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Old 12-07-17, 02:02 PM   #1
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Schwalbe Marathon Winter in 30mm

Anyway use the 30-mm version of this tire? I the 35-mm and they work fine enough. Wondering if the 30-mm rolls better, presumably with higher pressure.

My order for the 35mm got lost in the post and I saw these were in stock at CRC. But before I could pull the trigger they were gone. Just asking in case they restock in the near future.
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Rolls better? Paired with studded tires? Hmmm, no.
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The smallest the marathon winters come in is 35c (4 rows of studs):
https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_t...arathon_winter

You might have been looking at the Schwalbe Winter Hs 396 (2 rows of studs) that come in 30c:
https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_t...d_tires/winter

I have not used them. I would be surprised - with the drawbacks in speed one has with studs - if they roll substantially faster than the regular marathon winters at max pressure.

With the marathon winters you can alter their drag substantially by putting more air pressure in the tire. At it's max pressure only 2 rows of studs contact the ground when going straight, at low pressure all 4 do.
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The smallest the marathon winters come in is 35c (4 rows of studs):
https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_t...arathon_winter

You might have been looking at the Schwalbe Winter Hs 396 (2 rows of studs) that come in 30c:
https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_t...d_tires/winter

I have not used them. I would be surprised - with the drawbacks in speed one has with studs - if they roll substantially faster than the regular marathon winters at max pressure.

With the marathon winters you can alter their drag substantially by putting more air pressure in the tire. At it's max pressure only 2 rows of studs contact the ground when going straight, at low pressure all 4 do.
Yeah, I was looking at the 396's. CRC had them in stock, albeit very, very briefly. I think within two hours of starting the thread they were out of stock.

I was thinking along the same lines as you--that there's not much difference in rolling resistance, but also wondered if there were any drawbacks to having them more narrow.
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