Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex Bike Tyre - 700 x 28c.  £14.99 @ Argos
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex Bike Tyre - 700 x 28c. £14.99 @ Argos

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Found 6th Aug 2015
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex Mountain Bike Tyre is the most puncture resistant bike tyre ever! The SmartGuard layer made from highly elastic, special rubber is unbelievably strong. It offers permanent resistance to foreign bodies such as glass shards or thorns. Features reflective strips on the sidewalls to increase rider safety.

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Impressive. I've heard good things about this tyre, and it's £22.99 at Chain Reaction cycles, against an RRP of £34.99.

However, the info at Argos is awful. Their pic looks nothing like other images of this tyre, and they describe it as a "Mountain Bike Tyre", despite the fact it is 700c!

Great price for an awesome tyre! Never tried the reflex version but I've 700 x 28 marathons on my hybrid and they're great - I've lost count to the big chunks and shards of glass I've pulled out of the tyres that have taken it without a puncture.

woldranger

Great price for an awesome tyre! Never tried the reflex version but I've … Great price for an awesome tyre! Never tried the reflex version but I've 700 x 28 marathons on my hybrid and they're great - I've lost count to the big chunks and shards of glass I've pulled out of the tyres that have taken it without a puncture.


Think the reflex is referring to the reflective stripe around the tyres?

themachman

Think the reflex is referring to the reflective stripe around the tyres?



I had a look at the Schwalbe UK website, and the colour listed for all of their Marathon Plus tires is "Black-Reflex".

Here's the info for their 700x28C Marathon Plus tire:

Size:ETRTO 28-622 (28 x 1.10 Inch)
Type:Wired
Compound:Endurance
Execution:SmartGuard
Color:Black-Reflex
Skin:Twin
Weight:750 g (26 oz)
Pressure:5.50 - 7.50 Bar (80 - 110 psi)
Maximum load:85 kg
EPI:67
Profil:HS440
Article number:11100767
EAN:4026495720588
Tube:15, 17, 18

Muig1972

I had a look at the Schwalbe UK website, and the colour listed for all of … I had a look at the Schwalbe UK website, and the colour listed for all of their Marathon Plus tires is "Black-Reflex". Here's the info for their 700x28C Marathon Plus tire:Size:ETRTO 28-622 (28 x 1.10 Inch)Type:WiredCompound:EnduranceExecution:SmartGuardColor:Black-ReflexSkin:TwinWeight:750 g (26 oz)Pressure:5.50 - 7.50 Bar (80 - 110 psi)Maximum load:85 kgEPI:67Profil:HS440Article number:11100767EAN:4026495720588Tube:15, 17, 18


The older Shwalbe never had the reflective stripe around them

any 26"

duvinrouge

any 26"



£16.99

Nice, thanks.

You have to wonder how many people will buy this 'mountain bike' tyre for their mountain bike unaware of terms like 26" and 700...

Original Poster

argos.co.uk/sta…htm link for more sizes, including 26"

Great price but out of stock everywhere I've looked.

My current tyres are 700 x 38C - would these fit or would they be too narrow? I can't see any numbers on the wheel itself? Thanks for any guidance.

got a pair of these, after about 2 months back tyre had little splits all round the side wall. Had to patch it up with plasters. Thought they would be good but no they are shat.

Very inconsistent product description, a road tyre described as mountain bike with a picture of a different tyre (Durano, I've had the Durano and wasn't that impressed with the puncutre resistance)

spacycles.co.uk/pro…092

Marathon tyres here for £11.

OK they aren't Marathon Plus, but I've never been able to tell the difference either from a puncture or rolling resistance point of view.

Great tyre but a bit of a pig to get onto the rims because they are so stiff! Make sure you have strong tyre levers and a strong set of thumbs!

ebble

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b6s142p1092Marathon tyres … http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b6s142p1092Marathon tyres here for £11.OK they aren't Marathon Plus, but I've never been able to tell the difference either from a puncture or rolling resistance point of view.



Done many thousands of miles on Marathon plus tyres. Have had a few punctures but they're about as good as it gets for puncture resistance.

Personally I find them a bit too heavy/harsh to ride. I find I get 95% of the puncture protection on Vittoria Randonneurs which are my commuting tyre of choice - much lighter, roll better and a bit cheaper.

itsnotmeitsyou

My current tyres are 700 x 38C - would these fit or would they be too … My current tyres are 700 x 38C - would these fit or would they be too narrow? I can't see any numbers on the wheel itself? Thanks for any guidance.



