After 10 years, Schwable have thoroughly overhauled the Marathon Plus. The only true flat-less tyre gets a new, dynamic profile and boasts many internal improvements such as improved Smart Guard that helps reduce rolling resistance.
|Wheel Size:||16" (305)|
The most efficient protection belt there is for bike tyres, in other words: flatless. Solid, 5 mm thick layer of highly flexible special rubber provides permanent protection also in the case of embedded objects. Even thumbtacks are no problem for this tyre.
Improved Rolling resistance
The patented, 5 mm thick SmartGuard layer, when compared to all generic products, has a significant advantage in rolling resistance. We further extended its lead in the latest version. Also in the SmartGuard, we now use a proportion of recycled rubber from old latex products.
"Anti-aging" side wall
It now lasts much longer before developing unsightly cracks when subjected to use with too low air pressure.
For over 70 years Schwalbe have dominated the two wheeled tyre industry in Germany and Europe, being voted best MTB tyre brand in Germany for the past two years. From the very early beginnings where the company founder, Earnest-Wilhelm Bohle capitalised on the developing cycle industry, to the ultra modern distribution facility near Cologne, Schwalbe have continued to design and manufacture some of the finest bicycle tyres available. Schwalbe's success is due in part to the effort it makes in product development from lab tests at the manufacturing facility to the hardest proving grounds of all, professional cycle racing. 'Team Gerolsteiner' achieved a very creditable 7th place overall in the 2004 Tour de France and the unique performance of team captain Davide Rebellin winning three major classic races back to back using Schwalbe tyre. Other notable succeses include Normann Stadler winning the infamous Ironman triathlon in Hawaii, riding Schwalbe Stelvio tyres.
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