Old 03-07-15, 10:28 AM
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27" Tire Advice (Schwalbe vs. Continental)

I would appreciate input on 2 tires. I am getting my 1982 Trek 614 back in good riding condition after not using it very much over the last few years. I am looking at 27x1.25 Schwalbe Marathon and Continental Tour Ride tires. The Continental has a max PSI of 80, and the Schwalbe has a max PSI of 95.

I am leaning towards the Schwalbe Marathon, but I have read they can be “heavy” riding, and have a higher rolling resistance.

As an FYI, for input about me, I am 6’6” and weigh 250 lbs. (A light duty tire is not going to survive!) I need to rebuild leg muscle in left leg after a pretty serious femur break. I won’t be doing long distance riding any time soon, but would like to build into it, and be back in condition before it’s time for a new set of tires. To begin with, extra rolling resistance maybe good, but I don’t want it long term. However, with my weight without any additional load, I think the extra PSI in the Schwalbe would be beneficial.

What are your thoughts? Have you used either (or both) tires?
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