It depends on your rim width. When in doubt refer to Sheldon:

sheldonbrown.com/tir…tml

dan1979

Done many thousands of miles on Marathon plus tyres. Have had a few … Done many thousands of miles on Marathon plus tyres. Have had a few punctures but they're about as good as it gets for puncture resistance. Personally I find them a bit too heavy/harsh to ride. I find I get 95% of the puncture protection on Vittoria Randonneurs which are my commuting tyre of choice - much lighter, roll better and a bit cheaper.


+1 At 28mm the Marathons are too harsh for me on crappy London roads, even at 80psi with a carbon fork & seatpost.

ebble

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b6s142p1092Marathon tyres … http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b6s142p1092Marathon tyres here for £11.OK they aren't Marathon Plus, but I've never been able to tell the difference either from a puncture or rolling resistance point of view.


Plus £4/pair P&P.

I've been commuting into London on these for 5 years and have never had a puncture.

Agree with several of the above comments. Have them on my tandem, which is a fairly severe test! Never punctured, including a prolonged tour of Thailand and they wear well. But, yes they are a little harsh and I've had them break away on damp slippery surfaces....A good tyre, but they've made a few compromises to max out of the puncture protection.

Nice find,
Ive recently bought these from Wiggle at £55/pair.
Hot.

Let me know where there's stock. Just went for home delivery and was showing in stock. On entering address said "sorry out of stock at warehouse" Also no stock in about 15 stores around 2 locations. Wasted my time.

Yep no stock, expired

Going to get some for my boardman I bought off here a few weeks ago. Currently has 700 x 25c tyres. Can it take 28 without any problems? Think the extra width and tread will be better in the changeable conditions although I'm happy for someone to tell me the best way

I've had Marathon Plus tyres for the past 10 years and only had one puncture in many thousands of miles of riding. Just a shame this is now out of stock everywhere.

andy182

Going to get some for my boardman I bought off here a few weeks ago. … Going to get some for my boardman I bought off here a few weeks ago. Currently has 700 x 25c tyres. Can it take 28 without any problems? Think the extra width and tread will be better in the changeable conditions although I'm happy for someone to tell me the best way



Which model did you get?

CardboardCutout

Which model did you get?



Boardman road sport

These are tough bomb proof tyres... but I found them far to heavy and sluggish, only having a small commute I have something lighter and quicker, willing to fix a few flats.

Also, make sure you have some decent strong tyre leavers, as getting these on/off can be a challenge, though once fitted you should be able to forget about them.

andy182

Boardman road sport



The only answer I can give you is possibly, see here answers.halfords.com/ans…htm

CardboardCutout

The only answer I can give you is possibly, see here … The only answer I can give you is possibly, see here http://answers.halfords.com/answers/4028/product/593139/questions.htm



Think I will play safe and get the 700 x 25c version.

Alex Theory

Great tyre but a bit of a pig to get onto the rims because they are so … Great tyre but a bit of a pig to get onto the rims because they are so stiff! Make sure you have strong tyre levers and a strong set of thumbs!


You should never use tyre levers to put on tyres.
There is a youtube video showing how to put them on with just your hands!!!!

lol heavy for a tyre

myOpinion2

Very inconsistent product description, a road tyre described as mountain … Very inconsistent product description, a road tyre described as mountain bike with a picture of a different tyre (Durano, I've had the Durano and wasn't that impressed with the puncutre resistance)



Gotta love the bike section at argos!

ssaass

You should never use tyre levers to put on tyres.There is a youtube video … You should never use tyre levers to put on tyres.There is a youtube video showing how to put them on with just your hands!!!!



In theory you are right but in practice there are some tyre/rim combinations that just don't work together easily. As long as you are careful not to pinch the inner tube there is no real issue with it. Use good quality plastic tyre levers rather than metal ones as they are less likely to damage the rim.

May as well chip in my bit got this the other Day from Plant X £12.99 Schwalbe Marathon Dureme Evo Folding Tyre total bargain only 700c x 40 but ideal for touring bikes or roads were the council do fix the pot holes.

planetx.co.uk/i/q…yre

Edited by: "otonytonton" 7th Aug 2015

OOS for delivery and no stock in London
Edited by: "dewonderful" 7th Aug 2015
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