New "Flat-Less" Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres for 2014

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  1. Aushiker

    Aushiker New Member

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    Schwalbe is releasing an updated Schwalbe Marathon Plus in 2014 according to the latest press release from Schwalbe.
    Press release can be found at http://www.schwalbe.com/en/pressereader/the-new-flat-less.html Andrew
     
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  2. Indytona674

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    I have the new Marathon Plus HS440 700x25c. Only have about 150 miles on them so far. Don't roll as fast as my old wore out Bontragar. But then those were nearly smooth new. While heavier none of this really slows me down, but I'm no racer. Sidewall is also reflective which is nice for the commute.
     
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    I haven't tried the Marathon Plus tyres but do have Schwalbe Marathon Mondial HS 428 47-622 on my touring bike, a Surly Long Haul Trucker. They have done well so far for me ... 2,474 km. Andrew
     
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    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I read a lot of reviews about the older Marathon Plus tires and they have all been really high regards to these tires, and I'm sure the new ones are new and improved. But unless you're doing heavy loaded touring they're an overkill. I also find it hard to believe that a tire weighing 810 grams for a 700x32c is going to be a "fast" tire, any heavy tire will feel heavy, it may be faster than other brands weighing close to the same but no way is it going to feel fast like a racing tire. Also keep in mind these tires are made exclusively for E-Bikes where the weight isn't as critical since you have electric assist to climb hills with! and the weight of the tire is due to the anti flat belt which with E-bikes is important because they're a bit more a hassle to fix on the road.

    By the way, I do lighter weight weekend tours for now, and I use the Panaracer Pasela TG tire which has held up extremely well both in no terms of very little wear, no cracks, flats, and they don't smell in bad weather, and their over 3 times lighter than the Marathon Plus.
     
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    They are not made exclusively for e-Bikes. It is only with the latest version of the tyre have they got e-bike certification in Europe. They have been and continue to be targeted at the touring market/commuter market hence I really don;t get the comparison with racing tyres ... Andrew
     
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    Agreed. They are heavy and don't roll as fast as my old tires. However they are better in the wet and I should get less flats. I bought them for commuting. Almost bought the continental gatorskins but I wanted a little more tread for wet weather.
     
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    Just think, by pushing those heavier tires over a long period of time you should become stronger, thus when you switch back to skinny lighter tires you'll think..."gee, these tires fly"!
     
  8. Nukuhiva

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    I've been using the Schwalbe Puncture Resistant for a few years, not bad for the price, they are a li'l heavy, but that don't really matter on commuter bikes, do it now?
     
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