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Old 01-26-07, 02:44 PM
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Schwalbe Marathon Supreme - any feedback yet?

I'm guessing it's too early, but thought I'd ask. I need some street tires for the cross bike and have been waiting for these to become available - although I might have preferred a 30C

https://schwalbetires.com/node/1201/ok

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Exceptional. Outstanding. The best. A touring tire that can do everything. This was the aim of our development team. The result: low weight for confidence and dynamic riding, in addition a complete and effective safety package derived from the very latest puncture protection and most up-to-date compound - the Marathon Supreme.

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I was talking to Peter White about a week ago and would have ordered them then, but they didn't have any yet. I'll probably wait until they're somewhere other than the Schwalbe site since they're always much higher than street price.
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Old 01-26-07, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffS
I'm guessing it's too early, but thought I'd ask. I need some street tires for the cross bike and have been waiting for these to become available - although I might have preferred a 30C
I was talking to Peter White about a week ago and would have ordered them then, but they didn't have any yet. I'll probably wait until they're somewhere other than the Schwalbe site since they're always much higher than street price.
I couldn't be more satisfied than I am with regular Marathons (HS308)at less than half the price. I've been using the standard Marathons for over 9 years.
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I'm reviving this thread to see if anyone has any feedback on the Supremes. I'm thinking about the 40cm model

The price is absurd. Are they worth it??? They must be selling quite a few because they are tough to find
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Old 10-23-07, 10:24 PM
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I have been using on a Surly LHT for about 6 months now. I have about 2000 km on them and they are wonderful. Low rolling resistance. Relatively soft ride. No flats. Good traction under all conditions. Worth every penny really.

I have regular Marathon Plus in 26 X 1.5 on my Bridgestone commuter. I flat in 1500km but heavier and not as comfortable at same PSI.

Now if they came in a 28mm, I'd be forced to buy another pair!

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Old 10-23-07, 10:55 PM
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those tires have been to mars, baby. VECTRAN.

Are commuting/touring tires worth that much? I doubt it. not if tires at half the price do just as well.

Marathon Slicks are pretty nice, but they haven't been to mars.
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Originally Posted by diesel_dad View Post
I have been using on a Surly LHT for about 6 months now. I have about 2000 km on them and they are wonderful. Low rolling resistance. Relatively soft ride. No flats. Good traction under all conditions. Worth every penny really.

I have regular Marathon Plus in 26 X 1.5 on my Bridgestone commuter. I flat in 1500km but heavier and not as comfortable at same PSI.

Now if they came in a 28mm, I'd be forced to buy another paid!
What PSI was that?
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zounds that's a rich price.
sorry, no experience here except with the "regular" Thon's, which a re great and worth it.

Give em a try. it's only money, right?
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I've got a set (700 x 35), and so far I can say the wet surface traction is outstanding - I just never slip. No flats yet after around 300 miles, but then I never had any on the old tires (Kenda Kwest) either. Note that these tires do have a reflective sidewall, which is not shown in the picture on Schwalbe's site.
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This thread proves it. I have too many bikes. I bought a set of 'Thon Pluses for road use on the XiZang. All I can say about them though is they sure look cool.
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What PSI was that?
I tend to run them both at 70 psi. Higher pressure does not seem to further reduce rolling resistance but does make the ride a little harsher.
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I ended up buying a set, but only have limited feedback.

I only rode them a short time on a cross bike before selling the bike. I kept the tires though. The ride and especially traction was impressive. Before long, I will eventually use them as replacements for the Specialized nimbus that are on my other cross bike. It should be an interesting comparison since I'm a fan of the nimbus.
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I have recently gotten a set for my commuter. About 180 miles on them so far. They replaced IRC Metro Duros that were still in good condition, but the Metro scared me when it rained because of their loss of traction.

The Supremes are 26X2.00. They do not look much wider wider than the Metro Duros which where 26*1.50, but I did not measure the difference. I ride both front and rear at about 65 psi.

I like 'em. They roll smooth, yet seem to have lots of traction. Their major test was last week when it was wet and I had to cross one of the metal grate bridges over the Chicago river. With my Duros, the rear wheel would constantly slip sideways, giving a feeling of being out of control. The Supremes aced the test. I hardly noticed the bridge

They do seem a little noisier than the Duros, and when you ride over little stones that shoot away, then they make a LOT of noise, almost as if a little fire cracker wnet off under your tire.

Mine were about $102 including shipping for the pair from eBikestop. Good price, but slow shipping from these guys. I also had to get new tubes, for the extra wide tires, so that added $10 or so

Are they worth it? It depends. They are used for my daily commute (100 miles a week) so I say yes. As yet another tire for your collection, where they may only see occasional use, the answer would be no


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