Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

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Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby Aushiker » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:25 pm

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To go with the excitement over the new Marathon Plus Schwalbe have a new tubeless touring tyre coming out ... only in 700c and 26" but.

It is called the Marathon Almotion. The press release can be found here and a bit more on sizing etc here

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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:41 pm

Looks pretty good. When my Marathon plus runs out I will get one and go tubeless
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby RonK » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:02 pm

Holy cow, look at the weight of 'em.

No thanks, I'll be sticking with Marathon Supremes.
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby rifraf » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:58 pm

RonK wrote:Holy cow, look at the weight of 'em.

No thanks, I'll be sticking with Marathon Supremes.


Feather weight at 780 grams compared to the Marathon Plus's 1100 grams per unit. :shock: :lol: :lol:

Poked my head into a LBS recently and had the owner upon not having a tube size I wanted, tried to sell me on the virtues of his current range of thorn proof at just over a kilo each.
I asked him with a straight face if he had any tire liners to suit it......
Of a worry is he went out the back to have a look :shock: :roll:
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby il padrone » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:24 pm

Best to buy the Vittoria Randonneur Cross. Only available in 26x1.75 but it has excellent ride, puncture-resistance, and wear at just 590g. ;)
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:57 pm

Not that heavy. The 26in Vittoria would be good if I had a 26in wheel to fit them too.
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby Tim » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:13 pm

Mugglechops wrote: The 26in Vittoria would be good if I had a 26in wheel to fit them too.


I'm running them on 700C wheels.
Very good value tyres.

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYVTRNDCPR/vittoria_randonneur_cross_pro_folding_tyre


I've just finished a 600km tour on them. No problems, bitumen and dirt.

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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby il padrone » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:09 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Not that heavy. The 26in Vittoria would be good if I had a 26in wheel to fit them too.

Ah yes, sorry, I meant that in 26" they are only available in 1.75" width. In 700C they are available in widths from 28mm to 38mm.
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby DavidS » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:02 am

The narrowest I could see was 700 x 38, might be interested if they came in 700 x 28.

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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby il padrone » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:34 am

http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/vittoria ... cross.html

If you can't find these there is still the Randonneur (slick version) with same puncture protection and wear qualities, available down to 25mm.
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby DavidS » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:49 pm

Tried Randonneurs once, really did not like them, they went square very quick. I'll stick to Schwable Marathon Supreme although the Almotion did look interesting, just not narrow enough for me.

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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:37 pm

il padrone wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Not that heavy. The 26in Vittoria would be good if I had a 26in wheel to fit them too.

Ah yes, sorry, I meant that in 26" they are only available in 1.75" width. In 700C they are available in widths from 28mm to 38mm.


Ahh ok might check out the 38mm when the time comes.
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby longshot » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:57 am

Wondering if anyone has been using these. I havent' used tubeless before. I'm interested in how they go in the desert, the ability to deflate to low levels for sandy or pebbly sections and thorn puncture resistance.

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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby Trevtassie » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:31 pm

longshot wrote:Wondering if anyone has been using these. I havent' used tubeless before. I'm interested in how they go in the desert, the ability to deflate to low levels for sandy or pebbly sections and thorn puncture resistance.

Dunno, but I was just running Mondials at 30 psi on some logging roads in Canada. Bike 23kg, stuff 25kg, me 95kg. My partner was running hers at 25psi. Some seriously large and sharp gravel. Still got the chicken strips visible, no cuts or punctures. I also accidentally managed to set the 3rd fastest Strava time down Radar Hill near Tofino (out of 56). Had I realised I might have actually had a crack at the record, wasn't gonna ride back up though. So they roll well on bitumen too.

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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby pbekkerh » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:25 pm

Before going too far away from the civilized world, try to change your tubeless tyres by hand. I tried tubeless on my mountainbike and found it very difficult to get them off and on and impossible to seat them without a compressor, because the edge is so tight.
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Re: Schwalbe Marathon Almotion

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:02 am

pbekkerh wrote:Before going too far away from the civilized world, try to change your tubeless tyres by hand. I tried tubeless on my mountainbike and found it very difficult to get them off and on and impossible to seat them without a compressor, because the edge is so tight.

That totally depends on the tire and rim combo.

I've not had an issue with Schwalbe (Racing Ralph, Nobby Nic) or Maxxis (Ikon, Ardent Race) tubeless ready tires on my Stans Arch Ex rims, Kenda (Slant Six, Nevegal) on WTB Frequency rims, but stuffed if I can get Compass Barlow Pass tires (yes they can be set up tubeless, just not marketed that way as they're updating their moulds) to seat on HED Belgium+, the side wall is just too floppy.

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