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  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" Bike Tyre - SmartGuard
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyre with Smart Guard

  • 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.

Buy Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyre with Smart Guards from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.

  • Colour: Black
  • Size: Wire Bead
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Width: 1.35", 1.5", 1.75"
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very good tyre. Glass and other road debris no longer a problem. 1.75 a little weighty but gives a comfortable ride on London streets. Good grip in the wet, just go easy on loose gravel paths. 30 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic commuter tyre No punctures, good grip in all road conditions. Highly recommended. 04 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8,000 miles and going strong I bought a pair of these early last year, just prior to a 3-day training ride for a 1000 mile LEJOG route. Not a single puncture throughout those journeys, and I was riding a Specialized FSR XC Comp (so not a light bike). They've been off-road, on- road, through rain, wind, snow, hale, glass, grass, mud, fields and have stood the test of time. Tread is still good on them, and despite 1 puncture a few weeks back, I would very strongly recommend them to anyone after durability, reliability and a good compound without breaking the bank - these have more than paid for themselves! Good work Schwalbe! 02 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punctures? What punctures? I've ridden with these tyres about 6,000 miles all over Europe and Russia with over 25kg of kit loaded onto the bike. Haven't had a single puncture and some of the roads were awful. They may weight a fair bit, but the peace of mind from never getting a puncture is well worth it. 24 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by quality tyres These tyres have along life, are puncture proof ( I have ridden over broken glass ) and would reccomend them to serious cycliststs 03 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by very good The security of not worrying about a pucture makes this tyre worth the extra money. A reflective band round the rim is also a bonus. I fitted these to my mountain bike when I started to use it for computing to work so stopping in the wet is not as good as the wide novelties 03 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Super fast tyres! All I could dream of plus puncture free. 02 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 16 MONTHS, TROUBLE FREE AND STILL GOING I HAVE LOVED CYCLING FOR YEARS, BUT HAVING REACHED MIDDLE AGE, CONSANTLY REPAIRING PUNCTURES WAS BECOMMING TYRESUM (PUN INTENDED) AND TOOK ALL THE FUN OUT OF MY HOBBY. I TRIED PUNCTURE LIQUIDS IN THE TUBES, BUT UNLESS THE PUNCTURE HOLE IS OF THE CORRECT SIZE, NEITHER TOO SMALL OR TOO LARGE, THE LIQUID IS USELESS. SO I JUST USED MY BIKE FOR COMMUTING TOO AND FROM WORK, 6 MILE ROUND TRIP, AND STILL REPAIRED PUNCTURES. I WAS RECOMENDED THE MARATHON PLUS TYRE BY A CYCLE SHOP, BUT THEY WERE TOO PRICY FOR ME, ESPECIALY NOT KNOWING IF THEY WOULD BE ANY GOOD FOR ME. CHAIN REACTION HAD A SALE AND THESE TYRES WERE IN IT, SO I PURCHASED TWO. THE TYRES ARE HEAVY?, CONSIDERING THERE IS A THICK PUNCTURE PROTECTION SUBSTANCE UNDER THE TREAD, ITS OBVIOUS THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN WEIGHT OVER A BOG STANDARD TYRE, AND ITS A BIKE, YOU RIDE IT YOU DONT CARRY IT ROUND WITH YOU ALL DAY, SO I PERSONALLY DONT SEE THE POINT IN THAT COMMENT, IT`S MADE NO DIFFERENCE TO MY RIDING AT ALL. DIFFICULT TO FIT TO THE WHEELS? I IDIDN`T FIND THEM ANY MORE DIFFICULT TO FIT THAT THE OTHER TYRES I HAVE USED OVER THE YEARS, MAYBE ITS MY TECHNEQUE. I FITTED MY TYRES IN OCTOBER 2012, AND RODE TOO AND FROM WORK FOR A FEW MONTHS, NO PUNCTURES, AND A NICE SMOOTH QUIET RIDE. IT WAS ONLY WHEN MY SON, RIDING THE SAME ROUTE AS ME WITH A DIFFERENT MAKE OF TYRE HAD TO FIX 4 PUNCTURES IN AS MANY WEEKS, THAT I STARTED TO REALISE THAT THESE TYRES WERE SOMETHING SPECIAL. THE WEEKS WENT BY, MY SON WAS REPAIRING MORE PUNCTURES, I WASN`T, SO I PLUCKED UP THE COURAGE TO GO OUT FOR A PROPPER RIDE. IT WAS FANTASTIC, THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE RIDE, AND NO PUNCTURES. LAST YEAR I STARTED GOING ON MORE PROPPER RIDES, 26 MILES , 50 MILES, I`VE GOT MY HOBBY BACK. TO BUILD UP MY STAMINA FOR EVEN LONGER RIDES THIS YEAR, AND BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE WEATHER IS SO BAD, I HAVE RECENTLY BOUGHT A TURBO TRAINER, AND AM USING MY ONE BIKE, WITH MY 2012 TYRES TO COMMUTE, GO ON LONG RIDES AND USE THE TURBO TRAINER. IN THE SIXTEEN MONTHS I HAVE BEEN USING THEM I CAN`T SEE ANY SIGNS OF TYRE WEAR YET I CAN`T RECOMEND THESE TYRES ENOUGH, THER`E BRILLIANT, BUY SOME AND START ENJOYING YOUR CYCLING AGAIN 02 February 2014
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Should i go 1.5 or 1.75"

