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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 16 x 1.35 tyre with SmartGuard

11100756

Schwalbe

With this Marathon Plus 16 inch tyre, punctures are a memory 

Our best selling after-market Brompton tyre

 

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£33.59

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£41.99

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Colour:Black
Tyre BeadWired
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16 inch Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre

The most puncture resistant tyre for your Brompton

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! 

New! It's now so puncture rated - they have changed what we thought was an odd scale of 1 to 6 to 1 to 7, so the Marathon Plus can stand out!

Want more proof of the puncture protection see the below video or (if you can't see it) - check out this video from Schwalbe (click here)!

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)

But it's impossible to install isn't it? NO!

The below video shows you the technique for installation of the tyre with no lever

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 
  • Puncture protection rating 7/7
  • 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

Old part number: 11109348

Reviews

Grade 
17/07/2018

Improvement disease

"I think I will go back to the Brompton brand.....They really need to sort this out."

But they won't because once a company gets infected with Improvement Disease they never recover from their arrogance.

    Grade 
    17/07/2018

    FAR TOO HARD to get on and off

    Wonderful as they may be in other respects, these are VERY hard to get on and off. This makes them completely impractical for the average rider. Do NOT buy them if you just want something to get reliably from A to B without climbing Everest on route. In fact the on-off struggle resulted in my inner tube being irreparably ruined at the valve tube. Enjoy that "challenge" halfway through a marathon.
    Only buy tyres of the original 37x349 size, not this pseudo-"original" 35x 349 size. In addition the stiff sidewalls mean you have high rolling resistance (hard pedalling) compared to lighter designs.

      Grade 
      02/07/2018

      tonyfirshman

      No punctures or issues of any sort with various flavours of Swalbe Marathon for probably 15 years. Yes hard to fit, but is possible with no damage. Brompton should fit them as standard. With the paper thin std tyires, I got rear punctures so often.

        Grade 
        18/09/2017

        Secure and Puncture Proof

        Robust and I have used these for 5 years! No punctures until you get towards the end of their life! Easy to fit if you gently warm them! Overnight in the airing cupboard works for me! Longer lasting than a Snickers. Delivered promptly! I regard brilliantbikes as the best!

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          27/07/2017

          Good tyre but think twice as they are a right pain to fit

          These are great tyres, but VERY DIFFICULT to fit.
          I have had a few of these, and the number of innertubes I've punctured with the tyre levers you would not believe.
          On this last occasion the rim of the tyre was damaged to the point I need a new one.
          I think I will go back to the Brompton brand. They may not last as long as the Schwalbe but a breeze to fit. They really need to sort this out.

            Grade 
            15/05/2017

            The lightest and fastest tyre*

            After suffering 4 punctures in as many months on the very light and fast Schwalbe Kojak tyres I decided to fit Marathon Plus. The only flat I've has since, almost 3 years on, was due to a faulty valve. This is after almost daily cycling through both urban (glass, metal shards etc.) and rural (hawthorns etc.) environments. *It could be argued that these tyres are the lightest and fastest available as I don't have to carry a pump, spare tubes or puncture repair kit for most journeys, thus saving weight, and I don't spend time at the side of the road mending punctures so saving time as well. I will be sticking with Marathon Plus tyres for the foreseeable future

              Grade 
              28/04/2017

              Better than the norm

              Not quite bullet proof as some describe, I have less punctures, but still get them. I'd say 50% less.

                Grade 
                21/06/2016

                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.

                  Grade 
                  06/12/2015

                  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.

                    Grade 
                    25/09/2015

                    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.

                      Grade 
                      27/03/2015

                      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.

                        Grade 
                        24/03/2015

                        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 :)

                          Grade 
                          21/02/2015

                          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 ....

                            Grade 
                            21/02/2015

                            Puncture free

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

                              Grade 
                              16/02/2015

                              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.

                                Grade 
                                16/02/2015

                                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 

                                  Our best selling after-market Brompton tyre

                                   

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