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Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby rdwaltonut » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:13 pm

I am looking to see if there are any tyres that are similar to the Schwalbe Marathon Plus, 700x23. Any advice/recommendations?
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby Chef » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:22 pm

Hi,

Depends what you mean by similar?

I run Durano plus on one bike - they are very robust, and roll and corner much better than Marathon plus ; never had a puncture with either tyre (lots of pinch flats with the Durano's though - operator error :oops: )

The Marathon Plus last a looooong time - I reckon 10k+ km on average v's 3k for the Durano.....

Hope that helps?

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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby rdwaltonut » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:59 pm

Thanks,

In detailed response, I am looking for a tyre that is similar in size, so they fit on my bike with the same fork and frame, but I want something with treads.
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:15 pm

narrowest with tread will be 25c
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby Chef » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:43 pm

Why do you feel you need tread?
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby rdwaltonut » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:24 pm

Don't feel that I need it, but there are several flat, dirt trails in my area, that as I am riding around, I want to ride on them and the tread will help
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby Nobody » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Wheel Energy have tested to show that tread has merit on the road.

Tread pattern matters, even on the road: The importance of tread pattern is no surprise to the off-road world but common wisdom says it's a non-factor on the road, where slick treads are assumed to deliver the greatest surface contact with the ground and thus, the best grip. However, asphalt is far from a perfect – or even consistent – material. Certain tread designs can provide a measureable mechanical adhesion to the ground.

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/b ... ths-29245/
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:22 pm

Apparently available in a 700x28... Vittoria Randonneur. Might fit if you're lucky - otherwise flog 'em along.
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:28 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Apparently available in a 700x28... Vittoria Randonneur. Might fit if you're lucky - otherwise flog 'em along.


randonneur does not last as long as the schwalbe. had both.
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:29 pm

jasonc wrote:randonneur does not last as long as the schwalbe. had both.
I don't think any other tyres last as long as the Marathons. But that wasn't the OP's question.
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby il padrone » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:14 pm

jasonc wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:Apparently available in a 700x28... Vittoria Randonneur. Might fit if you're lucky - otherwise flog 'em along.


randonneur does not last as long as the schwalbe. had both.

Not my experience. 14000+kms from 1.75 Randonneur Cross They laugh at bindiis and glass.

Try the Vittoria Randonneur Cross, available in 28mm. Treaded tyres are sub-optimal for road riding however. Be aware of this when making your choice, and I personally think in a tyre as narrow as 23mm the traction loss from tread could become a nasty handicap.
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:56 pm

I knew you'd pop up waving the Randonneur flag, Pete :D
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Re: Tyre similar to Schwalbe Marathon

Postby il padrone » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:10 pm

:wink: 8)
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