Punctures are a memory. The SmartGuard layer made from a ﬂexible, special rubber offers particular resistance to shards of glass and ﬂints. Even a thumbtack cannot penetrate this protective layer. The SmartGuard belt does not increase rolling resistance. The MARATHON PLUS rolls as easily as a tire without protection.
Size: 16 x 1.35
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Heavy, easy to fit
After Rob's review about being hard to fit I was a bit concerned about getting these, so I ordered just one. However, I found them pretty easy to mount onto the rear wheel of my Mezzo D9. Much easier than the stock tyre that came with it, and I didn't even need to use tyre levers.
Yes, they are heavy but it's only a small tyre, and that's the price you pay for such impressive puncture resistance. I commute to and from trains, so I value reliability over weight. I'd hate to miss my train home becuase of a puncture - not so bad going TO work ;-)
I'll report back after a few more months of glass strewn cycle ways and poorly swept roads.
23 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous THE Tyre
I bought a pair of these in May 2009. It's now October 2012 - and so far I've had only ONE puncture, when previously I'd been getting 2 per month. Do yourself a favour and get em.
12 October 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous I saw these tyre samples (little cutouts) london cycle show. Schwalbe guy started talking how good they are and so on, when picked up the sample, it had a pin in it (same as pictured) - penetrating the guard... You should have seen his face!
PS. i never used tyres myself.
02 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great Looking Tires! - And Super fast Shipping from CRC!!!
I just received the tires today. I put them on when I picked them up at the UPS store where I have my postal box. I arrived there 5 minutes before they showed up.
The Delivery time was Amazing to the USA. I ordered these on Thursday 7/7/11 and I received them in 2 Days!!!!
The place in the USA that I would have gotten them from would have taken 5 to 7 business days and they would have cost more money!!!
I'm Checking out this site first now on when I need gear for my bikes. These tires I bought for my StreetStrider.
Here's a pic of me on the floor at the UPS store putting them on this morning! LOL http://s4l.co/schwalbe.jpg
10 July 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Very nearly puncture-proof.
I'm astonished by Graham's negative review - are you sure you're reviewing the right product? I've done well over 5000 miles on a pair of these without any punctures at all and I'm far from alone in my experience. They are heavy and a pain to fit (which is why they don't get five stars from me), but once on, they're the closest thing to a puncture-proof pneumatic bike tyre that I've seen.
One thing to note: when you fit them, use brand new tubes because for most people it'll be a long time before they come off again.
05 April 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
This is the only tyre I buy for road-going bikes these days. Nothing made of rubber will ever be 100% puncture proof but the Marathon Plus has resulted in fewer than half the number of punctures I used to get. They also last longer than most other tyres.
04 April 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Works fine!
I fitted these to my regular commuting bike - I went from a puncture a week to none after about 2 months. Very happy - but they are heavy.
04 April 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Dont buy these!
Fitted these to my city / road bike and they dont have ANY puncture protection at all - In 4 weeks I've had 4 punctures and all with minor tacks / drawing pins. These are a con and I would avoid them unless you want to hone your tyre fitting skills. Stick with Vittoria if you want puncture free rides
05 March 2011