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Schwalbe Supremes 26x2in wear photos and impressions

Old 01-18-18, 09:33 PM
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BTW, lots of opinions on favorite tires, not so many about tubes (apart from tubes vs tubeless). I'm using Schwalbe tubes--are they more durable than equivalent weight LBS standard tubes? I can say that the valves seem sturdier-built. Even the valve cap is different, grips really well. OTOH it's clear plastic so don't drop it, hard to find like the old contact lenses.
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Good comment, I've pretty much always used regular old run of the mill tubes. Here they cost about 6 dollars cad. In the past a few times I have used lighter tubes, but only a few times, and unfortunately don't have any experience with schwalbe tubes.
Touch wood, I generally don't have to patch tubes very often, so again, not tons of experience to compare to.
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I really like the Supremes, I ran them front and back on my (heavy ass) commuter. They roll really well and I can actually notice a distinct difference in average speed (1-2kph).
Mine tend to look a bit pitted after a few years and the thin sidewalls do not like being overloaded. When I gave my girlfriend a ride with some Ortlieb bags attached the sidewall gave out. Then again, that was a 170+kg load on a 23kg bike so I was not surprised. Still, Marathon Plus can handle that sort of load without issues.

I will probably put them on my randonneur once the tires on that one are worn.
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I just rode Supremes on month long tandem tour, 180+kg load, with not problems.
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Old 01-23-18, 10:27 AM
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like I mentioned, I am heading off for about 6 weeks in Mexico, and will check in with how these tires are holding up.
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I like the Supremes a lot; I run them on my bridgestone MB 1 which is my go everywhere bike.
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