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Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1.35 GreenGuard tyre for your Brompton

This is the Schwalbe Marathon 16 inch tyre with GreenGuard for Brompton folding bikes

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This Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1.35 inch tyre is just one of the three tyres fitted as standard on the current Brompton folding bike range. It's slightly narrower (at 1.35 inches) than the standard Brompton kevlar (previously known as "green" for it's green label) tyre (which is 1 3/8" wide).

This Schwalbe Marathon 16 inch tyre was introduced to the Brompton line as a standard factory fit option in December 2011.

This tyre has changed slightly since that 2011 model:

  • The tread pattern changed slightly
  • The previously used Kevlar protection is replaced with GreenGuard - a highly elastic 3mm thick layer of india rubber, designed to increase puncture protection.
  • A new sidewall construction was improved to delay the onset of cracking if the tyre is used while under inflated. 
  • The maximim permissible pressure increased from 6.0 bar (85 PSI) to 7.5 bar (110 PSI)
  • The weight per tyre increased slightly from 350g to 420g
  • The rolling resistance is marginally higher (approx 3%)
  • The size of the tyre decreases from a nominal 37mm cross section to 35mm - this reduces the overall diameter of an inflated tyre by 3mm
  • The old Schwalbe tread pattern was HS368 - the new model is HS420
  • The new model has a reflective print detailing the size - 35-349 / 16 x 1.35 on the tyre wall opposite to the logos.

Note: If you are using the brompton dynamo which connects with the tyre (also known as a bottle dynamo), please use a standard Brompton tyre rather than this one, as there is a slight size difference which will affect your dynamo's capability to function correctly. (i.e. it won't work properly!)

Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1.35 inch features / details:
ETRO size: 35-349 
Inner tube: AV4 (Car type / Schraeder valve)
Tyre pressure: 65 psi (min) to 110 psi (max) or 4.5 bar (min) to 7.5 bar (max)
Weight: 420g
We always recommend using no tools to fit your new tyre to your Brompton. Using tyre levers often results in damage to the inner tube (pinching it when levering on the tyre) or to the tyre bead (trying to force the wire bead over the rim with brute force),
Installing without tyre levers may seem difficult (or impossible) at first - but it's just technique.
In order to replace the tyre / tube you also need to remove the wheel (either front or rear) - the below videos show how it should be done.
Manufacturer part number: QTYRMREF
Brompton part number: 9026074

Review(s) for Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1.35 GreenGuard tyre for your Brompton

Reviewed by: Chris John

Review Title: Fitted but with a lot of hassle

I fitted a pair of these and my God was it hard. Can't see how you can do it without tyre levers. If I get a puncture out on the road I think the bike will be folded up and a bus will be caught.

    Reviewed by: peter exley

    Review Title: marathon plus tyres

    i put these tyres on my bike and found it did`nt fold up the same ie the stem caught on the stopper at the bottom and the front tyre spokes caught on the gears when folded i can get over it but it`s somethink to watch out for i think it`s due to the 1.35

      Reviewed by: Clive M

      Review Title: Very difficult to fit.

      I just spent an hour fitting a Schwalbe Marathon 16in tyre to my Brompton in the comfort of my kitchen. This was my third attempt having wrecked 2 previous tyres in the fitting process. I fitted the tyre without using tyre levers but my hands are sore and I would not want to do this on the road. I use these tyres on my larger wheeled bikes and they are relatively easy to fit if you watch the video. These tyres are very puncture resistant but if I do get a puncture on my Brompton it will be a problem.

        Reviewed by: Keith Lindley

        Review Title: Brompton Retyred

        Replaced both tyres as originals were looking a bit 'tyred' after 13 years. Tread pattern is more substantial than the Brompton and seems to give better grip in the wet.
        Good value and very prompt service from Brilliant Bikes. I learned a lot about my Brompton from this site.

        • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

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        Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1.35 GreenGuard tyre for your Brompton

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        This is the Schwalbe Marathon 16 inch tyre with GreenGuard for Brompton folding bikes

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