Riding through broken glass: The new Marathon Plus with - Smart Guard - makes it possible thanks to the highly flexible, special rubber layer. The revolutionary feature of this new puncture protection system is due to its 'super-ball' characteristics, The Smart Guard special rubber protection belt is so flexible that it has no effect on rolling resistance. In fact, whereas traditional puncture protection systems increase a tire's rolling resistance. The approximate 200 gram extra weight compared with the 'classic' Marathon is hardly noticeable in everyday use.
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyre Features:
Rolls as easily as a tyre without a protection belt
Protects reliably against everyday tire killers: Pointed or sharp objects stand little chance of penetrating the tire
Due to its high elasticity, any sharp object that tries to penetrate Smart Guard is actively pushed back out
In addition to the tread and carcass thickness, five millimeters of belt brings the total to nearly a centimeter of material
Shards, flints and glass that embed in the tread will not penetrate
Buy Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaidbackPete Pro: Puncture resistance. Con: Slow
I love these tyres, which I use on my recumbent trike because they have made punctures a thing of the past. The trade-off is that they are slow. I used to hate stopping to repair punctures, which took me seemingly forever. If you are a dab hand at tyre removal and repair, you may not like these tyres
01 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fantastic Tyres
I used to get a puncture on average few weeks, switched to these about two years ago and havent had a puncture since! Highly recommended!!
04 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent urban commuting tyre
I've been run running these for 3 years now on my urban commuter after tiring (pun intended)of getting punctures with the Panaracer Paselas I used to use.
With these tyres I ride straight over debris that formerly I had to ride round or in the worst cases of moron distributed broken glass carry the damn bike.
They aren't nice riding tyres (I use Conti 4000S on my pleasure bikes) like the Paselas but for getting the job of riding to work & back puncture-free they are the dogs nob.
31 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Awesome
One puncture in 8000km -> Excellent tyre.
29 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Зашибись
Ни одного прокола за полгода регулярного катания.
Вес, правда, не очень радует. Думаю заиметь Supreme модельку и сравнить.
22 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Remarkable tyre
I bought a pair of Marathon plus smart guard tyres from my brother and put them on my mountain bike for road use. I find that this tyre is fantastic and easily beats riding on cross country tyres on the road. The tyre was recommended by my brother. He has also fitted them to disabled persons trike with remarkable results.
29 September 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent - Highly Recommended
Got fed up of punctures every week from original tyres supplied with folding bicycle (used for ~3 months) and decided to invest in Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres. Purchased from CRC in Aug 09 and fitted immediately. Not a single puncture since (used for ~15km daily commute along a canal tow path which used to cause weekly punctures from thorns, broken glass, splinters, nails etc). Had no problems so far with handling/grip on sand, mud, gravel/stones, cobbles, ice, snow and there is barely any sign of wear a whole year later! Barely noticeable in terms of extra weight of tyres compared to original tyres but saving on time/inconvenience from repairing punctures more than makes up for it! Only needs tyre air pressure to be checked/topped up once ever 3-4 weeks...cannot state how highly recommended these are!!!! :)
08 August 2010
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