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Anyone using Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS440 2014 for Bike Touring in 26in and 700c???

Old 03-17-16, 10:05 AM
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Anyone using Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS440 2014 for Bike Touring in 26in and 700c???

I am looking for input on Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS440 2014 not Marathon Plus HS348 2013
and I know they have awesome flatproof protection and heavy 26in 980gm 700c 660gm
and how are the sidewalls and bead to mount and unmount from Rims and my Rear Rim is
Sun-Ringle Rhyno XL 26in 36h 29.2mm wide 2013 and my Front Rim Velocity Cliffhangers 26in 36h 28mm wide 2013

Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS440

and Right now I am using Continental Touring Plus 26X1.75 on my
Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008 and I was using Schwalbe Tour Plus hs404 26x1.75
and I did not like the knobys on Schwalbe Tour Plus and as for the Continental
Touring Plus 26x1.75 a try in Southern California to how they hold up as flatproof
on glass and goathead thorns



I do hear that people on my Facebook Expedition Bicycle Touring groups have gotting flat tire using Schwalbe Tires
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Old 03-17-16, 10:15 AM
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This? https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-read...athon-plus.htm LBS here sells them to many Touring cyclists

Climate is not like yours , No Goat head thorns .

The Site explains the features ... Get a Pair and try them ..

I have Plus model puncture resistant band Schwalbe tires on several bikes in a number of different sizes.

as I said previously Continental Travel Contact tires were fine too..



You worry about shopping without posting pictures of places you actually have gone to see.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
This? https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-read...athon-plus.htm LBS here sells them to many Touring cyclists

Climate is not like yours , No Goat head thorns .

The Site explains the features ... Get a Pair and try them ..

I have Plus model puncture resistant band Schwalbe tires on several bikes in a number of different sizes.

as I said previously Continental Travel Contact tires were fine too..



You worry about shopping without posting pictures of places you actually have gone to see.
On 11-3-2016 I am buying the 2014 Schwalbe Marathon Plus hs440 Tire 26X1.75 so I can use it on my rear Wheel and I will put on my Schwalbe Marathon Tour Plus hs404 Tire on my front Wheel
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I dont know why you past your shopping so Much.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I dont know why you past your shopping so Much.
I am looking for good feedback on TIRES before I buy them and I have bloody read all the post on Schwalbe Tires on this bloody bike fourm and Please stop TROLLING ME SINCE I JOINED THIS FORUM!
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I dont know why you past your shopping so Much.
and all the post I have read was about Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tire HS348 and there is no new post on Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 440 Tire is 100% not the same as plus hs348!

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I bet they will be fantastic tires. From what I have read and heard, goatheads can get thru most anything. If they puncture a tire, just fix it and keep going.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I bet they will be fantastic tires. From what I have read and heard, goatheads can get thru most anything. If they puncture a tire, just fix it and keep going.
At 900g each, I'm not sure that I would describe them as fantastic. Puncture resistant yes, but you're right, just fix it and keep going.
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Originally Posted by mantelclock View Post
At 900g each, I'm not sure that I would describe them as fantastic. Puncture resistant yes, but you're right, just fix it and keep going.
Agreed. Fantastic, relative to what else he could get for puncture resistance. Those things are nearing in on solid tire construction.
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Originally Posted by mantelclock View Post
At 900g each, I'm not sure that I would describe them as fantastic. Puncture resistant yes, but you're right, just fix it and keep going.
Schwalbe marathon plus tires h440 26x1.75 995gm
Schwalbe marathon tour plus tires hs404 26x1.75 980gm

I am using Continental Touring Plus tires 26X1.75 900gm on my
Surly LHT 26in 2008

I also like to Research on Bike Touring gear before I buy a Tire like Schwalbe Marathon Plus hs440 tire 26X1.75 and I have read all about Schwalbe Marathon Plus hs348 tire on this Bikeforum and I am looking for fresh input on Schwalbe marathon plus hs440 tires!

as for flatproof tires are not 100% flatproof tires! and I have a friend on Facebook using Schwalbe marathon tour plus hs404 tires 26x1.75 or 2.0 on the Southern Tier on AZ/NM state line got a flat tire on his rear tire by metal from a truck tire
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Agreed. Fantastic, relative to what else he could get for puncture resistance. Those things are nearing in on solid tire construction.
Right I am using Continental Touring Plus tire 26x1.75 900gm on my Surly LHT
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
as for flatproof tires are not 100% flatproof tires! and I have a friend on Facebook using Schwalbe marathon tour plus hs404 tires 26x1.75 or 2.0 on the Southern Tier on AZ/NM state line got a flat tire on his rear tire by metal from a truck tire
Those are the tires on my bike these days. They are indeed "nearing solid tire construction"! But I live in the mountains so most of my power is fighting gravity anyway, and then going downhill the added rolling resistance saves wear on rims and brake pads!

And yes they are not 100% flat proof! I had a slow leak from some bit of wire. I ride on a lot of debris-strewn roads, so I think the extra protection is worth it.
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Those are the tires on my bike these days. They are indeed "nearing solid tire construction"! But I live in the mountains so most of my power is fighting gravity anyway, and then going downhill the added rolling resistance saves wear on rims and brake pads!

And yes they are not 100% flat proof! I had a slow leak from some bit of wire. I ride on a lot of debris-strewn roads, so I think the extra protection is worth it.

Right now I am using Contineltal Touring Plus Tires 26X1.75 on my Surly LHT
and I hope they hold up good as Flatproof tires in Southern California on the Roads
and I have seen broken glass in a bike lane in Vista, CA near a CA CRV recycling center
and we have goathead thorns too

and when I have $110.00 I am getting the Schwalbe Marathon Plus hs440 tire 26X1.75
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
I am looking for input on Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS440 2014 not Marathon Plus HS348 2013
and I know they have awesome flatproof protection and heavy 26in 980gm 700c 660gm
and how are the sidewalls and bead to mount and unmount from Rims and my Rear Rim is
Sun-Ringle Rhyno XL 26in 36h 29.2mm wide 2013 and my Front Rim Velocity Cliffhangers 26in 36h 28mm wide 2013

Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS440

and Right now I am using Continental Touring Plus 26X1.75 on my
Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008 and I was using Schwalbe Tour Plus hs404 26x1.75
and I did not like the knobys on Schwalbe Tour Plus and as for the Continental
Touring Plus 26x1.75 a try in Southern California to how they hold up as flatproof
on glass and goathead thorns



I do hear that people on my Facebook Expedition Bicycle Touring groups have gotting flat tire using Schwalbe Tires
FWIW I am riding on these tires in the 700 x 32 size and I am quite happy with them. Only 500 miles on pavement so far so they haven't really been tested. But they ride great. Heavy as heavy can be and a little stubborn mounting them, but the ride has been outstanding.
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6000km fully loaded (35kg) on mines without a single flat (26 x 1.5)
Even this nail can't make me stop, just remove it with a plier and continue.
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