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  • Schwalbe Marathon Tires

    Anybody running these tires? They are rated to 145 psi. Whats the best psi to run them at? I was thinking 110 or higher ...

    I just got them on spinergy LX's with "double stuff" Pushblack handrims
    Inc C4 since Oct 07

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  • #2
    They are very good because you are not going to a have a puncture never, but they are bit heavy.

    http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/wheel...produktgruppe/

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    • #3
      They are nice on snow and ice but I prefer the usual grey ones in summer. I have 145 inside
      Last edited by woman from Europe; 03-22-2009, 10:18 AM.
      TH 12, 43 years post

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      • #4
        I love the Shwalbes but only fill them to 110 because while I trust the tires I don't think the Chinese tubes I buy match up.

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        • #5
          those are the 1 inch ones, right?
          i fill them to 120 psi.
          these tires are a must for nyc.

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          • #6
            I've been running one pair of Marathon Evo's since May of 2008. I top off to 145psi once a week. Never had a flat and the tread is still in OK shape. The tread is a bit "fuzzy" and almost ready for replacing, but for almost 1 year they've been awesome.
            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

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            • #7
              you actually need the keep the psi up high to maintain the puncture protection... the 'strip' is a bit like foam, and it only gets rigid and impenetratable when the pressure is up there

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              • #8
                These Marathon Plus Evolutions are heavy?

                I ordered them on my new wc because I thought they would be light and roll like air tires, but still be pretty puncture proof. I've only had solid tires and they are like pushing a tank. I currently use the black KIK solids.
                Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by november View Post
                  These Marathon Plus Evolutions are heavy?

                  I ordered them on my new wc because I thought they would be light and roll like air tires, but still be pretty puncture proof. I've only had solid tires and they are like pushing a tank. I currently use the black KIK solids.
                  They aren't as heavy as the KIK.
                  "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                  "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                  • #10
                    I've been using the Marathon Plus tires this winter and it was amazingly easy to push on ice and snow compared to slick tires. I have also run over glass and no flats. I fill my tires to 145psi because the rolling resistence is much lower making it easier to push yourself and the chair. Definitely the best tires I've used thus far. I plan to buy the RightRun tires for the summer.
                    Never Give Up!

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                    • #11
                      Same as DaleB. I did have one blow out when I left my rear wheels in the back seat of my car exposed to the sun all day when the temp was in the mid-90's. It must of made one heck of a bang.

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                      • #12
                        I had my one wheel blow out when I sitting on the couch watching tv. It made a large Bang and it made my body jump. It was loud!
                        Never Give Up!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by november View Post
                          These Marathon Plus Evolutions are heavy?

                          I ordered them on my new wc because I thought they would be light and roll like air tires, but still be pretty puncture proof. I've only had solid tires and they are like pushing a tank. I currently use the black KIK solids.
                          One Marathon plus 24" weight 1.23 lbs.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                            One Marathon plus 24" weight 1.23 lbs.
                            Do RightRun tires look like that too?
                            Never Give Up!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheAbleChef View Post
                              Do RightRun tires look like that too?
                              No, they said in their tires, that have a punchtire protection, but not like the marathon because they are much lighter, i can`t tell you exactelly, but around 0.66lbs.

                              I,ve got a pair of old right runs tires in my garage, i`ll cut them and i`ll put the pic for you can see the puchtire protection.

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