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ebikerdiary wrote:I'm 68 and like long rides; I'm planning some trails like the Vic Rail Trail and Wollombi; nothing rough and rocky, just love the feel of dirt under my rubber.
So what do you expect is going to cause your punctures?
The "go" for low-pressure off road riding is tubeless+sealant if your cause is thorns/doublegees/caltrop
If it's rocks ripping your sidewalls, that's another conversation.
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I have had nails go through the top and out the side without puncturing the tube!
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The widest Schwalbe Marathon is the Marathon MTB, and it is only 2.25" wide.
As has already been said - the best solution is to go tubeless.
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DavidS wrote:I don't use them any more, other factors mean I want a slightly faster tyre (and they don't make Marathon Supreme in 28 wide any more, 32 minimum now). But, everyone above is right, Schwalbe Marathon and the standard or green guard are about as bullet proof as a rubber tyre can be. They are impressive, I commute so plenty of chance for punctures, very rare with marathons. I would also say that a lot of bike tyres now are good at resisting punctures.
They do ride like a lump of clay, you are right David.
I don't ride them either.
I prefer the lively feel a lighter more supple tyre gives.
Rubino pro is reasonably priced online and ticks enough boxes for me.
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Interestingly, I had prior to these tires been using the Schwalbe Kojaks which are the slickest/fastest/least puncture resistant in the Schwalbe 16 inch range, and whilst the Kojaks do roll better, the Marathons weren't that bad. They were harsher but rolling resistance pretty good.
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i have a 28/2.15 on a set of Flox EX 29er rims
28 is same diameter of a 29er rim, 622mm
they are Tubeless Ready, and are set up tubeless
therefore puncture Resistant ,
Tubeless is the way to go if you can set up or Ghetto setup your wheels tubeless
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