient due to the special construction of the Marathon Plus.
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SCHWALBE MARATHON PLUS
If getting from A to B without a puncture is important to you then SCHWALBE MARATHON PLUS are one of the best commuting tyres around. In every comparison I've looked at they come out on top.
They're not for your racing bike. They're a little heavy but since I put them on my commuter a few years ago I have never had a puncture. My partner has an Internally Geared Hub, IGH (because those are a bitch to change), so I put them on that and she hasn't had a puncture in years.
And I just bought these for my Yuba (with another IGH). I did an extensive search and the price, with postage, was the very best I found anywhere.
Thanks Sprockets. I'll be back.