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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 16 x 1.35 tyre with SmartGuard Maximize

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 16 x 1.35 tyre with SmartGuard

With this Marathon Plus 16 inch tyre, punctures are a memory. The SmartGuard® layer is made from a flexible, special rubber and offers particular resistance to shards of glass and sharp stones.

Even a drawing pin can't penetrate this protective layer and is in fact pushed out AND the SmartGuard belt does not increase rolling resistance. This MARATHON PLUS rolls as easily as a lesser tyre.

 

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11109348

Schwalbe

18 Items in stock

£33.59

Reduced from RRP

-20%

RRP: £41.99

About the 16 inch Marathon Plus tyre

Even when you are running your small wheel bike such as a Brompton with these 16 inch Marathon Plus tyres from Schwalbe, it is impossible to guarantee that you won't get a puncture, but the Marathon Plus does have the best defence against everyday tyre damaging objects such as glass, flints or metal shards.

Because we also hate getting punctures and fixing them - this is what we run on our own Bromptons! 

Want more proof of the puncture protectiuon - check out this video from Schwalbe!

Tip: When installing the Marathon Plus 16 inch tyre (or any tyre really) - avoid the use of tyre levers (it's just technique to put on the tyre without them). Using tyre levers to install a tyre can damage the tyre, the tube or both.

We (and Schwalbe) do recommend that you use a pressure gauge to check / set tyre pressures as the common 'thumb check' is not enough normally due to the special construction of the Marathon Plus. (It feels like it's hard just because of the thickness of the tyre walls)

This is the 2014 (and onwards) model of the Marathon Plus which has been further upgraded from previous versions - so that if it is run slightly flat (due to not noticing the lack of air), then the sidewall is less likely to crack (as would sometimes - though not often - happen with the older versions)

From a Brompton point of view, the Marathon Plus has more tread but is thinner than either the old standard (yellow label) or kevlar (green label) Brompton 16" x 1 3/8 " tyres for folding bikes, and is lined with SmartGuard rubber. (It is the same size as the current Marathon 16" tyre provided as a factory fit by Brompton)

The new generation Marathon plus tyre from Schwalbe gives the touring and recreational cyclist an opportunity to ride one of the lowest rolling resistance tyres for high mileage and optimum safety

At night the Marathon plus tyre also helps you be seen and stay safe - with the application of 3M Scotchlite reflective material along the sidewall, the tyre provides unparalleled safety at night making you more visible to other road traffic.

Note: If you are using the old Brompton tyre (bottle) dynamo which connects with the tyre, 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 Plus 16 x 1.35 / specification / features / details:

 
  • ETRO/ISO size: 35-349 / 16 x 1.35 inch
  • Tyre type: Wired
  • Inner tube: AV4 (Schrader / car type) or SV4 (Presta / racing type)
  • Tyre pressure: 65-110 psi / 4.5-7.5 bar
  • Weight: 480g / 17 oz
  • Manufacturer part number: 11100756
  • High quality tyre for touring and everyday use
  • Smart guard puncture protection 
  • Endurance tread compound
  • E-bike ready (for electric bikes up to 50 km/h)

 

For a complete list of the Marathon Plus tyres we stock - click here

Review(s) for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 16 x 1.35 tyre with SmartGuard

Reviewed by: Alan M
Rating 

Review Title: fingers crossed

Having recently lost 2 tyres through punctures and a split side wall, I'm hoping for more success with these ones :) On the topic of fitting, I've always found putting the Brompton tyres on a right royal pain when it gets to the last bit.
This time I followed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEbDeGWYfOg and was pleasantly surprised it seemed easier, no need for tyre leavers, just putting on with the tube semi inflating then lots of working around the edged to presumably redistribute slack in the steel wire edge.

    Reviewed by: Pascal
    Rating 

    Review Title: Excellent and resilient tyre.

    Not only these tyres are as puncture proof as it gets but also they are very resilient and last much longer than the other options available so on the longer term I don't think they cost more than any other one.

      Reviewed by: savageHK
      Rating 

      Review Title: No punctures!

      Since buying my Brompton 8 years ago I realised quickly that the tyres on it (Brompton Green with Kevlar) weren't up to the task of Manchester's glass strewn streets. Moved to Marathon Plusses and never looked back. Now I get maybe one a year - round about when the tyre needs replacing anyway. Not had to do a roadside repair in years. Fabulous.

        Reviewed by: Sir Nigel C
        Rating 

        Review Title: Seems to be very resilient

        I've had these fitted for over a year now with no punctures (I'm reluctant to say that in case I tempt fate). They sometimes feel a bit slippery on the road but maybe that's just me. I'd definitely get the same tyres when they wear out because punctures are such a pain.

          Reviewed by: Brompton Bumble B
          Rating 

          Review Title: Bomb Proof

          I totally love these tyres and always get them. Had a problem with one after a few months of use that I bought earlier this yr, Brilliant Bikes telephoned me and next day I got replacement tyre (on a Saturday EARLY morning no less) no questions asked.

          Living up to their company name every damn time & I TOTALLY love the smiley faces on the receipts :)

            Reviewed by: Simon T
            Rating 

            Review Title: big mistake

            I was getting punctures and I would end up carrying. And so a brace of Marathon Pluses came into my life. Which were very heavy going and seemed a big mistake. But after a few miles they were fine and they have transformed my life. Now I'm happy and confident and the Marathon Pluses are a great chat up line when I pull up next to young ladies at the traffic lights ... I haven't seen it reported but I suspect they just need running in a bit and then they are just the same as standard tyres but without the punctures ....

              Reviewed by: dv
              Rating 

              Review Title: Puncture free

              Ride with confidence - you will not have to stop on the side to change the tyre.

                Reviewed by: Simon
                Rating 

                Review Title: Bullet proof for london

                My old back tyre expired on the train to work! None in stock locally . Bb my on line locAl shop reliable fast.

                  Reviewed by: Ib R
                  Rating 

                  Review Title: Well worth the money.

                  Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are somewhat more expensive than the Brompton Kevlar tyres, but well worth the money, since you can (almost) forget about punctures. The only drawback is that the rubber is much stiffer, than Bromptons, which make them difficult to put on. I find I have to warm them up (putting them in hot water), in order to get the last bit over the rim.

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                    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 16 x 1.35 tyre with SmartGuard

                    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 16 x 1.35 tyre with SmartGuard

                    With this Marathon Plus 16 inch tyre, punctures are a memory. The SmartGuard® layer is made from a flexible, special rubber and offers particular resistance to shards of glass and sharp stones.

                    Even a drawing pin can't penetrate this protective layer and is in fact pushed out AND the SmartGuard belt does not increase rolling resistance. This MARATHON PLUS rolls as easily as a lesser tyre.

                     

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