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Bicycle Travel => Gear Talk => Topic started by: TwoWheeledExplorer on April 19, 2012, 08:47:38 am

Title: Tires vs. Tyres
Post by: TwoWheeledExplorer on April 19, 2012, 08:47:38 am
I am thinking of replacing the (original. so 5 years old) Conti 26x1.95 tires on my 2007 Novara Safari expedition bike with  Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour HS 404 26x2.0 tyres. Any input, thoughts, considerations you all might have?

I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus 348s on my Bianchi Volpe, and I really like the ride, handling and durability.

Ride safe,
Title: Re: Tires vs. Tyres
Post by: staehpj1 on April 19, 2012, 09:35:16 am
If you like them on another bike, why not?

That said I hate the Marathon Plus.  They weigh literally more than double what many other suitable tires weigh and the stiff sidewalls provide the opposite of a lively ride.  OTOH they are very flat resistant and long wearing if that trumps ride characteristics for you.
Title: Re: Tires vs. Tyres
Post by: waynebyrd on April 19, 2012, 10:57:49 pm
I have been running the Marathon HS 368's for two years and 6,500 miles.  I can't say enough positive.  Yes, they are on the heavy side, but with one slow leak in all of those miles, I can handle heavy.  With two long trips planned for this summer, I have just ordered two HS 420's (the apparent replacement) even though there are lots of miles left in the 368's.

Perhaps I should mention that virtually all of my touring is on pavement.