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Old 06-10-19, 02:12 PM
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB?

Anyone here who has tried Schwalbe’s MTB-specific Marathon Plus tire?
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Old 06-11-19, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikewolf View Post
Anyone here who has tried Schwalbe’s MTB-specific Marathon Plus tire?
I don't have the MTB version, but the have the Plus and Plus Tour and they are durable and long lasting. No flats and the Plus, after 2k km still look fairly new
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All the marathon tires are very durable and long lasting. I have the allmotion tubeless version and no visible wear after long time. So they all are great for people riding a lot, or little.

They all are on the heavier side due to extreme flat protection. Mine are tubeless anyway, but since I used the Marathon I never had a flat.


Not sure about the MTB version since there also is traction under varying conditions to consider and many MTB tires are specialized for mud, or sand etc.
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Old 06-11-19, 12:31 PM
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I don’t question the protection, but wonder how such a tire (MTB version of Schwalbe’s Marathon Plus) feels when mountain biking.

Currently I’m riding Schwalbe’s Rocket Ron which I kinda enjoy. But didn’t take me too long to get a flat :-/
Got a new inner tube now, so that might make a huge difference ... for now. But as I’m familiar with the Marathon Plus, I really consider adding one on my mtb too. Only hesitant of the feel/fun, experience/grip of such a wide protective tire on a mountain bike.

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Old 06-11-19, 06:15 PM
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had to look up the tire even though I've probably tried every Schwalbe mtb tire
This is spec'd for an e-bike? If not planned for an e-bike seems excessive, have you considered going tubeless?
What pressure are you running now with tubes?
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Marathon Plus MTB happens to be e-bike ready, yeah. Thus no fun?
Tubeless? To be honest, I’m new to that concept.
rear: 30 psi, front: 25 psi

The inner tubes were the original ones that came with the purchase, so having a brand new (quality) one installed now may give more protection. I’ll see how it goes :-)
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Originally Posted by Bikewolf View Post
Marathon Plus MTB happens to be e-bike ready, yeah. Thus no fun?
Tubeless? To be honest, I’m new to that concept.
rear: 30 psi, front: 25 psi

The inner tubes were the original ones that came with the purchase, so having a brand new (quality) one installed now may give more protection. I’ll see how it goes :-)
not necessarily, anything with two wheels is fun
Just will be heavier and burlier than the typical tire. Suppleness goes a long way with the right pressures, even 2-3 lbs for tubed
What type of flats are you getting? Are they from the rim/wheel or an exterior object like a thorn or glass?
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Old 06-13-19, 10:36 PM
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@qclabrat: Thank you very much for your kind and helpful input.

Have another, regular (but fun :-) commuter bike with the known Marathon Plus tires. They feel different and yes, are a bit heavier, but you get used to them quickly. A good choice for my needs. Original tires were Continental Speed Rides, which are fun but quite thin. Thorns got me in trouble multiple times. The type of flat I got on my MTB was caused by a thin put sharp piece of metal though. Maybe bad luck, because every new bike seem to give me a flat in the first weeks.

Given I’m good with my regular bike and M+ tires, I might in the near future choose to upgrade my (lightweight) mountain bike to the MTB-version of the M+. Good point: pressure goes a long way.

I know some say go tubeless, but I guess I like being a bit old school and enjoy the sometimes extra training :-) Only not the change-a-tire kind of training.
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Old 07-10-19, 07:58 PM
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great tires

I have these tires on my vintage mtn bike that I use for touring/commuting/exploring. I love them. Yes, heavy and chunky feeling, but also quiet and super tough. They are ok on trails, but obviously not very knobby. No flats yet. I didn't even consider the weight, I just wanted bombproof tires for all conditions.
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