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Old 11-08-13, 11:58 PM
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Which size Schwalbe tire for Long Haul Trucker?

The original Continental Contact tire on my Long Haul Trucker's rear wheel is getting pretty worn. I'd like to replace it with a Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire. I've had these tires on other bikes and am very impressed with their longevity. My Contacts are 700x37 but the Schwalbe tires only come in 700x35 or 700x38. I'm leaning towards the 700x38 because I'm not that concerned with the tiny bit of extra rolling resistance and appreciate the stabilitiy of a wider tire. Has anyone put the 700x38s on their LHT? Would I know they'd fit the frame just fine but would I have any trouble with the slightly wider tire fitting on the rim? Opinions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-09-13, 09:00 AM
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Should fit your rim no problem and will definitely clear the frame according to specs.

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/long_hau...ame_highlights

1mm won't really be noticeable as far as the added width from a 37mm tire.
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I've never used 700x38 marathon pluses, but I've used 25,32 and 35mm ones, and I've found that they get a bit easier to mount as they get larger (although I did mount the 25's on a different rim).

From what I remember, I had loads of clearance when I had 35mm's on my LHT.
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FFF "Fatty's Fit Fine"!
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A partner of mine is runs 700 x 42 Conti Tour Rides on his LHT. With fenders yet.
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Old 11-13-13, 07:04 AM
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I have Schwalbe Marathon Mondial HS 428 47-622 on my Surly Long Haul Trucker at the moment. I fitted them for my Chasing the Dirt tour and they are still on the bike. Had no issues with the width.



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FYI...Several people on BF claim that Contis run narrower than their claimed width. If that''s true, you may already be riding on 35c (or narrower) tires.
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Old 11-13-13, 07:28 PM
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FFF "Fatty's Fit Fine"!
+1. Need we say more now?
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When I still had my LHT, I ran 700x42 Schwalbe Marathon tires with Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders. Everything fit fine. I did a gravel race without the fenders, with some borrowed 700x47 Schwalbe Marathons also. I don't think the fenders would have worked with that setup.
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Old 11-14-13, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
I have Schwalbe Marathon Mondial HS 428 47-622 on my Surly Long Haul Trucker at the moment. I fitted them for my Chasing the Dirt tour and they are still on the bike. Had no issues with the width.



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OT How do you like the Single Digit 7 brakes, and did you have any fit issues? I have Cascadia fenders on mine and am not sure they will fit.
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OT How do you like the Single Digit 7 brakes, and did you have any fit issues? I have Cascadia fenders on mine and am not sure they will fit.
Love the brakes and have had no fit issues other than IIRC I initially ordered the wrong levers. They are worth the upgrade, at least for me.

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Love the brakes and have had no fit issues other than IIRC I initially ordered the wrong levers. They are worth the upgrade, at least for me.

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I ran the SD7 combo (levers and calipers) on my 29er some years back... made for a great combo... got even better when I tossed a BB7 up front.. preferred the SD7 out back over the disc
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Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
Love the brakes and have had no fit issues other than IIRC I initially ordered the wrong levers. They are worth the upgrade, at least for me.

Andrew
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
I have Schwalbe Marathon Mondial HS 428 47-622 on my Surly Long Haul Trucker at the moment. I fitted them for my Chasing the Dirt tour 700x47 surly long haul truckerand they are still on the bike. Had no issues with the width.
Which fenders are on your picture? Has anyone tried running 700x47 Marathons with Planet Bike Cascadia II 29er fenders?
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Old 03-27-17, 10:42 PM
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Which fenders are on your picture? Has anyone tried running 700x47 Marathons with Planet Bike Cascadia II 29er fenders?
They are SKS Chromoplastic P50 mudguards. The P50 fit 700c 38 45 mm tyres which has worked out well for me so far other than loosing a couple of the special mounting bolts. I really need to invest in some Loctite I think
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I've mixed and matched 35mm with 38mm and could barely tell.
The difference between 37mm and 38mm is negligible; in fact, the 38mm tires could even be thinner because different manufacturers sometimes take their measurements slightly differently. 37mm and 35mm are similar enough that you might not notice.

Compatibility won't be an issue at all.

So the question you should ask yourself is, "When I was riding my old tires, did I spend more time wishing for less resistance or for more comfort?" But no matter what choice you make, if you liked your 37mm tires, you'll be fine with either 35 or 38.
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Old 03-28-17, 07:34 AM
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If you're looking at Schwalbe road touring tyres, consider the Almotion. It's designed to have lower rolling resistance compared to standard designs. I've been running a set for a few years, great ride for a 600gm 40mm tyre.
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I had a set of Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tours on my Trucker for the winter. They are 40s and I still had plenty of room. YMMV with fender fitment.
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The site below, besides rolling resistance, has width and height measurements for various touring tires including most Schwalbe models. Their methodology seems appropriate and consistent so I presume that their tests are accurate.


Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests
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How about Schwalbe Marathon Supremes? 622 widths incl 37 & 42 mm widths; semi-slick so tread depth is low. 50mm Supremes handle great & roll fast on the 559mm/26"-wheel Disc Trucker; fairly light & haven't had a flat with them despite lower weight than heavy-duty Schalbe/Conti tires.
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