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Offline Zenroad

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75 Comments?
« on: January 01, 2013, 09:52:07 pm »
I'm about to change from Continentals to Schwalbe.  Have read a lot of good things.  Anyone have anything to say about the Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75?

Offline John Nelson

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75 Comments?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 09:58:57 pm »
What do you plan to use it for? It's tough, reliable, heavy, wooden--good for commuting over glass. The Schwalbe Marathon line has a lot of different models, each good for a different purpose, and each appealing to different tastes.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 10:03:15 pm by John Nelson »

Offline tonythomson

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75 Comments?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 10:41:34 am »
Used Continentals to do Southern Tier E to W, replaced due to wear in Texas.

Crossed Australia  on Schwalbe Marathon no punctures and still plenty of wear left in them.  Will stick with Schwalbe from now on although both makes will do the job.
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75 Comments?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 10:57:15 am »
I just changed out a Marathon (no plus) the other day.  Finally wore the thing out, after 8,000 miles.  The good: good flat resistance all the way down to seeing the underlaying layer of rubber.  The bad: in the running as one of the stiffest, "deadest" tires I've ridden.  About half of the miles were commuting, and it was a relief to have a dependable tire after a problem batch of another brand; but it's also a relief to ride with a more compliant tire back there!

Offline bikeman

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75 Comments?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 04:36:01 pm »
Great tires, don't over inflate, Wore out 3 sets 26x1.75 and had 5 flats.   
Regards: Clyde
The journey is my destination.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75 Comments?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 05:33:37 pm »
If you care at all about weight or are sensitive to ride feel skip the Marathon Plus.  If OTOH you don't care about either of those and think that a flat now and again is a huge problem they might be for you.  Personally I tried them and hated them enough to take them off and sell them.