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    Any one running schwalbe marathon 700x32-28

    Hi,
    I would like to buy this tire, but I would have to order it from the net.
    Now, I have Trek 1200 which has clearance of 2.9-3cm from top of the rim.
    I would like to know the real measurement of this tire.
    Also if someone have 700x28 to measure it will be great.
    Finally I would like to know if I should order 700x32 or 700x28.
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    I have a 1200 as well and run continental 28's (gatorskins) on it with very little room to spare. Also I have to release air from the tire to get it past the brake shoes. I would certainly not go for a 32- continentals supposedly are slightly undersized. Have you considered a gatorskin as an alternative to the marathons?

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    Continentals tend to run small. So do a lot of Schwalbe tires, but not all.
    I have Schwalbe Marathon Racers that are advertised as being 30c.
    Byt pull them out of the box and it will say 28c on the sidewall.

    Call or email Schwalbe about the tire you are thinking about. I have found Schwalbe to be very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmzimmer View Post
    I have a 1200 as well and run continental 28's (gatorskins) on it with very little room to spare. Also I have to release air from the tire to get it past the brake shoes. I would certainly not go for a 32- continentals supposedly are slightly undersized. Have you considered a gatorskin as an alternative to the marathons?
    No, I haven't consider the Gatorskin, because I have heard so much complements for the Marathon tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    Continentals tend to run small. So do a lot of Schwalbe tires, but not all.
    I have Schwalbe Marathon Racers that are advertised as being 30c.
    Byt pull them out of the box and it will say 28c on the sidewall.

    Call or email Schwalbe about the tire you are thinking about. I have found Schwalbe to be very helpful.
    I did email Schwalbe USA and they said that the tire tend to be the size in mm, so the hight of 32c is 3.2cm.
    Well, this answer didn't help me, because it is not a measurement, its just an estimate.
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    Well,
    I just looked at a pic of your bike. It looks like it has regular road brakes.
    Biggest tire that might fit in that situation is the Rivendell Roly Poly and Ruffy Tuffy. They are 27c. I have my doubts, but it just might work.

    If you can find an old 28c tire, or maybe a real cheap one to see if it will fit.... that might be a good first step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    Well,
    I just looked at a pic of your bike. It looks like it has regular road brakes.
    Biggest tire that might fit in that situation is the Rivendell Roly Poly and Ruffy Tuffy. They are 27c. I have my doubts, but it just might work.

    If you can find an old 28c tire, or maybe a real cheap one to see if it will fit.... that might be a good first step.
    I did check in my LBS and found the Trek 520 bontrager tires to fit. We have checked 28c and it worked. We also checked but not on the bike the 32c. We put it near the wheel and it seems that 32c will fit. Take care that it is an almost slick tire. The Marathons have Kevlar belt and MTB like surface, so I guess they are bigger then the Bontrager.
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    I have the Schawlbe Marathon Plus 32x700 and can say that it runs a little big.

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    I have Marathon 28, it is a bit wider than a typical 28,more comparable to a lightweight 32, just a bit narrower than my continental TT 32mm. I run mine with long-drop calipers and fenders. I dont have the dimensions to hand.
    The Marathon Plus is a completely different beast, still wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    I have the Schawlbe Marathon Plus 32x700 and can say that it runs a little big.
    Ok, this is the input I needed. I guess there will be no room for 32c, I wonder if I would not have to de-inflate even the 28c.
    Heck, I have to get rid of this bike. It is just cause me misery.
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    Update: 700x32c don't fit my Trek 1200

    Hi,
    I just came back from Europe and tried to put Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x32c on my bike, and found that they rubbing my frame.
    All shops in Munchen didn't have 700x28c, so I just got home with the old tires.
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    I just checked my Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700X32 and they measure 31.5 with 90 psi in them.

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    runnin' marathon 700/32's on my surly singlespeed. some of the best tires i've ever run. very tough tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    I have the Schawlbe Marathon Plus 32x700 and can say that it runs a little big.
    +1, I use the exact same tires and they seem a little bit large

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