I currently am using bontrager 26x2.2" on my trek 4900d.
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Use the 1.75 as the 1.5 may not be wide enough for your wheel rim.
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The 1.75" will give the closest inflation possible to your current tyre volume; but without knowing the intended use or intended benefit that is expected it is hard to advise.
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I asked myself the same question when it was time to put new rubber on my commuter bike.
Most of my route to and from work is tarmac with about 200 yards of woodland bridleway.
I chose 1.5" and they are fine for me.
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Tyre spec

Hi CRC, I'm interested in a pair of the 1.75" tyres. Do these tyres come with or without reflective stripes?

Also thinking of buying Schwalbe MTB inner tubes to match. Should I purchase the 1.0-1.5" or 1.5-2.5" tubes? I have read that the puncture protection decreases the inner diameter of the tyre. Also that the tyres are difficult to fit and that larger tubes make matters worse.

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This tyre has a reflective sidewall.

The larger volume tube is recommended for use with this tyre; the 1.5 - 2.5" as the smaller option will stretch the tube and not provide enough volume.

As this tyre has a Wire Bead; fitting may prove tough; however once fitted provides a sturdy seating.
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use the 1.5 to 2.5 inner tube.
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Will this fit a Globe Vienna 3?

The old tyres are 700 35c 355-622.

What is the difference between these and the other Marathon plus road tyre at 24 quid?

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These two tyres are for different sized wheels, 26" and 700c.

The 700c variant is what you require for this bike.
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No, you need to use the same size you have as the ones you ask about will be too small to fit your wheels.
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Foldable tyre?

I've read it has a wire bead, so does that mean NOT foldable? Just curious from a touring point of view and keeping a spare easily.

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Correct; the wire bead means this tire cannot be easily compacted for transport. You can usually fold them over into a figure of 8 shape, but it's not worth the risk of it warping out of shape while stored like this. For transport/ spares, folding tires are much more practical.
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Yes, these are the 'Black-Reflective' version with the white reflective band on the sidewall.
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weight

weight for the 1.35"?
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This tyre weighs Approx 775grams.
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New thread pattern

Hi!

I just received my new Marathon Plus 26 x 1.5 tyre and it features the new thread pattern ( 40-559, written on sidewall ).

I was wondering if the 26 x 1.75 version also came with the new thread pattern ( which would be 47-559 ) and not the old one (the one on the product's picture)

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The 40-559 and 47-559 are ETRTO measurements and are in relation to the width and diameter of the tyre.

These numbers are in no way related to a thread (TPI) pattern or Outer Casing tread pattern.

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