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    Another tire thread

    I know, I know....

    Did a bit of poking around, and most of the threads I found seemed a bit long in the tooth and Schwalbe has updated their tires. So -

    I've narrowed down the new tires for the Go to either the Marathon HS 348 in 20X1.50 @ 440g or the Marathon Plus HS 348 20X1.35 @580g. Bike will be on city streets and mostly paved bike trail, with perhaps a bit of dirt trail now and again. Not a fan of sitting and fixing flats, so that is a consideration.

    Besides the weight and cost, not sure I need a wire bead of the Plus. Does it mean the tire is harder to mount? Broke two Pedros tire irons on a Dahon/Kinetix rim and Schwalbe tire combo.

    Any feedback appreciated, and will also consider alternatives.

    Thanks

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    Since the Gobike is full suspension, you can go narrow and light. Kojak, Primo Comet. For puncture protection, use a tyre liner but make sure to sand the cut ends down smooth or they will cause punctures. I would not consider the Plus - heavy, expensive, poor ride quality, and not absolutely puncture proof.

    For removing/ installing tyres, it is absolutely crucial you get the beads into the centre well of the rim - that's what they are there for.
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    348?

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    348 are the older Marathons (I think)

    I'd go with the Marathon Plus

    But you'll need this:
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Tools/ShuttleLever1_2

    Everything else will splinter and kill innocent bystanders.

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    I was thinking about the Marathon HS 348 20x1.75 for my Dahon Eco 6. But everywhere I keep reading that the original fender gets in the way. I don't know what to do. I want better wheels than the stock.

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    Schwalbe Kojak. I can't seem to get these damn things to puncture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    348?
    Sorry, the 348 are the Plus, the vanilla flavor Marathon are 420. As per the Schwalbe website as of today.

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    After much poking around and dithering, went with a set of Marathon Racers. Found a good sale price, and they had them in stock. Figure I can stick some tuffys in there if they seem to flat easy.

    They seemed a good compromise of weight, durability, and performance. For some reason, the standard Marathons were out of stock at most places.

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    What kind of a sale price did you find?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    What kind of a sale price did you find?
    $25, here...http://www.utahtrikes.com/PRODINFO-S...acer_Tire.html.

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