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Old 12-07-17, 02:02 PM
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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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Old 12-11-17, 04:15 PM
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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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Amazon Canada has 8

but looks like the Schwalbe Marathon Winter HS 396 is 35mm not 30

https://www.amazon.ca/Schwalbe-Marat...ke+Tire+700x30
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found 2 (30mm) on ebay. at least they let me put 2 in my shopping cart

"Schwalbe Winter Active K-Guard Rigid Tyre 700 x 30"

https://www.ebay.com/p/Schwalbe-Wint...uds/1038363438

again on amazon canada but no size described but they have 3!
https://www.amazon.ca/Schwalbe-Winte...+Tyre+700+x+30
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
Amazon Canada has 8

but looks like the Schwalbe Marathon Winter HS 396 is 35mm not 30

https://www.amazon.ca/Schwalbe-Marat...ke+Tire+700x30
These are $119 each. I had a pair in my basket at CRC for less than $60. Yeah, a quarter of the price.
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That was one of my biggest problems - couldn't find them for a reasonable cost. Eventually I gave up and bought the 35's for $51ish per tire on eBay.
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I just started using the Marathon 700X30 studded tires a few weeks ago - once in the snow. So far the rolling resistance is comparable to the heavy touring tire I normally run, with perhaps a little more drag on the hills (I have these on a riv rosco fixed gear). Never used the 35mm. The tread clears the snow well, unlike the Nokian A10. OK in ~2 inches snow, but I may be walking some ruts later in the Winter. I like the tires. Before, I was using the Nokian IceSpiker (700X45), A10 (700C and 650C), and Mount and Ground W160 (too heavy). Pressure may not be such a factor because the sides are still rather stout.
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'tis the season

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CRC had them in stock for a brief period. They're gone now.
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those are my 40s. man are they slow in soft dirt! you already have 35s, right? saw some 29x2" on CL today
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
those are my 40s. man are they slow in soft dirt! you already have 35s, right? saw some 29x2" on CL today
Yeah, I got 35's on my Norco, which works okay, but there weren't meant for the Norco. They fit pretty tight against the 35-mm SKS Longboards. The Schwalbes were originally for my Bianchi.

I picked up a set of 45-mm Suomi W106's which I thought would fit the Bianchi, but it's awfully tight. Soooo, I'm still thinking of getting 30-mm for the Norco and putting the 35's back on the Bianchi.

I have no proof of this but I just feel like the Schwalbes are the best rolling studded tires.
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I've got the 29x2" Marathon Winters on my hybrid and shopping for the 700x30's Winters for my new cross bike. My Marathon Winters are heavy and spin up slow but are a godsend when (gingerly) crossing ice.
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best rolling studded tires
my 3ed set

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