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    Shwalbe Marathon Plus folded?

    Hi,

    I just got a Shwalbe Marathon Plus as a spare tire, and I was wondering if it is possible to fold it in a figure 8 and then in half to carry as a spare?
    Because it seems like it's a really rigid tire and I wouldn't want to kink the bead trying to fold it and ruin it (too expensive!)
    Has anyone ever done this with a marathon plus?
    Thanks

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsVrCAJMr_Y"]YouTube - Sheldon Brown Tire Folding[/ame]
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    That's the way to do it, but I haven't tried folding a Marathon yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric630 View Post
    Hi,

    I just got a Shwalbe Marathon Plus as a spare tire, and I was wondering if it is possible to fold it in a figure 8 and then in half to carry as a spare?
    Because it seems like it's a really rigid tire and I wouldn't want to kink the bead trying to fold it and ruin it (too expensive!)
    Has anyone ever done this with a marathon plus?
    Thanks
    Yes it works like any other tire. There is a knack to doing it without kinking the tire. Just go carefully and practice.

    I just did it with one that I took off my bike (didn't like them, so heavy and they ride like an anchor).

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